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Rviz hydro cannot launch node robot_state_publisher

asked 2013-09-26 21:51:02 -0600

Wojciech gravatar image


I tried to complete this tutorial:

When I'm launching:

roslaunch rrbot_description rrbot_rviz.launch

I got this error:

  ERROR: cannot launch node of type [robot_state_publisher/state_publisher]: robot_state_publisher
    ROS path [0]=/opt/ros/hydro/share/ros
    ROS path [1]=/home/wojciech/catkin_ws/src
    ROS path [2]=/opt/ros/hydro/share
    ROS path [3]=/opt/ros/hydro/stacks

Rviz launches but there is some worns and errors:

  • FIXED FRAME: No tf data. Actual error: Fixed Frame [link1] does not exist

  • No transform from [camera_link] to [link1]

  • No transform from [link2] to [link1]
  • ...

My configuration:

  • ROS Hydro

  • Ubuntu 13

I will be grateful for your help,


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answered 2013-09-27 01:10:12 -0600

fergs gravatar image

You need to install robot_state_publisher:

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-robot-state-publisher
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I had this same problem. Why is ros-hydro-robot-state-publisher not installed with ros-hydro-desktop-full?

Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2013-09-27 02:05:27 -0600 )edit

Until now robot_state_publisher was not part of any hydro metapackage. That has been changed recently ( and will included in the next sync.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2013-09-27 07:27:19 -0600 )edit

Thanks @Dirk Thomas.

Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2013-09-27 08:13:38 -0600 )edit

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