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LaserScan message in ROS from a simulated Hokuyo laser

asked 2014-04-07 04:24:35 -0500

nita-daniel gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:03:00 -0500

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real: 1.1239999532699585, 1.1260000467300415, 1.1260000467300415, 1.1260000467300415, 1.128000020980835, 1.128999948501587, 1.128999948501587.... sensor_msgs/LaserScan

simulated: [-5.592209339141846, -5.592210292816162, 2.2351741790771484e-08].... std_msgs/String

How can I get a sensor_msgs/LaserScan from the simulated Hokuyo? Thank you!

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answered 2014-04-07 22:01:49 -0500

updated 2014-04-07 23:03:16 -0500

By using the libgazebo_ros_gpu_laser plugin as for example here. See also this explanation on the gazebo wiki.

/edit: For Blender, your best bet is either using MORSE which apparently can generate ROS LaserScan messages or using Blensor.

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answered 2014-04-07 22:26:56 -0500

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Thank you for reply. I forgot to mention that I use Blender, is there any other way?

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Please post comments as comments, not as answers, as this is becomes super confusing to other readers. Will edit my answer in a short moment..

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2014-04-07 23:00:21 -0500 )edit

ok, I am new here, sorry

nita-daniel gravatar image nita-daniel  ( 2014-04-08 01:32:42 -0500 )edit

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