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Transform a pose to another frame with tf2 in Python

asked 2015-12-10 07:10:08 -0500

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I have a pose stamped given in camera frame. Now I want to transform the pose to get its coordinates in the base_link frame.

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answered 2015-12-10 07:33:15 -0500

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Import the needed modules

import tf2_ros
import tf2_geometry_msgs

Initialize the tf buffer and listener somewhere in your init function

tf_buffer = tf2_ros.Buffer(rospy.Duration(1200.0)) #tf buffer length
tf_listener = tf2_ros.TransformListener(self.tf_buffer)

Do the actual transformation

transform = tf_buffer.lookup_transform(target_frame,
                                       pose_stamped_to_transform.header.frame_id, #source frame
                                       rospy.Time(0), #get the tf at first available time
                                       rospy.Duration(1.0)) #wait for 1 second

pose_transformed = tf2_geometry_msgs.do_transform_pose(pose_stamped, transform)
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The lookup should better be wrapped inside a try-except block in case the transform is not found:

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2016-03-22 03:03:46 -0500 )edit

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