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Users are divided between old 0.7 or prior versions and new 0.8-pre1 or newer versions. Each category is ordered alphabetically.


Gazebo 0.9


RoboComp is a component-oriented robotics framework. It was created in 2006 and recently has included Gazebo support (including camera, stereo-head, differential platform and laser devices). We found Gazebo extremely useful both for academic and debugging purposes.

Raul Correal

Planetary Exploration Rover

In this case Gazebo is used as part of a framework devoted to the development of technology related to autonomy in the planetary exploration rovers domain. In includes perception (stereo vision, 3D mapping, Digital Elevation Map building, etc), autonomous navigation (path planning, obstacle avoidance, etc), operations monitoring, debugging capabilities, HIL (Hardware in the Loop) using a flight representative platform (space-certified processor) and a real stereo-head, etc.

A video of this model can be seen here

OpenCV is used for stereo perception and image processing.

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MER rover (courtesy of NASA/JPL), and its model in Gazebo

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MER rover model in a Mars-like terrain

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Left and right images taken from rover's onboard stereo camera


Disparities computed from previous images


Example of a Digital Elevation Map


This is another example of robot modeling with Gazebo. This is a model of the MR7 robot (Movirobotics). It is a 4-wheeled rover (differential drive) including GPS (and antenna), IMU, a pan-tilt unit and a stereo-camera (Videre) on top.

In this case, it is used for a project involving autonomous cooperative exploration between unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. The robot's autonomous navigation capabilities can be seen in this video

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MR7 robot model in Gazebo (original design by Movirobotics)

Gazebo 0.8


Using Gazebo as an integral part of the BaHaSa project. This project will try to model a virtual brain following biological basis. We are trying to find how the brain works as a whole. The virtual world where the "brain" and the "body" entities will live will be made with Gazebo.


Douglas Thom

Actually, I have yet to get a working version of Gazebo but I'm following what's going on with the intention of producing mainly swarm projects.

Vaibhav Ghadiok

I will probably put down all the problems I faced while installing Gazebo 0.8 once I have it up and running.

Gazebo 0.7

Mike Sheldon

I'm using Gazebo to help with the development of a robotic "guide-dog" for use in hospital environments using an omni-directional camera. I'm currently working with Gazebo 0.7 but will hopefully be upgrading to 0.8 once issues between Ogre and the Intel 965GSM chip are resolved and I've ported my omni-directional camera sensor.



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