[ros-users] URDF -> robot_state_publisher -> TF confusion

pol.monso pol.monso+tools at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 21:33:47 UTC 2010

Well, everything seems correct and yet it does not try to connect. The
rosnode info robot_state_publisher output is the same as shown on
rxgraph when mouseovering on the node right?

Since it works with the tutorial urdf model, I'll try to isolate the problem.

2010/11/16 Wim Meeussen [via ROS-Users]
<ml-node+1913215-863718889-268019 at n3.nabble.com>:
>> The two nodes not being connected was what I noticed too. I am using
>> the robot_state_publisher as showed similarly in
>> http://www.ros.org/wiki/urdf/Tutorials/Using%20urdf%20with%20robot_state_publisher
>> which I managed to get working.
>> If the state_publisher is supposed to automatically connect to the
>> joint_states topic, what could prevent it to do so?
> It will automatically connect if the names of the topics match up. You
> can check what it is trying to connect to by using "rosnode info
> robot_state_publisher". The joint_states topic should be listed as one
> of the subscribed topics. Also, the "rostopic info joint_states"
> command is useful for debugging this.
> Let me know if you have any more questions.
> Wim
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