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2022-06-13 13:11:19 -0500 edited answer [ROS2] Any idea on how to pass parameters (YAML) to a Xacro file via launch python script?

Is your end goal to use xacro for your robot_state_publisher at runtime? Xacro actually has a function (load_yaml()) tha

2022-06-13 09:26:52 -0500 answered a question [ROS2] Any idea on how to pass parameters (YAML) to a Xacro file via launch python script?

Is your end goal to use xacro for your robot_state_publisher at runtime? Xacro actually has a function (load_yaml()) tha

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2021-08-20 13:48:00 -0500 commented answer ROS2 makes launch files crazy - Too soon to be migrating?

Indeed the parser sees that colon and gets greedy. Pretty much the exact issue that drove me to the solution in the answ

2021-08-20 13:22:38 -0500 commented answer ROS2 makes launch files crazy - Too soon to be migrating?

For the if/when question, the short answer is I don't know. I was kinda hoping the original author might get to it. Unfo

2021-07-14 09:02:20 -0500 answered a question ERROR: Model Parsing the xml failed

The error is decently descriptive of the problem. The generated URDF has the link world_interface defined twice with the

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2021-07-12 07:45:26 -0500 answered a question Is it possible to have a conditional in a launch file using DeclareLaunchArgument

Long answer short, yes it supports conditionals but you have to use the dedicated conditional functionality and not plai

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2021-07-09 11:12:15 -0500 answered a question ROS2 makes launch files crazy - Too soon to be migrating?

FWIW, I think the ROS2 launch system is in a decent place and I have started porting a lot to it. I think it mostly suff

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2021-07-09 10:05:03 -0500 commented question ROS2 makes launch files crazy - Too soon to be migrating?

Do you have a source for the comment about launch conditions being deprecated? I do not see any deprecation warnings whe

2021-06-30 08:23:48 -0500 answered a question Can't load stl into URDF using ROS2

See this question. Xacro in ROS2 does not seem to support the package tag. Try using <mesh filename="file://$(robot_d

2021-06-18 09:21:57 -0500 commented answer Visualize global coordinate points as Markers in Rviz

You have roughly a 100 meters of straight lines for your first 14 points. I think this is what you are seeing. Try zoomi

2021-06-18 09:18:21 -0500 commented answer Visualize global coordinate points as Markers in Rviz

You have roughly a 100 meters of straight lines for your first 14 points. I think this is what you are seeing. Try zoomi

2021-06-17 09:54:23 -0500 answered a question Visualize global coordinate points as Markers in Rviz

What are you using to visualize the points? If it is RVIZ, then you need your coordinates to be in a cartesian coordinat

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2021-06-09 08:53:42 -0500 edited answer xacro macros model not showing up in rviz(noetic)

EDIT: After playing a bit with the git repo, I am pretty sure you just need to change the Robot Description topic source

2021-06-09 08:31:22 -0500 answered a question xacro macros model not showing up in rviz(noetic)

A couple of quick things I noticed: You should not have inertial components on your base link. Instead make a dummy bas

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2021-06-07 14:40:46 -0500 commented question Seeking clarity regarding the 'node' tag in launch files

You should only have build and devel from catkin_make or catkin build in your workspace root. If the build folder in you

2021-06-07 14:20:33 -0500 commented question Seeking clarity regarding the 'node' tag in launch files

Did you previously build the node with the explore_node name (ie add_executable(explore_node src/main.cpp))? If so it st

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2021-06-07 14:08:19 -0500 commented question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

Can you compare against what I put in my answer below? Make sure social_layers has all the same catkin_package definitio

2021-06-07 13:06:12 -0500 answered a question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

Compiling the comments into an answer: Package: new_policies_system CMakeLists.txt should include: find_package(catki

2021-06-06 12:19:02 -0500 commented question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

I would still try clearing your folders and updating catkin_tools. Switching to catkin_make would be to confirm the issu

2021-06-06 10:19:45 -0500 commented question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

Great! That is what we were looking for. I think you are passed the initial linking problem. For reference, you could ha

2021-06-05 11:40:27 -0500 commented question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

Are you building a person library or adding it to an existing library target in social_layers? If so, is its library nam

2021-06-05 10:33:05 -0500 commented question Linking problems with a classes in different packages

Can you post your cmakelists.txt?

2021-06-05 09:38:18 -0500 commented question Laser plugin always get inf value ?

Its tough to see with the formatting issues (hint: indent all your code blocks by 4 spaces and then copy into the questi

2021-06-04 12:28:20 -0500 edited answer static_transform_publisher broadcast wrong transfomation

I believe the issue is my_broadcaster1 is publishing a transform from world->odom while there is also a map->odom

2021-06-04 12:11:34 -0500 answered a question static_transform_publisher broadcast wrong transfomation

I believe the issue is my_broadcaster1 is publishing a transform from world->odom while there is also a map->odom

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2021-06-02 12:55:08 -0500 commented question How could I obtain my urdf file from the xacro description

Have you sourced your ROS install and the workspace where the baxter_description package is? Are you keeping the backtic

2021-06-02 12:52:52 -0500 commented question How could I obtain my urdf file from the xacro description

Have you sourced your ROS install and the workspace where the baxter_description package is? Are you keeping the backtic

2021-06-01 13:10:47 -0500 edited answer Unable to Open Com Port

Chances are your serial device is not named /dev/sbg Try: Unplugging your usb->serial converter. Run ls /dev in

2021-06-01 13:07:26 -0500 answered a question Unable to Open Com Port

Chances are your serial device is not named /dev/sbg Try: Unplugging your usb->serial converter. Run ls /dev in

2021-06-01 12:31:43 -0500 edited answer is inertia important?

Inertia is mainly important in simulation. If you are just using a URDF for visualization in RVIZ then it really doesn't

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2021-06-01 12:23:49 -0500 answered a question is inertia important?

Inertia is mainly important in simulation. If you are just using a URDF for visualization in RVIZ then it really doesn't

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2021-05-27 11:13:41 -0500 answered a question What is the difference between StringConstPtr and String::ConstPtr?

I'll give answering this a try: The long story short is StringConstPtr is just a shortcut to String::ConstPtr and can

2021-05-27 10:47:46 -0500 edited answer Passing outside parameters into .urdf file using xacro

So you have a couple options. 1 EDIT: I didn't see tryan answer while I was writing, they explain this first option...

2021-05-27 10:40:34 -0500 answered a question Passing outside parameters into .urdf file using xacro

So you have a couple options. 1 Use <xacro:arg/> tags to allow passing in arguments via xacro. This Answer explai

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2021-05-19 08:44:36 -0500 commented question No such file or directory error - Library related

Some questions that might guide you to a solution: How did you install libfranka? If you installed libfranka from source