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turtlebot_simulator (no kinect data)

asked 2012-02-23 04:05:23 -0500

ZdenekM gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:00:11 -0500

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when I run turtlebot simulation, there is no simulated Kinect. I'm sure that before some time it was working.

I'm using this command to run simulation:

roslaunch turtlebot_gazebo turtlebot_empty_world.launch
List of topics which are advertised:

During start-up there is just this info (from pointcloud_throttle, kinect_laser and kinect_laser_narrow nodes):

waitForService: Service [/openni_manager/load_nodelet] has not been advertised, waiting...

Thanks for any advice...

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+1 I was just working on posting this question myself.

John Hoare gravatar image John Hoare  ( 2012-02-23 08:59:09 -0500 )edit

what version of turtlebot, turtlebot_simulator, and turtlebot_apps do you have installed?

mmwise gravatar image mmwise  ( 2012-02-23 10:44:38 -0500 )edit

I have the latest installed from the repositories on ROS Electric on Ubuntu 11.10.

John Hoare gravatar image John Hoare  ( 2012-02-23 13:50:42 -0500 )edit

I have also installed latest from deb repos on ROS Electric and Ubuntu 11.04.

ZdenekM gravatar image ZdenekM  ( 2012-02-23 20:41:12 -0500 )edit

I pulled the latest from the package manager and everything is working correctly

mmwise gravatar image mmwise  ( 2012-03-14 18:10:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-03-08 20:34:46 -0500

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This is a bug in the gazebo.urdf.xacro file. The camera frame names were not correct and therefore the gazebo plugins couldn't initialize properly. It's fixed in 330:4253a4e5f257 . It's released in turtlebot 0.9.2

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answered 2012-02-23 22:07:55 -0500


I'm new to the whole ROS thing. I just started exploring it. I am also having problems with Kinect data in turtlebot_gazebo simulation. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and ROS Electric.

I've managed to get kinect topics advertised with adding this line to the launch file.

<!-- openni_manager -->
<node pkg="nodelet" type="nodelet" name="openni_manager" output="screen" respawn="true" args="manager"/>

But I still have the problem that Kinect is posting no messages. Maybe you will find out why.

I hope it helps you.

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