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How to modify the turtlebot robot model in rviz?

asked 2012-02-28 10:44:50 -0500

karthik gravatar image

Hi, I have remodeled my turtlebot with additional hardware to increase the height of the kinect location. I would like to model the same in rviz. I want to know which urdf file i should edit in order to do this. Any help here is much appreciated.

Thanks, Karthik

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answered 2012-02-28 21:58:45 -0500

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The URDF file for the turtlebot is in the ros package turtlebot_description. It is loaded on the parameter server in turtlebot_bringup/minimal.launch. Please note that the package turtlebot_description will be read only. The best way to change it is to copy and rename it (make sure that you get the includes right in turtlebot.xacro).

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Hi Lorenz, I cannot find turtlebot.xacro in Groovy. I'm using turtlebot2. I can find only turtlebot.urdf.xacro, and I'm confusing in rvizing it? Pls help me, thanks!

Yantian_Zha gravatar image Yantian_Zha  ( 2014-04-19 19:45:38 -0500 )edit

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