I'd like to map some sensor values, what should I use?

asked 2016-05-05 07:26:39 -0600

Jose Mir gravatar image


I'd like to make a 2D map of some sensor values I will measure with my robot, such as light intensity. What mapping tool should I use? I'm a little bit confused between gmapping, costmap or even if I should be using any of these!

I'd like to colour code so that high light intensity gets a different colour in the map than dark and some gradual changes in between.

Thank you

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It sounds like you just want to plot the sensor data, not perform mapping. Is that the case?

spmaniato gravatar imagespmaniato ( 2016-05-05 14:27:17 -0600 )edit

yes, I want to plot the sensor data on top of the map if that makes sense. Adding a layer.

Jose Mir gravatar imageJose Mir ( 2016-05-05 14:31:53 -0600 )edit

I would start here: http://wiki.ros.org/navigation/Tutorials Once you have the robot moving around and localizing itself, then visualizing the sensor measurements is trivial. (It's also trivial if your robot is static.)

spmaniato gravatar imagespmaniato ( 2016-05-05 17:59:50 -0600 )edit

Okay I'll have a look and see what comes of it. I will write back in the coming days. Thank you for your initial help!!

Jose Mir gravatar imageJose Mir ( 2016-05-05 22:13:53 -0600 )edit