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Seeing as your answer isn't an actual answer, but more a continuation of the diagnostic process, I've merged it with your original question text (as the Edit at the top).

re: Astra: have you check the Kinetic version of the Turtlebot packages? That has standardised on the Astra. See ..

Seeing as your answer isn't an actual answer, but more a continuation of the diagnostic process, I've merged it with your original question text (as the Edit at the top).

re: Astra: have you check the Kinetic version of the Turtlebot packages? That has standardised on the Astra. See ..

Seeing as your answer isn't an actual answer, but more a continuation Have you check the Kinetic version of the diagnostic process, I've merged it with your original question text (as Turtlebot packages? That has standardised on the Astra. See Alternative 3D Sensor Setup fi.

It appears the (recent) Indigo version of Editturtlebot_bringup at already seems to include infrastructure for the top).Astra, so you may want to check whether you have the latest upgrades for Indigo on your system as well.

Have you check checked the Kinetic version of the Turtlebot packages? That has standardised on the Astra. See Alternative 3D Sensor Setup fi.

It appears the (recent) Indigo version of turtlebot_bringup already seems to include infrastructure for the Astra, so you may want to check whether you have the latest upgrades for Indigo on your system as well.

Have you checked the Kinetic version of the Turtlebot packages? That has standardised on the Astra. See Alternative 3D Sensor Setup fi.

It appears the (recent) Indigo version of turtlebot_bringup already seems to include infrastructure for the Astra, so you may want to check whether you have the latest upgrades for Indigo on your system as well.


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using the tutorials on learn.turtlebot.com , I thought that I was still meant to be using the OpenNI drivers [..]

thing is: those tutorials were created by members of the community.

Software evolves, and if artefacts like those tutorials don't get updated, you run into situations like this.

It's really unfortunate, but it's a common problem with documentation and support material.

The learnturtlebot.com sources are hosted at turtlebot/learn.turtlebot.com. Perhaps you could submit a PR that makes this clearer for future readers? You're in a unique position to do so, having just overcome the confusion of trying to understand the current material and mapping your insights to a newer version of the software stack.