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Is there a standard message type for waypoint in 3D space?

asked 2014-02-23 00:54:09 -0600

vooon gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:00:08 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

Going to add a control in the flight plan mavros. Is there a standard message / ROS API for managing waypoint?

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answered 2014-02-23 03:55:44 -0600

updated 2014-02-24 09:54:43 -0600

Does nav_msgs/Path have what you want?

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In APM we have several types of waypoints with additional parameters and in global or local frame (coordinates). And it dosen't use orientation (only coordinates).

vooon gravatar image vooon  ( 2014-02-23 08:08:18 -0600 )edit

You could just ignore the orientation of the path? If you have special custom parameters you probably wont find them in a standard message? @dan-lazewatsky: that should be "Path", not "Plan" ;)

demmeln gravatar image demmeln  ( 2014-02-24 09:26:13 -0600 )edit

Thanks, I decided to use custom message type for waypoints. And extra node for translation to geographic_msgs/WayPoint (if it really needed).

vooon gravatar image vooon  ( 2014-02-24 12:32:36 -0600 )edit

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