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Need help getting tutorial working: Using urdf with robot_state_publisher

asked 2013-02-09 09:48:35 -0500

tleyden gravatar image

In the Using urdf with robot_state_publisher tutorial, it says:

Run rviz, choosing odom as your fixed frame. Add a Robot Model and TF.

and I got stuck there. I ran:

rosrun rviz rviz

but not sure how to do any of the other steps mentioned above. Anyone know how to make this work?

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answered 2013-02-09 11:01:13 -0500

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In RViz, choose "Add Display" and and add a TF and RobotModel display. Where it says "Global Options", set the fixed frame to "odom".

See http://www.ros.org/wiki/rviz/UserGuide

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That worked! Thanks.

tleyden gravatar image tleyden  ( 2013-02-10 19:12:29 -0500 )edit

I updated the wiki page to make it a bit clearer.

tleyden gravatar image tleyden  ( 2013-02-10 19:21:05 -0500 )edit

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