Indoor navigation frameworks

asked 2015-09-23 03:58:12 -0500

Mehdi. gravatar image

updated 2015-09-23 04:03:20 -0500

What are the existing (free/commercial) indoor navigation frameworks designed for a mobile robot base, including mapping, localization and path planning? I only know the navigation stack from ROS and any google search delivers either useless results about some apps designed for humans or articles talking about vaporware but nothing concrete.

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Do you mean completely different frameworks to e.g. move_base? Within ROS you have some variety of SLAM/Mapping/Tracking approaches, but the best maintained AFAIK are AMCL, gmapping and HectorSLAM. For local navigation, there are some more or less maintained approaches like SBPL, eband.

daenny gravatar image daenny  ( 2015-09-23 08:30:05 -0500 )edit

Yes I mean completely different frameworks, I've heard Kuka and Bluebotics offer such services. And I was also looking for alternatives for AMCL and occupancy grid mapping as it is not very applicable in a warehouse use case where shelves are at laser height and are not static (changing inventory)

Mehdi. gravatar image Mehdi.  ( 2015-10-14 06:36:53 -0500 )edit