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hydro pr2 gazebo

asked 2013-09-20 09:14:52 -0600

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updated 2014-11-22 17:05:22 -0600

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I was using ros-fuerte and ros-groovy before. I was using the PR2 robot. Now that I want to make the robot appear under ros-hydro but I'm having some troubles.

The first command I was using to load the gazebo environment

roslaunch gazebo_worlds empty_world.launch

And now in hydro is:

roslaunch gazebo_ros empty_world.launch

Gazebo is loading and working fine. Next is to load the robot, I was using:

 roslaunch pr2_gazebo pr2.launch

I've looked for the pr2.launch file and now it's in /opt/ros/hydro/share/pr2_bringup/pr2.launch so the command for ros-hydro should be

 roslaunch pr2_bringup pr2.launch

but it's not working. Any ideas?

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answered 2013-09-20 11:57:28 -0600

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The PR2 simulator is not yet supported on Hydro, and has not been released.

When it is released, that proper startup command will be:

roslaunch pr2_gazebo pr2.launch
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thank you, then i'll go back to groovy meanwhile

silgon gravatar imagesilgon ( 2013-09-20 12:14:20 -0600 )edit

Has this been already released? I could not find any debian package sounding like pr2_gazebo. If this is still up for release: Any guesstimated time for release? Is it possible to checkout the current devel branch of pr2_gazebo and give it a try?

Georg Bartels gravatar imageGeorg Bartels ( 2013-11-04 02:07:55 -0600 )edit

I tried last week, it's not released yet. I have no idea when it's going to be released. But it's already a long time since hydro came out.

silgon gravatar imagesilgon ( 2013-11-21 22:59:44 -0600 )edit

Basically, it seems there are quite some changes needed to have this running in Hydro. However, I have a feeling it will happen at some point in the future. See here for a discussion: http://lists.willowgarage.com/pipermail/pr2-users/2013-November/001830.html

Georg Bartels gravatar imageGeorg Bartels ( 2013-11-25 22:12:10 -0600 )edit

Dear all, do you have any news about the update of the PR2 simulator to be compatible with Hydro? I just write here not to open a new thread just for this question.

Maestre gravatar imageMaestre ( 2014-03-26 04:08:38 -0600 )edit

With pr2_simulator from github (branch hydro-devel), it works ok for me (on some machines). Btw, when there will be indigo branch? ;)

ZdenekM gravatar imageZdenekM ( 2014-03-26 04:27:35 -0600 )edit

I have no estimate on when there will be a release; there are still a number of unresolved issues in the hydro-devel branch. Since there are minimal changes between hydro and indigo, I expect that the hydro-devel branch will work on indigo.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-03-26 06:25:45 -0600 )edit

Now I found it can work on hydro~

sam gravatar imagesam ( 2014-06-29 21:01:50 -0600 )edit

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