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How to add sick_tim551 to rviz and visualize the scan?

asked 2015-05-19 10:16:50 -0500

HSKA gravatar image

branch: turtlebot (hydro); platform: ubuntu 12.04; package: ros-hydro-sick_tim

When I use the normal camera options I could visualize the RobotModel and the camera data correctly in RViz. Until I start the command roslaunch sick_tim 551_2050001.launch causes the RobotModel a status Error. What I have further to do to start laser scanner correctly? Do I have to start some other packages?

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Greetings HSKA

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answered 2015-05-20 04:20:23 -0500

There is no link called base_footprint in your URDF, so you need to select either laser or laser_mount_link as the fixed frame in RViz. Usually, you would create an URDF for your robot (which would include a base_footprint link) and include the laser scanner URDF from there. Have a look at the Calvin robot URDF and the URDF tutorials.

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Thank you, it works!

HSKA gravatar image HSKA  ( 2015-05-21 10:55:28 -0500 )edit

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