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asked 2015-06-12 22:07:29 -0500

wsAndy gravatar image


I'm searching a package which could be used for real-time vision navigation in indigo. Some people advice me to use rgbdslam , but it can't work in indigo.

Anyone else could tell me if there is package that could solve my problem?

I only have a kinect x360 and a IMU, and I use ubuntu 14.04and indigo , I want to let my robot avoid obstacles in my workspace.

Thanks first.

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answered 2015-06-14 18:40:14 -0500

jbrown gravatar image

According to the wiki, rgbdslam is made for fuerte, not indigo, that is probably why rgbdslam isn't working. You can try looking into OpenCV and applying it for your setup. My advice would be to write a vision node dealing with information from your kinect, then have that vision node publish data to your navigation node, but keep researching, maybe somebody will have a better idea.

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answered 2016-04-21 07:27:47 -0500

R@m gravatar image

Probably too late to answer, but rgbd-slam is available for ROS Indigo here. It worked for me and many out there.

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thanks for your advice. now rgbdslam has a version2 for indigo. before that , I use rtabmap, which is also robust and helpful.

wsAndy gravatar image wsAndy  ( 2016-04-21 18:25:43 -0500 )edit

That sounds cool...

R@m gravatar image R@m  ( 2016-04-22 00:18:30 -0500 )edit

@wsAndy after having a map ,which node/package do you use for navigation and localization?I have tested that gmapping + move_base+amcl can work well,however I want to achieve navigation with visual sensors.THX for your any suggestions/advise.

Jron gravatar image Jron  ( 2016-11-15 03:53:00 -0500 )edit

I use RTABmap instead of gmapping since I don't have laser. It works well for me and it could also listen laser scan topic in RTABmap, I think it's a good choice. Besides, if you use mono camera, maybe you could use ORBSLAM.

wsAndy gravatar image wsAndy  ( 2016-11-15 04:19:32 -0500 )edit

@wsAndy,thx so much.I will try it with RGBD-camera.

Jron gravatar image Jron  ( 2016-11-29 03:26:30 -0500 )edit

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