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Using simulator for turtlebot before actual robot testing

asked 2020-08-19 05:07:53 -0600

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updated 2020-08-19 05:08:49 -0600

Hi All,

I am looking to carry out testing through simulation for my Turtlebot3 robot, before I run the packages for my actual robot, just to see if any issues arise etc. I have the packages ready to go (launch file, python files etc.).

I just have a few questions:

  1. How do I bring up a simulator of my Turtlebot Waffle-pi version? (Do I use Rviz?). I should know this, but my training so far has just been with the Turtlebot and having the movement of the robot shown on Rviz, I have not actually simulated any movement as of yet.
  2. If I have a map of my lab, can I upload that to the simulation to carry out the simulated testing? Or can I only use pre-constructed maps from ROS libraries? I only need a 2D map for now and I have multiple maps built using my Turtlebot3 and SLAM.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I am using ROS Kinetic and Ubuntu 16.04LTS, along with the Turtlebot3 Waffle-pi version.

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answered 2020-08-19 05:45:53 -0600

updated 2020-08-19 05:47:23 -0600

I suggest working through:

  1. Robotis e-manual on the Turtlebot 3.
  2. ROS Navigation 2 tutorials

Questions you pose should be covered. If not, you can try to narrow the scope of your questions, so the community can help as appropriate.

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