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Are there packages or libraries about sensors,for example laser,to accomplish the simulation?

asked 2014-04-20 17:33:57 -0500

ran95yu gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 17:40:33 -0500

Hello everyone! I'm trying to describe my question clearly. Now I'm working on a project based on ros to develop a graphical robot platform that can simulate behavior of a robot,such as obstacle avoidance,navigation and so on.First I want to solve the simulate question about sensors,because we know that sensors are necessary to avoid obstacle.Are there packages or libraries about sensors,for example laser,which can be useful for me to accomplish the simulation?Or similarly,if you understand what I need,are there any useful links? PS:I have no physical devices,just want to simulate the behavior.

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But ROS is in fact consumer of device data, not provider. You want to simulate something, using ROS?

Mike Charikov gravatar image Mike Charikov  ( 2014-04-20 20:18:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-20 22:52:34 -0500

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Take a look at Gazebo ( ), which is an open-source simulator that has ROS integration and plugins for at least simulating laser range finders, cameras, and depth cameras.

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