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hector slam error

asked 2015-08-13 00:14:15 -0500

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hi i am using ros indigo when i am running the hector slam -roslaunch hector_slam_launch tutorial.launch its is showing some error

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [hector_mapping/hector_mapping]: can't locate node [hector_mapping] in package    [hector_mapping]

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [hector_trajectory_server/hector_trajectory_server]: can't locate node [hector_trajectory_server] in package [hector_trajectory_server]

 ERROR: cannot launch node of type [hector_geotiff/geotiff_node]: can't locate node [geotiff_node] in package [hector_geotiff]

how do i fix this ?when i am running the code its showing that Ros is running in the rviz but no visualization is taking place i mean nothing is happening on rviz

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What does your launch file look like? Sounds like an environment or installation issue


MarkyMark2012 gravatar image MarkyMark2012  ( 2015-08-13 03:28:29 -0500 )edit

which launch file? r u talking abt rviz? pls see this ( )

mruniverse gravatar image mruniverse  ( 2015-08-13 04:18:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-13 07:07:33 -0500

This definitely looks like a workspace setup issue. The packages hector_mapping, hector_trajectory_server and hector_geotiff cannot be found by ROS's package utilities. You can verify this by trying

roscd hector_mapping

This command will very likely also fail. You'll have to make sure all packages can be found and are in one of the subfolders specified by the ROS_PACKAGE_PATHenvironment variable.

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hi stefan I actually downloaded the source code from github and then copy pasted it in src folder of my ros wrkspace.Maybe thats the reason its not wrking. Shud i try this then sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-hector-slam

mruniverse gravatar image mruniverse  ( 2015-08-13 07:59:56 -0500 )edit

That definitely is the easier option (and should be working).

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2015-08-14 04:23:16 -0500 )edit

hi stefan though it wrked but still the map is not running on rviz the global frames option is showing error frames doesnot exixt etc some tf problem the map is running but there is no visualization

mruniverse gravatar image mruniverse  ( 2015-08-14 08:30:37 -0500 )edit

did you fix this? Im trying to run RPLidar view_slam.launch installed from github source and it couldn't find the package. Hector slam installed with apt-get

julimen5 gravatar image julimen5  ( 2018-01-18 13:59:13 -0500 )edit

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