The last few weeks I was trying to install OMPL correctly with Boost 1.64 on Ubuntu 14.04. Believe me, it’s not straightforward if you don’t know how to do it properly.
Posts From Category: Robotics Stories
I needed to write a plugin-controller for
OpenRAVE to support the UR5 robot. Through this process, I have learned about how the
ControllerBase class works. In this story, I would like to pass very briefly
over about this. I am not going to cover specific details since I found out that
some robots use different ROS messages for the joints, I will try to keep the post
from a high-level where I explain how OpenRAVE treat functions and the core idea
behind making such controllers for robots. I am of course referencing the original
code I am hosting on GitHub at the end of the post for you to have a look if you
want more detail information. This plugin was created at the Robotics Lab,
School of Computing, University of Leeds.
I am working on a small project where I am writing a C++ code to port UR-5 robot to OpenRAVE. It turns out that I needed the or_urdf plugin so I will be able to load urdf files into OpenRAVE. I didn’t find much information online and it took me a while to make it work.
I am currently dedicated to my Final Year Project, which is related to Robotics and developing a Human-Robot interaction and collaboration project. Expect many articles for the next 3-4 months on this topic. (if I have the time of course)