Ignition Gazebo ROS simulator with Louise Poubel

Written by Ricardo Tellez


Today, I would like to dedicate the episode to all those ROS developers that are Gazebo simulation as their primary tool to test their robot code before pushing to the real robot. This episode is dedicated to you.

Today we are going to talk with the lead developer of Gazebo simulator and she is going to tell us about the next generation of Gazebo which is a complete rewriting of the simulator based on a new set of libraries, the Ignition libraries. Well, those are the questions that we are going to have answered today.

But before going into that, let me remind you about our ROS online academy. Yes, at the Construct we have created an online academy named The Robot Ignite Academy which contains a ROS learning path for beginners. We start by teaching you Linux and Python for robotics, and we continue teaching you all the basic ROS concepts required to become a master of ROS. We conclude with a course that teaches you how to build your own robot and how to ROSify it, add ROS control to it so you can finally become a ROS Developer.

By the way, have you checked our latest course about how to program web interfaces for robots. That is a course that teaches you how to build web pages that connects to to ROS robots and allows you to present robot status information on the screen as well as command the robot. Check it out because it is a very good course pioneer in the world. Find it at www.robotigniteacademy.com

So now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Louise Poubel. This is the second time I interview her in the podcast about her work on Gazebo simulator. Louise is a senior software engineer at Open robotics. But more than that, she is the Tech Lead developer of simulation at Open robotics. Specifically, she is leading the development of the newest version of Gazebo based on the Ignition libraries called Ignition Gazebo.
On top of that, she describes herself as a citizen of the world! I love that!

Welcome to the podcast Louise!


Lousie shows us her super cool T-shirt about Ignition Citadel


ROSCon 2019 Macau: The New Architecture of Gazebo Wrappers for ROS 2 from OSRF on Vimeo.

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1 Comment

  1. a picky sound guy

    Minor suggestion: Could the podcast invest in an amateur studio microphone for the recording the host’s voice? What sounds like a laptop microphone it rather tinny and seems to be peaking from the volume or proximity of Ricardo. Just balancing the gain to avoid saturating the dynamic range of the existing microphone would go a long way in improving the audio quality, making for a more enjoyable listen. 🙂


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