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Is it possible to reuse the tf::TransformBroadcaster

asked 2016-05-17 10:06:04 -0600

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updated 2016-05-17 10:07:12 -0600

It is simple as mentioned above. Is it possible to reuse the object br for multiple transforms having different parent and child frames

static tf::TransformBroadcaster br;
        br.sendTransform( tf::StampedTransform(tf, ros::Time::now(), "frame_1", "frame_2") );
        br.sendTransform( tf::StampedTransform(tf, ros::Time::now(), "frame_2", "frame_3") );

The question popped reading the tutorial here.

Furthermore where should I start looking when the terminal erros me nan_input for the send transform, assuming the quaternion is fine, a normalized unit quaternion.

tf::Quaternion q_f2tof3(rot[3], rot[4], rot[5], qw);
tf::Transform(q_f2tof3, tf::Vector3(0,0,0))
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answered 2016-05-17 11:00:59 -0600

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Yes, it's fine to reuse the TransformBroadcaster to send multiple different transforms, irrespective of their relationship. Based on your above content you may want to send them simultaneously using a vector of transforms.

A nan_input almost always means an unnormalized quaternion. The other option is that you're passing in a nan value to the vector. But based on the above snippet that does not look possible and as such I'd suggest checking your normalization logic.

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