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Create your own urdf file "check_urdf" cannot check the urdf file

asked 2018-11-13 07:48:17 -0500

James Yang gravatar image

updated 2018-11-13 08:04:39 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

when i key in check_urdf my_robot.urdf, the terminal shows the message like that

Error:   Error document empty.
         at line 72 in /build/buildd/urdfdom-0.2.10+dfsg/urdf_parser/src/model.cpp
ERROR: Model Parsing the xml failed

my system is Ubuntu 16.04, ROS version is kinetic

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I've just done a quick test with check_urdf on my system and I can only reproduce this when the given URDF file is in fact empty. So the Error document empty is probably correct. Can you show us the URDF file you're checking.

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar image PeteBlackerThe3rd  ( 2018-11-13 08:39:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-08-05 11:54:35 -0500

Menz gravatar image

If someone else has the same problem: I got the error because I performed the check_urdf command not in the directory where the urdf file was located.

cd catkin_ws/src/testbot_description/urdf

check_urdf my_robot.urdf
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thanks, the answer helps the beginner

cctt126 gravatar image cctt126  ( 2021-05-16 09:19:07 -0500 )edit

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