SDF files with Gazebo plugin for ROS? [closed]

asked 2012-11-06 04:53:51 -0600

Ammar gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:10 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

Hello All, I recently learned that URDF is being deprecated, being substituted by SDF. I have in the past used spawn_models node to introduce new models in my Gazebo environment. How do I spawn SDF models? I tried using the 'Open' option in the Gazebo world GUI but it gives me the following error:

Error [] XML Element[static], child of element[model] not defined in SDF. Ignoring.[model] Error [] Error reading element Error [] Unable to parse sdf element[gazebo] Error [] parse as old deprecated model file failed. Error [] Unable to read sdf file[/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo_worlds/objects/first_robotv3.sdf]

The SDF file I am trying to load is exactly from the tutorials found here:

This should work with ROS as well right?

Please help. Thanks Ammar

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Closed for the following reason Gazebo Question: The Gazebo community prefers to answer questions at: by tfoote
close date 2015-06-29 02:13:30.988938


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Lorenz gravatar imageLorenz ( 2012-11-06 05:47:39 -0600 )edit

Sure. Thanks

Ammar gravatar imageAmmar ( 2012-11-06 06:23:47 -0600 )edit

Did you solve this problem? Having the same problem...

davinci gravatar imagedavinci ( 2012-12-19 03:23:53 -0600 )edit

Nope! I gave up until a stable Gazebo+ROS version is out

Ammar gravatar imageAmmar ( 2012-12-21 07:07:26 -0600 )edit