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Only released in EOL distros:  

rail_youbot: rail_youbot_description | rail_youbot_launch | rail_youbot_teleop

Package Summary

A set of launch files that are useful when launching the Kuka youBot.


This package contains a useful launch file that can be used on a Kuka youBot to launch its motors, a Kinect sensor, load the robot description, and start the state publisher. This package will load the URDF found in the rail_youbot_description package as its robot description.


Before installing the rail_youbot stack, be sure to install the necessary dependencies. Instructions on installing the various youBot packages can be found in this tutorial.

To install the rail_youbot stack, simply run the following commands in your shell:

This will ensure all dependencies are met and that the package is ready for use.


This package contains a rail_youbot.launch file which should require no modifications for use you your youBot. To start the script, run the following command on your robot:

Remote ROS Core

In some cases you may want to run on off-board roscore server. If this is the case, you need to tell ROS to do so before launching the above file. In the ~/.bashrc file on your robot, add the following lines (replacing the parts in < > with the appropriate information.

After saving the file, reload your .bashrc file with the following command:

Now, when launching the launch file above, the robot will communicate with a remote roscore instead of its own local roscore.


Please send bug reports to the GitHub Issue Tracker. Feel free to contact me at any point with questions and comments.



2024-05-18 13:26