How do I install ROS interface on Indigo (Ubuntu 14.04)

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shariq shah
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How do I install ROS interface on Indigo (Ubuntu 14.04)

Post by shariq shah » 08 Jan 2018, 16:06

I have ROS Indigo installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

I installed VREP 3.3.2 but unfortunately ROS interface is not loading. No ROS plugin is showing when I launch vrep. I followed the vrep tutorial which was under programming/ros_packages/v_repExtRosInterface. The build succeeds but it doesn't show up in VREP.

Can anyone please guide me? Is there any video tutorial? I have been stuck with this issue since 2 months. Please help!!

mamagosia
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Re: How do I install ROS interface on Indigo (Ubuntu 14.04)

Post by mamagosia » 13 Jan 2018, 15:55

RosInterface plugin:
from V-REP's folder/compiledRosPlugins copy libv_repExtRosInterface.so to V-REP's folder[/i

lpitonakova
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Re: How do I install ROS interface on Indigo (Ubuntu 14.04)

Post by lpitonakova » 05 Feb 2018, 17:47

I have copied these files (I am on Ubuntu 16.04) but when I try to run v-rep now it crashes with

symbol lookup error: /home/lenka/Projects/nuclear/simulator/libv_repExtRosInterface.so: undefined symbol: _ZN3ros4initERiPPcRKSsj

I have started roscore prior to running vrep.
I have also tried compiling the plugin from source, but the instructions are very outdated and confusing. Repositories are no longer where stated and catkin directory setup seems wrong. Has anyone managed to get the ROS interface working, and if yes, what exactly needs to be done.

lpitonakova
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Re: How do I install ROS interface on Indigo (Ubuntu 14.04)

Post by lpitonakova » 05 Feb 2018, 18:54

I have realised that there is another post related to this, the solution worked for me:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5567

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