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rosdep error while urdf developing

asked 2013-09-17 09:45:31 -0600

wafeeq gravatar image

updated 2013-11-18 19:14:15 -0600

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Hello I am very new to ROS and trying to develop a URDF for my own robot. First I wanted to learn the tutorials on the links below and then I would develop my own urdf.

but when i run this command given in the totorial. it gives error: $rosdep install joint_state_publisher

ERROR: Rosdep cannot find all required resources to answer your query Missing resource joint_state_publisher

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wafeeq gravatar image wafeeq  ( 2013-09-17 09:46:11 -0600 )edit

please find link of my tutorial in above comment

wafeeq gravatar image wafeeq  ( 2013-09-17 09:46:35 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-17 12:41:14 -0600

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The issue is that you need joint_state_publisher downloaded already. From the paragraph preceeding the command you ran:

In these tutorials, we’re going to rely on some tools and launch files from the urdf_tools package. Most notably, joint_state_publisher needs to be downloaded from the Washington University repository, linked to on the joint_state_publisher wiki page. All of the robot models mentioned in this tutorial can be found in the urdf_tutorial package.
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Thanks for your reply. Actually I am new to ROS. I read this line but could not understand how to install joint_space_publicher. Could you please guide me how to do that?

wafeeq gravatar image wafeeq  ( 2013-09-17 12:56:54 -0600 )edit

You can find that in the 8th ROS tutorial: I suggest you go through all these tutorials before moving onto specific package tutorials:

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-09-17 12:59:27 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-09-20 09:49:01 -0600

wafeeq gravatar image

Hello ! I have successfully installed joint publisher and tutorial as per commands

but when i try to run first tutorial it gives error. It gives error.

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I can not add a picture even if i paste my code below it does not post my comment and dont give any error. stupid ever i have seen on the internet .

wafeeq gravatar image wafeeq  ( 2013-09-20 09:49:57 -0600 )edit

This sounds like a new problem. Please ask a new question. This is a Q&A site not a generic forum.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-09-20 10:32:01 -0600 )edit

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