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GPS Mission Planning in ROS?

asked 2015-06-09 13:33:27 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

I'm working on my entry for Sparkfun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition, and my current mission planning software is non-existent.

Can anyone recommend a good mission-planning software that would allow me to create a series of GPS waypoints on a map? Bonus points if it integrates well with ROS and rviz, and can be used offline.

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answered 2015-06-10 16:42:44 -0500

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updated 2015-06-10 16:44:59 -0500

For reference, I ended up writing a simple tool which converts KML/KMZ files into my custom path format: https://github.com/trainman419/dagny_...

This means that I can do my mission planning in Google Maps, Google Earth or any other KML editor, and then quickly convert that result for use on my robot.

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I also considered rviz_satellite and the Qt Marble framework, but the lack of easily-usable, high-res satellite maps means that they're not very useful for planning a mission the size of AVC.

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answered 2015-06-09 14:40:21 -0500

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You should check the following links, they might be of help:

http://qgroundcontrol.org/

https://github.com/mavlink/

Some work must be done. Please check the following link, and the links in the Mr. Voon answer, for more details on what, probably, you should have to implement yourself.

https://github.com/mavlink/mavros/iss...

Bye

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I played with qgroundcontrol a bit, but it doesn't appear able to do mission planning without being connected to a flight computer, and the issue you link to says that the existing ROS node can't emulate a flight computer.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2015-06-09 15:23:10 -0500 )edit

Have you made any progress in implementing the proposed ROS node which mimics an FPU?

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2015-06-09 15:24:26 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-04-20 04:53:45 -0500

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have you check out mission planner , qground control !!

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This is the same as the other answer, but with fewer details, so it isn't very useful.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2017-04-20 18:43:37 -0500 )edit

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