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how to correctly display a robot in rviz ?

asked 2013-06-06 03:59:13 -0600

Fabien R gravatar image

I successfully displayed my robot in rviz.

The problem is that the legs seem "inside" the grid.

The origin of my base is (0,0,0). Do I have to use a height ?

I also found the description of a planar joint on the wiki.

Do I have to connect the legs to the grid ?

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What version of ROS and RVIZ are you using? I'm having similar issues with urdf_tutorials in groovy, basically all the tutorials are broken :(

mentar gravatar image mentar  ( 2013-06-09 02:37:43 -0600 )edit

@mentar: I'm on debian_amd64/sid with fuerte.

Fabien R gravatar image Fabien R  ( 2013-06-13 07:04:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-15 08:07:34 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

rviz will render your robot in whatever frame you ask for. And the frame to which the grid is attached is also selectable. If the origin of your robot is the frame into which rviz is rendering the grid will default to that frame. Find the drop down menu for the grid to move it to a different frame. Or update the fixed frame in the rviz menu.

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