Check if you started movegroups

asked 2019-07-09 13:09:50 -0500

Gates gravatar image

I am trying to learn MoveIt and do some test on UR5. At this step I am trying to control UR5 with joystick. I followed Joystick Control Teleoperation. I can plan and execute with my UR5 without any problem. However when I run joystick_control.launch, I get the problem "Check if you started movegroups. Exiting."

I started the move group (with demo.launch):

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I believe that I miss a point in introducing the group name to joystick somehow. I was thinking that moveit setup assistant does it automatically because I am running the demo.launch which was created by the assistant. Also I am running the joystick_controller.launch created by the assistant, too. I have no idea where is the problem.

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You don't seem to be the only one with that problem. I tried with 2 setups and also found an issue on GitHub.

pcoenen gravatar image pcoenen  ( 2019-07-10 10:16:43 -0500 )edit

I am not sure if it is a bug or I did miss something because when I created a new clean XXX_moveit_config package, it works fine with the joystick. So, probably I missed a parameter of group name in somewhere. I don't know where it was. I want to know how the joystick catches the group name, honestly. In the, I see only the end effector link name is catched, not a group name.

Gates gravatar image Gates  ( 2019-07-10 11:24:57 -0500 )edit