Gazebo - A dynamic multi-robot simulator

This is the Gazebo simulator. Gazebo simulates multiple robots in a
3D environment, with extensive dynamic interaction between objects.


Instructions are located at

Gazebo cmake parameters available at configuring time:

  • BUILD_TESTING (boot) [default False]
    Include the test suite compilation in the default make call (make all).
    If this is defined, it will enable diagnostic timers using the macros
    from Diagnostics.hh (see also the standalone diagnostics example):
  • USE_HOST_CFLAGS (bool) [default True]
    Check the building machine for supported compiler optimizations and use
    them to build the software.
  • USE_UPSTREAM_CFLAGS (bool) [default True]
    Use the recommend gazebo developers compiler optimizations flags.
  • USE_EXTERNAL_TINYXML (bool) [default True]
    Use external copy of tinyxml during the build.
  • USE_EXTERNAL_TINYXML2 (bool) [default True]
    Use external copy of tinyxml2 during the build.
  • USE_LOW_MEMORY_TEST (bool) [default False]
    Use reduced version of tests which need less quantity of RAM memory
  • FORCE_GRAPHIC_TESTS_COMPILATION (bool) [default False]
    Ignore system checks to look for graphic and acceleration support and
    compile all the test suites.
  • ENABLE_SCREEN_TESTS (bool) [default True]
    Enable or disable tests that need screen rendering to run properly.
    Headless machines or machines with the screen turned off should set this to
  • USE_PCH (bool) [default False]
    Use GNU Precompiled Headers. Only works with the gnu compiler.

    The new behaviour is to call 'make tests' explicitly to compile the test
    suite. Calling 'make' or 'make all' won't compile the tests.


Read the uninstallation instructions ( in the
online manual for generic instructions. For most people, the following
sequence will suffice (might need sudo if it installed in /usr):

$ make uninstall (inside the gazebo/build directory)