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Is it possible to hack the laser_assembler to not convert laser scans into point clouds?

asked 2014-09-22 22:35:18 -0500

charkoteow gravatar image

I have a turtlebot with a kinect and a hokuyo laser scanner, the goal is to use both scanners /scan topics for gmapping. Is there a way to hack the laser_assembler to not convert laser scans into point clouds but merge both laser scan data and its tf anyway?

Running with ROS Hydro.

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answered 2014-09-22 23:52:49 -0500

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No.

Just use the hokuyo for mapping and localization. Having a single sensor with a more consistent view of the world will usually give better results.

(when doing navigation, the navigation stack supports use many sensors for obstacle avoidance)

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