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Spawning Husky robot with ur5

asked 2019-03-14 19:26:26 -0600

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I am trying to get a simulation of the husky robot with a ur5 manipulator mounted on it. To that end, I cloned the Husky package from and then tried the following command:

roslaunch husky_gazebo husky_playpen.launch ur5_enabled:=true

However, I get the husky but no ur5.

I followed this ( ) tutorial. Initially I did execute the apt-get install commands at the beginning of step 2, for kinetic instead of indigo, but no ur5 on the husky. I uninstalled the packages and cloned the husky repo as I mentioned earlier but still no ur5.

I have been at this all day and embarrassingly gotten nowhere. I would appreciate some help.

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Are you sure, you did this step?

Make sure you have the husky_simulator packages and husky_ur5_moveit_config packages installed.
pmuthu2s gravatar image pmuthu2s  ( 2019-03-15 08:43:21 -0600 )edit

Searches for both those packages end up at . So I have the husky package installed which contains the husky_simulator package although I have not found the moveit package within husky - I haven't found an independent download source for it.

sisko gravatar image sisko  ( 2019-03-15 14:48:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2019-08-02 08:45:14 -0600

I was facing this problem too as I'm using kinetic. You can use this package and follow this tutorial to set up UR5 on Husky: husky_manipulation

You will need the package ur_description too, so, you can install with sudo apt install ros-kinetic-ur-description, or clone the main package: universal_robot

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answered 2019-03-15 15:02:39 -0600

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As you could have noted in the tutorial, this setup is for indigo,

So, in this link you can find the husky_ur5_moveit config which is basically the indigo-devel branch. I guess this should resolve your problem.

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Yes, when I tried installing via apt-get install, I did replace indigo with kinetic. I don't think I can use your solution because I don't think there is backward compatibility between kinetic and indego

sisko gravatar image sisko  ( 2019-03-15 18:57:27 -0600 )edit

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