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Replace Hokuyo by a SICK TiM at youBot

asked 2016-04-15 09:19:23 -0500

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updated 2016-04-15 09:27:31 -0500


I will use a SICK TiM laserscanner at the youbot instead of the standard hokuyo scanner. I connected the scanner to the robot and get the scan topic. Can I just change some parameters in the standard programm of the robot or how can I use the scanner for SLAM?

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answered 2016-04-18 12:41:29 -0500

As they both output a sensor_msgs/LaserScan message, swapping the sensor out should be pretty straightforward. You will need to run a different driver node for the TiM, and you may have to change some parameters in connected nodes if the range of the TiM or other specs are different. That is one of the advantages to ROS, everything is modular and therefore hardware can be changed with minimal fuss.

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