/cmd_VEL topic is missing

asked 2018-04-09 15:39:17 -0500

Caesar84 gravatar image

updated 2018-04-10 13:19:51 -0500

jayess gravatar image

hi ,

i have installed (again) Indigo with its default Gazebo as well as Hector_quadrotor link text. I cant find the topic /cmd_vel in order to send a flying command. also , i did install ardrone_autonomy plus tum_simulator and the same situation . here is a list of the topics when launching

roslaunch cvg_sim_gazebo ardrone_testworld.launch

according to iolyp/tum-simulator-indigo:

$ rostopic list


had anyone seen such a thing before ? ps: i think in both cases i saw the same topics (hector and ardrone).

thanks in advance


I am facing the same situation with Kinetic on Ubuntu 16.04 and gazebo 7 , there is no /cmd_vel topic

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Can you confirm that you tried calling the service rosservice call /enable_motors "enable: true"?

stevejp gravatar image stevejp  ( 2018-04-10 15:53:54 -0500 )edit

yes i did and restarted the whole thing couple of times.

Caesar84 gravatar image Caesar84  ( 2018-04-10 18:25:51 -0500 )edit

I had the same problem when I tried to simu multi-uav with hector. Some of the uavs' "cmd_vel" were missing while the others were well. But, I didn.t meet it when I tried one uav.

nm46nm gravatar image nm46nm  ( 2018-04-11 21:42:58 -0500 )edit