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Is there any package for omnidirectional drive robot for gazebo?

asked 2012-12-06 12:47:11 -0600

abdullah gravatar image

updated 2012-12-06 13:02:19 -0600


I am looking for a ROS package for omni directional robot in gazebo,(just like erratic robot package). Is there any package, from where I can start working easily.

My aim is to run a navigation algorithm on omni directional robot in gazebo simulator.


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answered 2012-12-06 19:26:23 -0600

For instance, the PR2 and Care-O-Bot are omnidirectional drive robots available for simulation in gazebo. Both use a system of four steered and driven casters (for a total of 8 motors) to achieve omnidirectional mobility. If you're interested in simulation of a meccanum-wheel drive robot, I'm not sure there is one available for gazebo. Last time I looked, the youbot for gazebo used no true meccanum wheels, but a similar system to the two robots I mentioned above.

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Has there been a release for kinetic or melodic?

StewartHemm74 gravatar image StewartHemm74  ( 2021-06-14 17:42:04 -0600 )edit

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