Before launching Baxter Simulator in Gazebo, it is important to check the ROS environment variables. To start up Baxter Simulator, use the following commands to get to your Baxter catkin workspace and run your
baxter.sh script with the
$ cd ~/baxter_ws $ ./baxter.sh sim
At this point, check your ROS environment with the following command:
$ env | grep ROS
Within the output screen text, look for the following result:
ROS_MASTER_URI=http://localhost:11311 ROS_IP= <your workstation's IP address>
ROS_HOSTNAME=<your workstation's hostname>
ROS_HOSTNAME field need not be present.
If there are issues with Baxter's hardware, software, or network, refer to the general Baxter troubleshooting website ...