Gazebo simulation of Parrot Jumping Sumo with ROS wrapper for Ardrone SDK 3
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ROS Sumo Gazebo

This is a gazebo simulation of the Parrot Jumping Sumo. It also includes ROS wrapper (from ) for Ardrone SDK 3 modified to behave like the Gazebo Sumo. With both of these you can both simulate a Jumping Sumo Drone and run a real Sumo Drone through ROS. You can do things like record movements on the real Sumo drone with ROSBAG and then play them in the simulation. You can see an example of this in the video. The ultimate goal of creating this simulation is to use reinforcement learning to teach a sumo to do tasks like climb stairs in Gazebo and then apply what was learnt to a real jumping sumo such as climbing stairs. It will be similar to but with a sumo instead of a turtlebot.

This video shows is an example of a movements of a real Sumo recorded with ROSBAG on the left and the movements being played to the simulation in Gazebo. The layout of the real room and the Gazebo room is the same:

Youtube sumo

Installation Gazebo Only

Install ROS (eg if from ubuntu)

If you just want use the sumo model under gazebo then under your catkin_ws directory:

cd ~/catkin_ws/src
git clone
cd ~/catkin_ws
catkin_make --only-pkg-with-deps rossumo_gazebo
catkin_make --only-pkg-with-deps rossumo_description

Run with Gazebo Only

In one terminal run:

roslaunch rossumo_gazebo rossumo_world.launch

In another terminal run:

rosrun rossumo_gazebo

and press the keys to move the sumo.

If you want to jump in the simulation then run:

rosrun rossumo_gazebo

Installation rossumo

To install the ROS wrapper for Ardrone SDK 3 follow instructions for install rossumo under 'rossumo' directory including building the ardrone SDK. It is a copy of but has been modified to behave like the Gazebo sumo.

To record a real sumo

rosbag record rossumo1/cmd_vel /rossumo1/high_jump

To play it to your Gazebo sumo replace xx-xxx-xx with your recorded bag file name

rosbag play xx-xxx-xx.bag /rossumo1/cmd_vel:=/cmd_vel /rossumo1/high_jump:=/high_jump