How can I create an engine/differential drive and communicate with it? GAZEBO+ROS

asked 2019-08-23 13:53:19 -0600

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updated 2022-06-05 11:34:41 -0600

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I want to see how a DC motor responds to different inputs, mainly one similar to a drone, I tried to find in the gazebo drone model if I could do it but I am very newbie and I don't understand how to do it. Or if it is easier to take a DC motor and try it separately, it also works for me. What interests me most is knowing how to recognize a node and communicate. I'm sorry if it's a basic question or has already been answered, I haven't found it.

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If you're interested in motor dynamics, you'll need a simulator that can simulate those accurately. As much as Gazebo is a nice simulator for a whole host of things, accurate motor dynamics are not its forte, as far as I understand.

You may want to look at simulators that are more geared towards that, or implement a model yourself (say, in Simulink fi).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-08-24 06:06:53 -0600 )edit