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Package Summary

This is now an empty stack that forwards dependencies to the 'stage' stack. This will be removed in ROS Fuerte Turtle. 2D simulation using the Stage multi-robot simulator. This stack is now deprecated and will be removed in Fuerte Turtle. Please use the 'stage' stack instead.


New in Electric

Starting with Electric, simulator_stage is being phased out in favor of the stage stack. In Electric, simulator_stage will simply forward dependencies to the new stack for backwards compatibility.


The only exposed tool is stageros, in the stage package; look there for usage documentation.

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  1. Introduction to Stage Controllers

    Stage (ver 3.0.0 and above) is equipped to work as standalone, wherein controllers integrated into stage enables motion, behaviour and processes for the robot(s). This tutorial discusses two such stage controllers.

  2. TurtleBot in Stage Simulator

    How to start turtlebot stage simulation

  3. Customizing the Stage Simulator

    Explains how to use your own map with the stage simulator for turtlebot and adjust configurations for your needs

  4. Making Maps Using Stage's Wander Controller

    This tutorial assumes that you have mastered stage simulations and you are well acquainted with the wander controller.This tutorial uses stage's wander controller to obtain a map of the robot's environment in an incremental manner.

  5. Simulating One Robot in Stage

    This tutorial shows you how to use the Stage simulator to simulate a single, Erratic-like robot, roaming an environment that looks a lot like the Willow Garage building.

  6. Creating Custom World in Stage

    In this tutorial a whole custom simulation will be created, including the .world file, custom objects and a simple custom robot model.

Wiki: simulator_stage (last edited 2011-06-14 21:33:21 by KenConley)