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Controller failed with error code INVALID_JOINTS

asked 2019-03-11 05:00:14 -0500

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updated 2019-03-11 16:46:45 -0500

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Hello, I’m trying to achieve pick and place in gazebo for panda arm by using moveit+rviz to plan motion. I’m getting below error on the terminal from which i launch moveit_planning _execution.launch file.

Controller panda/panda_hand_controller failed with error code INVALID_JOINTS

here is my config/controllers.yaml file from moveit side

controller_manager_ns: controller_manager
  - name: panda/panda_arm_controller
    action_ns: follow_joint_trajectory
    type: FollowJointTrajectory
    default: true
        - panda_joint1
        - panda_joint2
        - panda_joint3
        - panda_joint4
        - panda_joint5
        - panda_joint6
        - panda_joint7

  - name: panda/panda_hand_controller
    action_ns: follow_joint_trajectory
    type: FollowJointTrajectory
    default: true
        - panda_finger_joint1
        - panda_finger_joint2

Below is my joint_names.yaml file

controller_joint_names: ['panda_joint1', 'panda_joint2', 'panda_joint3', 'panda_joint4', 'panda_joint5', 'panda_joint6', 'panda_joint7', ’panda_finger_joint1’, ’panda_finger_joint2’]

About moveit planning groups from setup assistant tool, below are the groups i have created. I’m using panda_arm as planning group in my code

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Can someone tell me how to solve or debug this issue?

Update 1

On the terminal from which i spawn gazebo and controllers i get below error

Joints on incoming goal don't match the controller joints.

My suspect is that these errors are occurring because of following reason

I’m using "panda_arm " as planning group which doesn’t include finger_joints (in this case i’m doing as suggested in moveit_tutorial. ) Here can anyone suggest me how planning group should be in moveit setup_assistant?

Update 2

In gazebo, robot approaches the object and when it should open the finger joints( comparing to fake trajectory execution in rviz) robot stops the trajectory execution.

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Hey - I think we have the same problem, Running moveit+rviz with the Pandas current ros-melodic-franka-description. When you run the standard demo.launch do you get a Clump of Panda joints in the center of your workspace? Screenshot of MoveIt

MoveIt! Quickstart in RViz

I've followed the setup assistant and tried making a couple other joint configurations - but nothing yet. : Setup_assistant_tutorial

Could it be from the latest melodic-franka-description? gravatar image  ( 2019-03-11 12:40:44 -0500 )edit it's much more likely you're running into #q272692.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-03-11 13:10:46 -0500 )edit For me everything works fine in RVIZ. Even with demo.launch i'm able to see pick and place happening in RVIZ. i have problem in gazebo that panda arm reaches till the pose where it should open up the finger joints but finger_joints are not moving.

mvish7 gravatar image mvish7  ( 2019-03-11 13:54:19 -0500 )edit

@gvdhoorn: any suggestions on this issue by looking at update 2??

mvish7 gravatar image mvish7  ( 2019-03-11 14:22:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-17 06:08:07 -0500

mvish7 gravatar image

I was able to solve this issue i would like to note what worked for me.

note: I feel this answer is very specific to panda arm.

At first why this error comes up?

If you look into lines 541 to 552 of joint_trajectory_controller_impl.h, they are as follows

00541   // Goal should specify all controller joints (they can be ordered differently). Reject if this is not the case
00542   using internal::permutation;
00543   std::vector<unsigned int> permutation_vector = permutation(joint_names_, gh.getGoal()->trajectory.joint_names);
00545   if (permutation_vector.empty())
00546   {
00547     ROS_ERROR_NAMED(name_, "Joints on incoming goal don't match the controller joints.");
00548     control_msgs::FollowJointTrajectoryResult result;
00549     result.error_code = control_msgs::FollowJointTrajectoryResult::INVALID_JOINTS;
00550     gh.setRejected(result);
00551     return;
00552   }

So error comes up because there is a mismatch between controller joints and joints on the trajectory goal which is sent by moveit.

Second point how did i found it which joint should be removed?

Upon observing the hand.xacro file i noticed that panda_finger_joint2 is set to mimic panda_finger_joint1. (If someone wants to read about mimic joint then its here) so i suspected that it panda_finger_joint2 is to mimic panda_finger_joint1 then trajectory message sent by moveit should only have entry for panda_finger_joint1 .

Anyone correct me on the reasoning i have given.

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Can you explain specifically what you did to fix this? I am having the exact same issue. I do not understand what you mean when you said that you removed the joint. It seems like removing it in the URDF file would cause many more issues.

Edit: has more details on how to fix this. I used solution 2.

JGioia gravatar image JGioia  ( 2021-02-13 19:00:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-04-05 03:37:17 -0500

liamtht gravatar image

Hi, I would like to ask that if it is possible for me to have your github about this pandar arm on gazebo please? Thank you

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Hello, I can't upload this work on github as it concerns my university research obligations. I do temporarily host some part of work on git for asking questions and then take it down. I'm very sorry for this. I would encourage you to ask your question on community and i'll try my best to answer the question.

mvish7 gravatar image mvish7  ( 2019-04-05 03:44:12 -0500 )edit

Hi, thank you for your answer. I will try to do the panda arm and may ask you later. Br, Tran

liamtht gravatar image liamtht  ( 2019-04-05 03:48:26 -0500 )edit

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