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hector slam does not work! [closed]

asked 2015-05-05 09:55:36 -0600

Zargol gravatar image

updated 2015-05-06 02:50:49 -0600

bvbdort gravatar image

I received below error after running

"roslaunch hector_slam_launch tutorial.launch"

"rosbag play Team_Hector_MappingBox_RoboCup_2011_Rescue_Arena.bag --clock"

I could see the tf in rviz , but there is no map! how could I define transform between frames /map and scanmatcher? and why does it call terminate? Any idea?

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'boost::exception_detail::clone_impl<boost::exception_detail::error_info_injector<boost::lock_error> >'
  what():  boost: mutex lock failed in pthread_mutex_lock: Invalid argument
[hector_mapping-2] process has died [pid 9809, exit code -6, cmd /home/zargol/catkin_workspace/devel/lib/hector_mapping/hector_mapping __name:=hector_mapping __log:=/home/zargol/.ros/log/644b3e9a-f334-11e4-adf6-0025649a63d3/hector_mapping-2.log].
log file: /home/zargol/.ros/log/644b3e9a-f334-11e4-adf6-0025649a63d3/hector_mapping-2*.log
[ WARN] [1430837517.680715839, 1310298004.093839447]: No transform between frames /map and scanmatcher_frame available after 20.001973 seconds of waiting. This warning only prints once.
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can you post complete log of error.

bvbdort gravatar imagebvbdort ( 2015-05-06 03:30:28 -0600 )edit

that was the complete log of error

Zargol gravatar imageZargol ( 2015-05-06 04:19:26 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-05-06 03:34:10 -0600

AlexR gravatar image

To know how the tf works see the following tutorials :


Hector SLAM tf setup

An easy solution would be to manually starting a tf publisher that publishes the needed transform from the base_link (localized) to the laser scanner frame. See the example launch file below:

 <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="base_to_laser_broadcaster" args="0 0 0 0 0 0 base_link laser 100" />

and you should have your hector_mapping parameters like this :

  <param name="pub_map_odom_transform" value="true"/>
   <param name="map_frame" value="map" />
   <param name="base_frame" value="base_link" />
  <param name="odom_frame" value="base_link" />
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answered 2015-05-06 04:18:39 -0600

Zargol gravatar image

Thank you AlexR, I changed my computer and I used my personal laptop which has more powerful graphic card, and I run the launch file with the bag file and it worked perfectly. I used the parameters below which give me a reasonable map.

 <arg name="base_frame" default="base_link"/>
 <arg name="odom_frame" default="nav"/>
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Glad it helped. Please accept the response as an answer by clicking on the "check" symbol.

AlexR gravatar imageAlexR ( 2015-05-11 22:29:10 -0600 )edit

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