[ros-users] Error message in Rviz

Wim Meeussen meeussen at willowgarage.com
Sat Sep 4 03:00:05 UTC 2010

To visualize the pr2 in rviz, you either need to connect to a real pr2
robot, or you need to run the pr2 in a simulator (rviz only visualizes
the robot, it does not simulate it). Take a look at the pr2_gazebo
package on the ros wiki.


On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM, beepbeep <mvharish14988 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just installed ROS and Rviz on Ubuntu 10.04, on both 64 bit and (by
> VMware) 32 bit.
> When I start Rviz and try to add a Robot Model, I get the following error in
> the Displays box:
> URDF            |           Parameter [robot_description] does not exist,
> and was not found by searchParam()
> Isn't it supposed to load a default PR2 robot model, as per the tutorials on
> youtube?
> How do I set this right?
> Thanks.
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Wim Meeussen
Willow Garage Inc.

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