How can I get tf data from ros to v-rep?

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How can I get tf data from ros to v-rep?

Post by Quartz » 10 Apr 2018, 16:20

Hello everyone.

I'm working with kinect on ros and v-rep. And I'm using openni_tracker to get the position of my body and send it as a TF data on ROS.
And I'm writing this post because I need to know tp how receive tfdata from a ros node to v-rep using vrep_ros_interface. I created a listener to this tf broadcaster and publish a position data on ros, and this data I could subscribe using simExtRosInterface_subscribe function. But by doing this I'm getting problem with my elbow joint. When I rotate my elbow in order to change my hand position from -z to z (for example). The Z value of my elbow joint increase/decrease, when it's not supposed to. That's why I'm asking about how to subscribe the broadcaster on V-rep and manipulate this data using non-threaded script. Maybe this could fix my problem of elbow joint.

That's the function I'm using on my tf_listener node. Notice that I'm not facing any problems with my shoulder and hand joint, only my elbow joint is getting position problems

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// left shoulder joint 
    left_shoulder_pose.x = transform_left_shoulder.getOrigin().x();
    left_shoulder_pose.y = transform_left_shoulder.getOrigin().y();
    left_shoulder_pose.z = transform_left_shoulder.getOrigin().z();
    // left elbow joint
    left_elbow_pose.x = transform_left_elbow.getOrigin().x();
    left_elbow_pose.y = transform_left_elbow.getOrigin().y();
    left_elbow_pose.z = transform_left_elbow.getOrigin().z();
    // left hand joint
    left_hand_pose.x = transform_left_hand.getOrigin().x();
    left_hand_pose.y = transform_left_hand.getOrigin().y();
    left_hand_pose.z = transform_left_hand.getOrigin().z();
Thanks for everything

Luiz Arthur (Quartz)
Last edited by Quartz on 16 Apr 2018, 18:04, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How can I get tf data from ros to v-rep?

Post by edward » 11 Apr 2018, 14:40


I made v-rep vehicle simulator several month ago.
I did use `tf` topic to use in ROS and it's working fine.

please see ... -Simulator

.ttt file for more detail
Thank you

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Re: How can I get tf data from ros to v-rep?

Post by Quartz » 11 Apr 2018, 18:22

Thanks for these files. But i see that you broadcast a tf from v-rep to ros.

At this part right?

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 transformations = {}

        -- Broadcast tf
What I'm looking is a way to use the tf data that I have on ros, inside V-rep. Like a listener, or a tf subscriber and manipulate it to set the joints of my robot arm

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