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Whether pose values returned by laser_scan_matcher package relative or cumulative

asked 2011-12-07 18:52:29 -0500

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updated 2011-12-07 18:59:13 -0500

I was referring to a tutorial pertaining to laser_scan_matcher package. Nevertheless, I have one question regarding this package. It publishes pose2D topic which comprises of position(x, y) and orientation(theta).

Are those position and orientation values cumulative or relative? Cumulative in the sense that, if we have 3 state values for one state variable, say x, then, the third state value is actually the result of the integrating those previous two state values. On the other hand, relative, I mean in the sense that the third state value is obtained with respect to the second state value.

Hopefully someone who is familiar with this package can clarify on this.

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2011-12-08 01:20:26 -0500

In that sense, they are cumulative

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@Ivan Dryanovski: Thanks a lot!
alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2011-12-08 03:42:35 -0500 )edit
@Ivan Dryanovski: They are cumulative including orientation, right?
alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2011-12-08 04:01:37 -0500 )edit
yes, thats correct
Ivan Dryanovski gravatar image Ivan Dryanovski  ( 2011-12-08 05:47:30 -0500 )edit
@Ivan Dryanovski : Thanks a lot, very sorry to keep on asking you..I just wanted to be sure about it. That helped a lot..
alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2011-12-08 05:52:44 -0500 )edit
alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-02-29 04:07:49 -0500 )edit

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