Can Gazebo do 2D 'flatland' only simulation

asked 2020-02-28 16:29:51 -0500

mkhansen gravatar image

I'm looking at various 2D simulators (Flatland and STDR) but am already quite used to using Gazebo, is it possible to run Gazebo in a 2D mode (like set all Z=0 to squash everything?) IF the sensors and wheels were on the outside edges of the robot I'm thinking it might work?

I'm 90% sure the answer to this is "No, this won't work today". If that's true then my follow up question would be can it be done in a future release as a plugin (in Ignition maybe)?

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It doesn't sound like you actually want a dynamics simulation engine as much as a kinematics and creating 2D data like from a laser. I think flatland or other simulators (Player, specifically) are the right toolsets.

Don't expect Gazebo to ever have this - that's not really the value proposition of that work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player_...

stevemacenski gravatar image stevemacenski  ( 2020-02-28 16:45:56 -0500 )edit

In addition to what @stevemacenski writes: seeing as this is purely a Gazebo question, I would suggest to ask this over at answers.gazebosim.org.

If you do, please post a comment here with a link to your new question, so we keep things connected.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-02-29 04:03:00 -0500 )edit