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ROS of sick_tim series lidar's drivers package

asked 2015-12-04 00:59:24 -0500

Terry Su gravatar image


I am a beginner of ROS system. Now I need to use it to receive and show the sick_tim561 lidar's datas, I already have installed the Ubuntu OS and Jade ROS. But I really don't have any idea about how to install of package as following link: I will be grateful if someone can kindly give me some direction. Thanks for your kindly help.

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answered 2015-12-04 01:53:02 -0500

Akif gravatar image

Did you try sudo apt-get install ros-jade-sick-tim ?

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Thanks for your reply sincerely. But I still have some question about this topic. Follow this link: There are 6 parts in it, my question are: The first(Choosing the right branch) and second(Supported scanner types) parts are not problem for me

Terry Su gravatar image Terry Su  ( 2015-12-04 02:25:18 -0500 )edit

Because I already installed the Jade ROS and my lidar is in the supported scanner types. But in the the "Pack Summary", there is a "Source" with the link"git (branch: jade)", should I download it and put it somewhere in my computer?

Terry Su gravatar image Terry Su  ( 2015-12-04 02:30:48 -0500 )edit

Choosing the branch is for source installation. Since you will install using debian package, skip this topic. We select the ROS distro with "-jade-" part in the package name I wrote. For the second topic, since you have TiM561, you will run sick_tim551_2050001 node.

Akif gravatar image Akif  ( 2015-12-04 02:34:29 -0500 )edit

And in the third part(ROS API), there are 2 parts in it which are "Published Topics" and "Parameters". I click the links and see so much codes in it. Should I execute the codes in the Ubuntu's terminal?

Sorry for asking so much question, it would be very grateful for your reply.

Terry Su gravatar image Terry Su  ( 2015-12-04 02:40:22 -0500 )edit

Did you go over tutorials? Topics are used for gathering scan data etc. Parameters are for configuration of your LIDAR and node. You will not execute codes for this. You will run the node with necessary parameters and get your scan data from /scan topic.

Akif gravatar image Akif  ( 2015-12-04 02:44:48 -0500 )edit

I read the tutorial these days. I use the command "git clone" to install the source from the package summary and I can see the some program is running, but it shows that USB can't be connected. (I use USB to connect to my com) I also change the port in the parameter, but I'm not sure is it right way

Terry Su gravatar image Terry Su  ( 2015-12-07 07:29:00 -0500 )edit

You can supply these (command you run, error messages you get etc.) in detail by editing your question.

Akif gravatar image Akif  ( 2015-12-07 07:47:52 -0500 )edit

Dot. Akif, could I have your contact way because it will be clear if we use pictures to show the problem. Thank you very much for your kindly help.

Terry Su gravatar image Terry Su  ( 2015-12-07 07:48:55 -0500 )edit

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