Ask Your Question
0

How can I use the "joint_state_publisher"-GUI ?

asked 2013-03-11 03:46:21 -0500

viovio gravatar image

updated 2013-03-13 01:40:28 -0500

Hello everybody,

I'm using the Rviz MoveIt Plugin for my 6 Dof - Robot. I created the necessary package via "Moveit Setup Assistant". Unfortunately the interactive markers don’t show up. (see this threat) So I started the Joint_State_Publisher with the "GUI"-parameter on true.

But the slide controls have no influence on my robot. But it shows exactly 5 slide controls for my 5 joints, as described in my urdf.

Questions:

  1. Do I have to start the joint_state_publisher also with the "robot_description"-parameter?
  2. Do I also need to start the "robot_state_publisher"?

Sorry but I'm a quiet newby at this stuff. What information do you need in order to help me?

Many Thanks in advance viovio

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

3 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted
2

answered 2013-03-18 07:46:30 -0500

isucan gravatar image

For the interactive markers to work you need TF to be published and and end-effector to be defined. The TF is done for you as an example if you run demo.launch (latest version of the setup assistant generates that as well) or if you are running gazebo/running on the actual robot. The end-effector needs to be part of the SRDF, but I am actually working on removing this requirement.

edit flag offensive delete link more
0

answered 2013-03-13 02:41:50 -0500

felix k gravatar image
edit flag offensive delete link more
0

answered 2013-03-13 03:06:53 -0500

definitely you need the robot_state_publisher

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

Stats

Asked: 2013-03-11 03:46:21 -0500

Seen: 5,723 times

Last updated: Mar 18 '13