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relation between gazebo and rviz

asked 2012-10-13 07:27:37 -0500

updated 2012-10-13 18:44:10 -0500

SL Remy gravatar image

2-) what is its relation with gazebo and RVIZ ?!

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answered 2012-10-13 14:08:14 -0500

Eric Perko gravatar image

Gazebo is a 3D rigid-body physics simulator (including a graphical interface).

rviz is a tool for 3D visualization of data from other ROS nodes as well as some support for sending commands to other ROS nodes.

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Does rviz can show me as a simulation what robot thinking about now such as different paths to grasp a cup before actually ground it to robot specific hardware ?!

RiskTeam gravatar image RiskTeam  ( 2012-10-14 06:37:56 -0500 )edit

rviz can show you anything that it has a plugin for displaying and has been published by your nodes. You can find a list of DisplayTypes here:

Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2012-10-14 09:26:26 -0500 )edit

I mean something such as when infer for missing component can RVIZ show me what the robot think about now , before actually robot move to that object and try to grasp it ?! like display missing component beside component it really see now but with different colors reflect periorty of this component

RiskTeam gravatar image RiskTeam  ( 2012-10-14 10:01:38 -0500 )edit

I'm not 100% sure I get what you're asking. rviz can show you anything you publish that it knows how to show. It does not do any sort of inference on it's own. For example, if you wanted to see N possible plans from a planner at time t, your planning node would have to publish all N plans to rviz.

Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2012-10-14 10:40:53 -0500 )edit

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