Using Turtlebot3 with OpenMANIPULATOR-X in Gazebo on ROS 2 (foxy)


I want to ask, if you know about a way to launch Turtlebot3 with the OpenMANIPULATOR-X in Gazebo while using ROS 2 (foxy)? I found a guide on the TurtleBot3-Website which shows how to run them together on kinetic (ROS 1). However, when clicking on Dashing or Foxy (both ROS 2), I get the information that this feature can only be used on ROS 1 (“This feature is available for Kinetic.”).

Also, it seems that OpenMANIPULATOR-X on ROS 2 has not been released yet (Link to Source).

Is there a way to use Turtlebot3 with OpenMANIPULATOR-X in Gazebo while using ROS 2 (foxy), even if its just on a Development-Branch? If not, has any release plan or road map for support been announced yet? I couldn’t find anything on this.

Thank you for taking the time, I appreciate all help!

Take care!

Hi @EingeoelterBolt
Thank you for your inquiry.
The OpenMANIPULATOR related packages are scheduled to be updated within this 2Q.
TurtleBot3 + OpenMANIPULATOR-X example will also be updated during this period.
By the end of June (at the latest), OpenMANIPULATOR will support both ROS1 Noetic and ROS2 Foxy.
Thank you.


Thank you very much for your response — I‘m looking forward to the updates!
Best wishes and take care!

Thanks for your wishes! I wish the same to you :slight_smile: