Ros & Gazebo, wheel-soil interactions

asked 2019-10-16 14:59:16 -0500

Masonou gravatar image

I downloaded Ros a few days ago and started the beginner tutorials. I started a project in uni which is due May and my topic is wheel-soil interactions (terramechanics). I want to use Ros & gazebo to test and analyse different designs of wheels and their interactions with soils. As i know water and solid interface are available in ros, i will try to code sand and mud so to be able to test those soils also. Any suggested articles or previous similar projects that might be helpful? Or any other advice for me on how to approach and begin my project will be appreciate.

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As i know water and solid interface are available in ros [..]

Observation: please be aware that ROS != Gazebo. Gazebo is a stand-alone physics based simulator, that happens to have ROS integration (through plugins) available. There are other simulators as well, such a V-REP and Webots. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Writing that "water and solid interface[s] are available in ros" seems to sugges that you're confused about what piece of software is responsible for what.

Your question also seems to focus specifically on Gazebo. As such, I'd advise you to post at

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-10-16 15:03:23 -0500 )edit