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getting ros nxt out of the closet This package isn’t installed by default sudo apt-get install python-nxt make sure quotes are there. should probably just be 660, i changed it while i was having issues cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-lego.rules SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTRS{idVendor}==”0694″, GROUP=”lego”, MODE=”0666″ reading from the sensor rostopic echo my_touch_sensor moving the motor rostopic pub -1 joint_command nxt_msgs/JointCommand — motor_joint 0.9 To […]

ros arduino notes

Most of the groovy packages are broken including rosserial. Short version of building from source: cd ~/overlay_ws/src git clone git:// cd ~/overlay_ws/ catkin_make source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash quick ros tutorial on using rosserial start the ur5 simulator roslaunch ur5_description test.launch source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash rosrun rosserial_python /dev/ttyUSB1 source ~/workspace/devel/setup.bash rosrun talker rosrun rqt_graph rqt_graph rostopic echo […]

ros arduino notes

cd ~/overlay_ws/src git clone git:// cd ~/overlay_ws/ catkin_make source ~/overlay_ws/devel/setup.bash roscore rosrun rosserial_python /dev/ttyUSB1 rostopic echo JointState rostopic pub -1 /shoulder std_msgs/UInt16 195

getting urdf_tutorials to work in groovy with ubuntu 12.04

This should be pretty straight forward but unfortunately the package is broken. Groovy is supposed to use .rviz configuration files for rviz instead of the older .vcg files. The urdf_tutorials were never properly tested or groovy changed sometime after urdf_tutorials were released. dpkg-query -W ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials 0.1.2-s1374436389~precise dpkg-query -L ros-groovy-robot-model-tutorials …bunches of files /opt/ros/groovy/stacks/robot_model_tutorials/urdf_tutorial/urdf.vcg …bunches […]

quick ros models to play with

roscd ur5_description roslaunch ur5_description test.launch gui:=True roscd urdf_tutorial/ roslaunch urdf_tutorial display.launch model:=06-flexible.urdf gui:=True

openrave install on ubuntu 9.04

first go earlier this week i unsuccessfully tried to install it. there were no directions for 9.04 on the wiki. using the directions for 8.10 the build failed: [ 96%] Building CXX object plugins/qtcoinrave/CMakeFiles/qtcoinrave.dir/aviUtil.o openrave/plugins/qtcoinrave/aviUtil.cpp:456:29: error: ffmpeg/avformat.h: No such file or directory openrave/plugins/qtcoinrave/aviUtil.cpp:457:28: error: ffmpeg/avcodec.h: No such file or directory second go The wiki was […]