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Version 0.7.6
License BSD
Build type CATKIN

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VCS Version release/1.0.x
Last Updated 2020-01-15
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Package Description

Description of the Kobuki model. Provides the model description of Kobuki for simulation and visualisation. The files in this package are parsed and used by a variety of other components. Most users will not interact directly with this package. WARNING: This package is disabled because it cannot be catkinized by now, as xacro dependency is not catkin still. In the interim we use a unary pre-catkin stack named kobuki_description.

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  • Younghun Ju


  • Daniel Stonier
  • Marcus Liebhardt
  • Younghun Ju
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0.7.4 (2017-04-01)

  • redirect gazebo bumper contact sensor for the new gazebo

0.6.0 (2014-08-08)

  • update body friction and revert torque limit
  • update kobuki_gazebo.urdf.xacro to make gazebo simulation more stable.
  • Add missing run dependency on yocs_cmd_vel_mux
  • Contributors: John Hsu, Jorge Santos

0.5.5 (2013-10-11)

0.5.4 (2013-09-06)

0.5.3 (2013-08-30)

  • disables vertical rays for the cliff sensors.
  • slightly increases collision model for the base.

0.5.0 (2013-08-29)

  • fixes collision object name for gazebo contact sensor.
  • changes center cliff sensor name.
  • changes simulated IMU.
  • Added extra url info on all packages.
  • Updated old rnd email address.
  • Fix URL to the previous changelog wiki.
  • Changelogs at package level.
  • Do not use robot_pose_ekf. Instead, use imu for heading and encoders por x and y. However, parameter use_imu_heading makes trivial to switch back to the previous system.
  • corrects inertia and center of mass using an approximation.

0.4.0 (2013-08-09)

  • Many Gazebo 1.9+ related fixes.
  • Update urdf and mesh files.
  • We can recuperate the catkin version of this package because xacro has been (finally) catkinized.

Previous versions, bugfixing

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Launch files

  • launch/view_model.launch
    • Useful for debugging or just viewing the kobuki model/urdf/transform.
      • urdf_file [default: $(find xacro)/xacro --inorder '$(find kobuki_description)/urdf/kobuki_standalone.urdf.xacro']


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