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pcl for laser sensor

asked 2014-10-21 13:00:56 -0500

aniket gravatar image

I'm really confused. I want to make a map of the environment by using laser scans. I know I have to use pcl, but I cannot understand what is the use of pcl does it store all the scan over a period of time and hence i can plot it ? Please help. I tried reading PCL online, didn’t really help.

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answered 2014-10-22 01:05:18 -0500

ROSCMBOT gravatar image

updated 2014-10-22 01:23:54 -0500

Why don't you use gmapping or hector_mapping?

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I will look into both of them. Which do feel is better for laser mapping ? and can you give me a small description on how they work ? Thank You.

aniket gravatar imageaniket ( 2014-10-22 11:03:44 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-10-22 03:59:31 -0500

Sebastian Kasperski gravatar image

PCL (point cloud library) contains various methods to work with point clouds. So it is not a 3D laser mapping, but could be used to implement one. If you want to use a 2D mapping, you may be better off with a ready-to-use mapping, as ROSCMBOT suggested.

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I will look into roscmbot. I was thinking of starting from scratch. But I guess I can start with a ready-to-use mapping and then probably go about making it from scratch. Thank Yoiu.

aniket gravatar imageaniket ( 2014-10-22 11:04:51 -0500 )edit

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