Issues with Planar Move Plugin

asked 2019-05-29 19:52:08 -0500

atkinsc98 gravatar image

I'm currently running the planar move plugin example found here on kinetic and Ubuntu 16.04, and encountered some issues. I put the provided code into a URDF file exactly as given and launched it both directly and through a .launch file. The box spawns into the Gazebo environment and sits still. I know that the collision frame is a cylinder underneath the visual box, but the plugin seemingly does nothing. There is no explanation whether or not I need to insert more lines into the code in order to get the desired motion and I cannot find any documentation on what is needed. Does anybody know what to do to get it moving?

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Not an answer, but: just adding the plugin doesn't cause anything to move. Just making sure.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-05-30 01:57:29 -0500 )edit

Are you saying that the planar motion plugin does not command objects to do anything on its own?

atkinsc98 gravatar image atkinsc98  ( 2019-05-30 09:23:13 -0500 )edit

Exactly. Did you expect it to do that?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-05-30 09:41:12 -0500 )edit