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asked 2017-09-19 09:13:05 -0500

nachatad gravatar image

how can i add a new rebot to Ros,i want to control my robot from ros, how i can do to integrate my robot in ros.

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answered 2017-09-19 09:26:14 -0500

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Essentially you'll want to make an URDF file for your robot (URDF stands for Unified Robot Description Format). You can learn how to do that using these URDF tutorials.

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Thank you for your answer

it's for visual robots, I think this is not my case, I need to integrate a real robot like Adept Cobra this is just an example. it already has a program to use it but I would like to integrate it with ros. thank you

nachatad gravatar image nachatad  ( 2017-09-19 09:35:11 -0500 )edit

@nachatad URDF files are for more than just visualization. You can use them to publish the tf of your robot (which is useful for many things) via robot_state_publisher. You'll probably want to take a look at the link that @Airuno2L posted

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-09-19 13:01:07 -0500 )edit

You also define motors, transmissions, controllers, sensors, etc in the URDF. It is how your robot will interact with ROS.

Airuno2L gravatar image Airuno2L  ( 2017-09-19 14:49:43 -0500 )edit

Thank you for your support

nachatad gravatar image nachatad  ( 2017-09-20 01:37:27 -0500 )edit

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