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Navigation using footstep planner and real NAO

asked 2014-02-27 03:59:25 -0500

borghetti gravatar image


I am using footstep planner through the command line NAO_IP=<ip-address> roslaunch footstep_planner footstep_planner_complete.launch. I am able to create a footstep plan according to the instructions in the ROS tutorial 

Also, when I load a robot model, every change in the pose of arms, legs, head, etc, is reflected in the simulated robot.

My question: to control the robot to automatically follow the path just created, should I implement (using the ROS API) a code to interface with RViz to control the robot? Or is there any easier way to accomplish this navigation task?


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answered 2014-02-28 00:49:42 -0500

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There are two options. First, you can take the computed footstep plan and execute it open-look with the Nao. Check out the nodes nao_walker and nao_footsteps, they will allow you to execute a sequence of footsteps computed by footstep_planner. The robot will then not correct for drift however, and likely not reach the goal correctly.

As another option you can have a look at the footstep_navigation node in the footstep planner (class FootstepNavigation.cpp). It will interleave execution and localization, correct for small errors and start replanning when the derivation is too large. It requires a working pose estimate in the map frame, such as humanoid_localization from range or laser data. You will probably have to understand the code yourself and adjust it to your needs, since I haven't used it for some while.

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answered 2015-04-24 04:39:43 -0500

Hi Can help us and and provide some steps to use navigation stack for nao robot we are beginners in Nao thanks

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