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problem making a urdf file in ros

asked 2013-09-05 02:14:34 -0500

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updated 2014-04-20 14:09:37 -0500

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Hello All ! I am new to ROS. I want to make a urdf model of a robot and I started urdf tutorials available at I have installed ROS in my PC. when i just try to run my first command in above tutorials it does not work. terminal response is below. Please help.

abc@jkdl:~/ROS/URDF Tutorials$ rosmake urdfdom_model [ rosmake ] rosmake starting...
[ rosmake ] Packages requested are: ['urdfdom_model']
[ rosmake ] Logging to directory /home/javi/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20130905-132619
[ rosmake ] Expanded args ['urdfdom_model'] to: []
[ rosmake ] WARNING: The following args could not be parsed as stacks or packages: ['urdfdom_model']
[ rosmake ] ERROR: No arguments could be parsed into valid package or stack names.
abc@jkdl:~/ROS/URDF Tutorials$

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It would be helpful if you provide the link the the tutorial. I suppose it is the one accessible <http://wiki.ros.org/urdf/Tutorials> here

luca gravatar image luca  ( 2013-09-05 03:37:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-06 00:37:01 -0500

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If you are new to ROS I assume you did not compile ROS from source. This means you can skip the rosmake step and try

rosrun urdfdom check_urdf my_robot.urdf

I am guessing you installed groovy?

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answered 2013-09-05 04:28:25 -0500

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updated 2013-09-05 04:29:20 -0500

Thank you for your reply. yes it is the same tutorial. actually the problem is that when i try to link my weblink here for reference. i can not post then. there is some error with question posting.

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