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How to install eband_local_planner?

asked 2016-02-19 05:13:14 -0600

DanThe gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:08:26 -0600

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Hi all,

I would appreciate it if someone can guide me on how to install eband_local_planner for use with move_base on Hydro because every approach that I have tried so far, has failed.


I installed eband_local_planner by using the following commands:

rosws set eband_local_planner --git
rosws eband_local_planner
roscd eband_local_planner

Running the command rospack plugins --attrib=plugin nav_core shows eband_local_planner loaded as a plugin but the eband_local_planner is installed in /home/powerbot67/ros/eband_local_planner/elp_plugin.xml while the rest of the plugins are installed in /opt/ros/hydro/share. Could this be a problem?

powerbot67@powerbot67-desktop:~$ printenv | grep ROS

I changed the move_base.launch file to use eband_local planner as follows:

<arg name="base_local_planner" default="eband_local_planner/EBandPlannerROS"/>

However, when I run move_base, I get the following error:

[FATAL] [1455878479.341080841]: Failed to create the eband_local_planner/EBandPlannerROS planner, are you sure it is properly registered and that the containing library is built? Exception: Could not find library corresponding to plugin eband_local_planner/EBandPlannerROS. Make sure the plugin description XML file has the correct name of the library and that the library actually exists. [move_base-1] process has died [pid 5295, exit code 1, cmd /opt/ros/hydro/lib/move_base/move_base cmd_vel:=/RosAria/cmd_vel __name:=move_base __log:=/home/powerbot67/.ros/log/e58dae7e-d6f1-11e5-a32e-00026f87bbb1/move_base-1.log]. log file: /home/powerbot67/.ros/log/e58dae7e-d6f1-11e5-a32e-00026f87bbb1/move_base-1*.log

Also, running roswtf gives the following:

ERROR Not all paths in ROS_PACKAGE_PATH [/home/powerbot67/ros/sbpl_lattice_planner:/home/powerbot67/ros/eband_local_planner:/home/powerbot67/hydro/sandbox:/opt/ros:/opt/ros/hydro/share:/opt/ros/hydro/stacks] point to an existing directory: 
 * /home/powerbot67/ros/sbpl_lattice_planner

What should I do to solve this?


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ros version?

Procópio gravatar image Procópio  ( 2016-02-19 07:32:28 -0600 )edit

ROS version is Hydro

DanThe gravatar image DanThe  ( 2016-02-19 08:11:21 -0600 )edit

it looks like eband_local_planner is a catkin package. Why are you trying to build it with rosmake?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-02-24 02:35:57 -0600 )edit

I am not sure when to use rosmake but your answer to my other question installed eband_local_planner successfully. Thanks

DanThe gravatar image DanThe  ( 2016-02-24 03:19:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-02-24 02:33:41 -0600

ahendrix gravatar image

eband_local_planner is marked as "released" on its wiki page. This means that you should be able to install it from debs with:

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-eband-local-planner
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Thank you!

DanThe gravatar image DanThe  ( 2016-02-24 03:13:06 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-02-24 02:35:37 -0600

yasagitov gravatar image

Are you passing base_local_planner parameter correctly? Try passing base_local_planner parameter inside node tag.

This is my launch file, and eband_local_planner is working properly.

<node pkg="move_base" type="move_base" respawn="false" name="move_base" output="screen">
  <rosparam file="$(find car_2dnav)/config/costmap_common_params.yaml" command="load" ns="global_costmap"/>
  <rosparam param="base_local_planner">eband_local_planner/EBandPlannerROS</rosparam>      
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I am passing the parameter as follows below and I think that now it being launched correctly. The problem was with installing eband_local_planner correctly. However, thanks for your answer.

<arg name="base_local_planner" default="eband_local_planner/EBandPlannerROS"/>
DanThe gravatar image DanThe  ( 2016-02-24 03:22:33 -0600 )edit

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