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URDF model of ultrasonic sensor

asked 2012-12-06 15:17:26 -0500

mgoldman gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:30 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi guys,

I am brand new to URDF/xacro and I am trying to figure out the correct way to model an ultra-sonic sensor in urdf format.

From what I know, the model would have to discretize the data so I'm thinking I want to create an arc composed of n rays in order to model this.

However, i'm not sure how to implement this, or even if this is the best way to go about. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Thanks, Max

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answered 2012-12-08 03:31:38 -0500

ChengXiang gravatar image

Hi. Perhaps this tutorial can help you? I think your main issue will be to find the right plugin for the sensor's controller. In addition, you can try to look for robot URDF model that contains similar sensor.

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