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Rviz doesn't recieve kinect streams from turtlebot

asked 2012-01-10 08:57:18 -0500

Robert Buzink gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:59:22 -0500

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I'm trying to do SLAM-mapping using a Turtlebot. The kinect works, but RVIZ doesn't recieve any data from it. I have the following errors:

error 1 (in dashboard):

Node: /rviz_1326231834235022764 Time: 1326233463.821563932 Severity: Warn Location: /opt/ros/electric/stacks/geometry/tf/include/tf/message_filter.h:MessageFilter<m>::checkFailures:481 Published Topics: /rosout, /initialpose, /move_base_simple/goal

MessageFilter [target=/map ]: Dropped 100.00% of messages so far. Please turn the [ros.rviz.message_notifier] rosconsole logger to DEBUG for more information.

error 2 (in rviz): Camerainfo

No camerainfo recieved on camera/depth/camera_info]. Topic may not exist.

Error 3 Sometimes I get this error in dashboard:

Node: /openni_manager Time: 1326234101.630842089 Severity: Warn Location: /tmp/buildd/ros-electric-openni-kinect-0.3.2/debian/ros-electric-openni-kinect/opt/ros/electric/stacks/openni_kinect/openni_camera/src/nodelets/openni_nodelet.cpp:OpenNINodelet::subscriberChangedEvent:352 Published Topics: /rosout, /camera/rgb/image_color/compressed, /camera/rgb/image_color/compressed/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_color/compressed/parameter_updates, /camera/rgb/image_color, /camera/rgb/image_color/theora, /camera/rgb/image_color/theora/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_color/theora/parameter_updates, /camera/rgb/image_raw/compressed, /camera/rgb/image_raw/compressed/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_raw/compressed/parameter_updates, /camera/rgb/image_raw, /camera/rgb/image_raw/theora, /camera/rgb/image_raw/theora/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_raw/theora/parameter_updates, /camera/rgb/image_mono/compressed, /camera/rgb/image_mono/compressed/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_mono/compressed/parameter_updates, /camera/rgb/image_mono, /camera/rgb/image_mono/theora, /camera/rgb/image_mono/theora/parameter_descriptions, /camera/rgb/image_mono/theora/parameter_updates, /camera/depth/image/compressed, /camera/depth/image/compressed/parameter_descriptions, /camera/depth/image/compressed/parameter_updates, /camera/depth/image, /camera/depth/image/theora, /camera/depth/image/theora/parameter_descriptions, /camera/depth/image/theora/parameter_updates, /camera/depth/image_raw/compressed, /camera/depth/image_raw/compressed/parameter_descriptions, /camera/depth/image_raw/compressed/parameter_updates, /camera/depth/image_raw, /camera/depth/image_raw/theora, /camera/depth/image_raw/theora/parameter_descriptions, /camera/depth/image_raw/theora/parameter_updates, /camera/depth/disparity, /camera/rgb/camera_info, /camera/depth/camera_info, /camera/depth/points, /camera/rgb/points, /openni_camera/parameter_descriptions, /openni_camera/parameter_updates, /openni_manager/bond, /narrow_scan, /kinect_laser_narrow/parameter_descriptions, /kinect_laser_narrow/parameter_updates, /cloud_throttled, /scan, /kinect_laser/parameter_descriptions, /kinect_laser/parameter_updates

Camera Info for rgb stream has subscribers, but stream has stopped.

Any ideas?

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answered 2012-01-11 10:43:26 -0500

Robert Buzink gravatar image

Apparently I messed around with rviz settings too much. After I set fixed_frame to /base_link and target Frame to <fixed frame=""> in .Global Options, everything worked as expected. You can set the options in the rviz window or in .rviz/config and .rviz/display_config.

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answered 2012-01-10 11:54:09 -0500

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This looks like a message version mismatch between the computer running rviz and the turtlebot. Are you running the same version of ROS on both?

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Thanks for the suggestion! But I am running electric on ubuntu 11.10 on both master and slave.
Robert Buzink gravatar image Robert Buzink  ( 2012-01-11 01:50:43 -0500 )edit
This could also be a problem with your choice of coordinate frames in rviz. If your fixed or target frame isn't valid, rviz will fail to find a transform from the the camera frame to your target frame, so it displays nothing. Try choosing a different frames.
ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2012-01-11 08:40:54 -0500 )edit
Thanks, that worked! I'll put it an answer below. Thanks for your great help!
Robert Buzink gravatar image Robert Buzink  ( 2012-01-11 10:34:43 -0500 )edit

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