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can i detect obstacles with hector_costmap with only laser scanner?

asked 2016-06-03 03:13:36 -0600

bsk gravatar image

updated 2016-06-11 01:54:25 -0600


I (only) have laser scanner LMS100 and i can create maps from hector_slam without odometry data...but i need to see obstacles / objects in the map.

So i think i should use a costmap like hector_costmap (or costmap_2d which is in another package)...but i don't now if it is usable with just laser data (without odometry data).

update: i tried and managed gmapping with laser scan matcher, so i now i think i can use costmap_2d in navigation stack with help of those...

by the way still dont know, can i use hector_costmap without odometry data?


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Hi Basak, may I ask if you managed to hector_costmap for detecting obstacles using just laser data?

jjbecomespheh gravatar image jjbecomespheh  ( 2020-07-16 20:56:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-06-04 10:08:19 -0600

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you could try using this package to estimate odometry data from laserscans.

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