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Starting a set of ControllersDescription: How do we start a given set of controllers, to move the joint by controlling their positions, their velocity, or the forces applied.
Tutorial Level: BEGINNER
You need to start a set of controllers to be able to follow a target (which can be a target for the position / velocity / effort / ...) with the joints.
Different controllers are available, for more information on what they do and how they work, please refer to the sr_edc_mechanism_controllers wiki page.
Starting a set of controllers
You can start a set of controllers by using the provided launch files:
$ roslaunch sr_edc_launch sr_edc_position_controllers.launch
You can use any of the following launch files:
The parameters for the controllers are loaded from the yaml file contained in the sr_edc_controller_configuration package.