[ros-users] Simple URDF viewer

Osentoski Sarah (CR/RTC1.1-NA) Sarah.Osentoski at us.bosch.com
Fri Mar 29 16:36:05 UTC 2013

Also I should mention that Willow has also been a big part of the robotwebtools.org effort.  You can read more about all of this here as well: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6377438



From: ros-users-bounces at code.ros.org [mailto:ros-users-bounces at code.ros.org] On Behalf Of Osentoski Sarah (CR/RTC1.1-NA)
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 9:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [ros-users] Simple URDF viewer

Igor, that looks very very cool.  It's super neat that you can edit the URDF on the fly.

Dereck, If you are interested in joining the group of people working on robot web interfaces we would love to have you!  There are quite a few people participating in this.

Brown made it easy to communicate with robots over web sockets via rosbridge: (http://www.ros.org/wiki/rosbridge)  this tool has now been upgraded and a hardened version now exists: (http://www.ros.org/wiki/rosbridge_suite)

Bosch worked on making a first WebGL frontend bosch_web_visualization (http://www.ros.org/wiki/wviz) as part of our remote lab project (http://pr2-remotelab.com/)

This work has now expanded into a large community effort which is very exciting: http://robotwebtools.org/

WPI: recently released a lovely robot management system RMS (http://www.ros.org/wiki/rms) that allows you to do really powerful things including user studies and user management as part of their RobotsFor.Me (https://robotsfor.me/)

There was a roscon talk about this last year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hiUPMC-3KE)  and there will be another one this year at 9am on May 12 (http://roscon.ros.org/2013/?page_id=14)

In addition, although I don't have links companies like ClearPath Robotics and Yujin Robotics have also been working in this space and making contributions.

Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Sarah Osentoski

Robert Bosch LLC
Research and Technology Center
4005 Miranda Avenue, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: +1 650 320-2969
sarah.osentoski at us.bosch.com<mailto:sarah.osentoski at us.bosch.com>

From: ros-users-bounces at code.ros.org<mailto:ros-users-bounces at code.ros.org> [mailto:ros-users-bounces at code.ros.org] On Behalf Of Dereck Wonnacott
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 6:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [ros-users] Simple URDF viewer

Indeed, very cool!

I've toyed with the idea of making a webgl version of rviz so that you can just open up a web browser and control your robot without needing to install ROS or even linux on your computer.  I just tested this app on the latest version of chrome for android on a nexus 10 and Razr and it worked pretty well even! I can't move the 'camera' by touching and dragging but I can manipulate the joint angles and such.

I think this just hit my todo list. :)


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On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 2:27 AM, Igor <reinadesu at gmail.com<mailto:reinadesu at gmail.com>> wrote:
I've created simple URDF viewer. My aim is to be able to view and
debug robot models directly in a (modern) browser.

Viewer is available at:
I've put Pi Robot by Patrick Goebel as a demo robot.

At the moment the app is capable of parsing urdf robot into 3D model
visible in browser with movable joints. It does not read or show STL
files yet.

Currently I am working on animating robot by trajectory from text file.

I hope this project will be useful for someone. If you want to
contribute, fork the project from:

Igor Zubrycki
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