[ros-users] Availability of simulated sensors

Herman Bruyninckx Herman.Bruyninckx at mech.kuleuven.be
Sat Jul 9 09:33:47 UTC 2011

On Sat, 9 Jul 2011, Sam Quintanar wrote:

> I'm trying to find a simulation environment that works with ROS so I may do
> a 3D simulation of a two-wheeled balancing robot or basic balancing
> humanoid.
> Webots and Marilou beyond my bankroll.
> Does the ROS-supported version of Gazebo provide simulated accelerometers,
> gyro sensors, IMU senors, tactile sensors, force sensors, temperature
> sensors and pressure sensors?
> If not, is there an open source way to acquire these simulated sensors for
> use with ROS?
> Reinventing the wheel, by creating the simulated sensors myself has no
> appeal.

You can take a look at MORSE (a Blender-based robotics simulator) which has
ROS bindings: <http://www.openrobots.org/wiki/morse/>.

> Thanks,
> SamQ


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