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nao.rviz config file not found in the repo.

asked 2018-03-01 12:35:43 -0600

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updated 2018-03-04 15:03:37 -0600

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I'm following the tutorial on and in the Step 1.1. where I'm supposed to select a nao.rviz


I cannot find in the specified directory and as a result not able to load nao onto rviz.

You quick response would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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answered 2018-03-04 12:41:42 -0600

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This tutorial seems outdated as it starts with "Note: WARNING: This tutorial may be outdated and specific to the Nao ROS packages v0.1.". Maybe there is another tutorial that is more recent/up-to-date?

Looking at the nao_robot repository, there are 2 RViz config files:

  • urdf.rviz file in src/nao_robot/nao_description/config/urdf.rviz that displays the robot model and it's transforms
  • nao_full.rviz at nao_bringup/config/nao_full.rviz. It seems to display the sensor data as well and not only the model of the robot.

As the screenshot in the tutorial shows camera images and sonar data, I think you want to use the second one. Hope this helps,

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Thanks for your reply. I already tried the config file you specified. As soon as I select this config file rviz crashes with this error:

ravit gravatar image ravit  ( 2018-03-05 04:29:40 -0600 )edit

@ravit: your comment doesnt contain the error message. Your question doesnt give enough information. Please update your question with the set of commmands you ran as well as any meaningful information to help us help you. See support guidelines

marguedas gravatar image marguedas  ( 2018-03-05 23:00:36 -0600 )edit

Thanks and sorry about that, I'm rather new to this forum.

When I select nao_full.rviz at nao_bringup/config/nao_full.rviz -- rviz crashes with the following message

ravit gravatar image ravit  ( 2018-03-06 03:55:35 -0600 )edit

When I select urdf.rviz file in src/nao_robot/nao_description/config/urdf.rviz - rviz snapshot: Under 'RobotModel'>>'Status Error">>'URDF' - Parameter [robot_description] does not exist, and was not found by searchParam()

ravit gravatar image ravit  ( 2018-03-06 04:04:14 -0600 )edit

This still doesn't give use the commands you ran before starting RViz. Did you run any launchfile from nao_bringup before starting RViz (cf 1.0 of tutorial) ? robot description is set in nao_description/upload_nao.launch, that is launched automatically when you start nao_bringup/nao_full_py.launch

marguedas gravatar image marguedas  ( 2018-03-09 11:44:23 -0600 )edit

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