How to simulate the Pionner 3dX with gazebo in a reliable way? [closed]

asked 2012-11-21 21:34:56 -0500

LucaGhera gravatar image

We have a Pioneer 3Dx and we are interfacing with it by using ROSARIA.

Is there a way for simulating the behavior of the robot with Gazebo in a reliable way?

I tried to launch the simulator package provided by p2os. I also modified the xacro file and the launch file as reported here.

However I still have two problems:

  1. When I roslaunch the launch file it returns the following error: ERROR: cannot launch node of type [gazebo_plugins/gazebo_ros_diffdrive]: can't locate node [gazebo_ros_diffdrive] in package [gazebo_plugins] (however the simulator starts)
  2. The simulated robot is unstable. The caster wheel continuously revolves randomly and when I impose a velocity grater than 0.1 the robot starts bouncing. Could be this problem due to the fact that the launch file doesn't load a world and so the robot is "flying"?

How can I fix this problem and simulate the pioneer in a reliable way?

I'm not locked with ROSARIA as far as another driver still provide me a similar interface.

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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 02:16:54.051840


I too have the same problem. I tested on Fuerte running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I can confirm this behaviour.

swagatk gravatar image swagatk  ( 2013-03-26 01:49:06 -0500 )edit