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Quadruped Robot Visualization and TF Problems In towr and xpp

asked 2020-04-25 02:05:09 -0500

Murat gravatar image

updated 2020-04-25 02:06:43 -0500

Hello. I try to visualize my own special robot with towr. I have already added the kinematic and dynamic models of my robot. But when i try to visualize in Rviz, the joints of the robot occur at very meaningless angles. It will be more descriptive in the video. When I look at the TF tree, I see the TF data of two robots at the same time. My Robot (It appears in the video as Vira) and HyQ robot.

I'm working on the guide on towr and xpp but I don't know clearly where to approach the problem. Thank you for your help.

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answered 2020-04-25 11:56:36 -0500

My first guess would be that the inverse kinematics function might have some bugs. This needs to be supplied by the user to xpp. You can reuse the one from the xpp HyQ example, but only if your kinematic tree is the similar and you adjust the frames and link parameters. So I would check that function, the conversion from cartesian endeffector positions to joint angles.

Hope this helps, best of luck :)

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I applied simple motion planning to my own robot by working on monoped_pub in the xpp guide. As a result, the robot's foots (kinematic structure) didn't follow endeffectors. As you said, there must be a bug with ik then converting ee positions in to joint angles should be main focus point. It has a slightly different kinematic structure. I will concentrate on inverse kinematics, taking into account what you say. Thank you so much!

Murat gravatar image Murat  ( 2020-04-26 05:29:31 -0500 )edit

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