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Frames and rviz visualization

asked 2014-08-21 01:14:57 -0500

Chipiron gravatar image

updated 2014-08-21 04:49:50 -0500

I have the following frame transformation chain: laser_frame -> base_link -> base_stabilized -> base_footprint -> odom -> map -> world


  • laser_frame is where the scans are generated
  • odom is the odometry regarding the map
  • map is where the 2D map is created based on scans
  • world is the frame in the middle of the stage, what is meant to be (0,0,0) and the very first coordinate axis

I want the map to be created over the world while scans/world/map moving regarding the quadrotor. I mean something intuitive, the quadrotor moves inside the stage so rviz must show how the stage (world, scans and map) move relative to it, keeping it in the center of view, fixed.

What must be the fixed frame? What must be the target frame? Why? Must I do some weird transformation or it's just simply the setup?

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answered 2014-08-22 05:53:58 -0500

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The answer to this question is not simple. It depends on how you want your frames and what transforms are you doing and how are you doing them. Each case will require different solutions.

I recomend to make a draw about your frames and reference axes, what you want, what you have and asking yourself if the transformations you are doing have any sense by themselves.

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