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    Hello there,

    Whenever I run roslaunch jaco_driver jaco_arm.launch, the package crashes just after starting. I think its a problem initializing the API but I can’t fix it. The problem happens no matter if I have the robot connected or not.

    I’m using Ubuntu 14.04, ROS Indigo and Kinova API 5.0.6. I’m also using Jaco v1 and a USB 2.0 port.


    Hugo Lamontagne

    Hi leandrosavieira,

    My name is Hugo and I will help you with your issue.

    I think that our latest firmware version should fix your issue. To get it, go there: http://www.kinovarobotics.com/service-robotics/products/software/.
    In the download sectiontake the JACO SDK(not JACO 2). In the package, you will find the .hex fileto update your robot. Don’t hesitate if you need assistance uploading the robot with the new firmware.




    Hi Hugo,

    I have ROS indigo and I’m having the same issue, I’ve tried to download the file you suggest but I’m not able to install Kinova-Api.

    If I give: <sudo dpkg -i KinovaAPI-5.0.6-amd64.deb> it says that there are some problems with this archive: /Ubuntu/64Bits/JACO1API-5.2.0-amd64 (–install)

    and if I try to execute the .sh file, it gives me: <dpkg: error in elaborating the archive MICO1API-5.2.0-amd64.deb (–install)>

    in both the cases it says “No such file or directory”.

    I’ve tried many times in different ways, I don’t know what else to do.

    I hope you know how to fix it,thanks.

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