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asked 2016-06-20 08:24:26 -0600

Hugo Sardinha gravatar image

Hi everyone, I am trying the ROS navigation stack for the first time, and I am trying to navigate my mobile robot to a given position. Right now was trying to this using an empty map and a robot that does not have any sensors. is that possible? I've been able to move it by publishing to the cmd_vel topic, so I know that everything from the urdf to the launch files I'm using are currently okay. I was wondering I could I quickly generate an empty map, since it seems to me that's exactly what I'm missing. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Hugo

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You can send velocities command to the cmd_vel topic but without any sensors, you can not doing autonomous navigation with your robot according me.

lfr gravatar imagelfr ( 2016-06-23 06:33:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-06-20 10:00:23 -0600

Dharmateja Kadem gravatar image

Yes, its possible to move the robot using cmd_vel topic without sensors. did you do the teleop of turtlesim tutorial? If you haven't done that tutorial, check out the video below. https://youtu.be/Qh15Nol5htM

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You can create a gazebo world and try to navigate the robot in that.

Dharmateja Kadem gravatar imageDharmateja Kadem ( 2016-06-20 10:01:39 -0600 )edit

Thanks! However, my problem is slightly different (btw, yes I have made the turtlebot tutorials). What I am looking for is to be able to send a goal to my robot a have it navigate there I keep getting the this "The robot's start position is off the global costmap. Planning will always fail" cont.

Hugo Sardinha gravatar imageHugo Sardinha ( 2016-06-20 10:12:19 -0600 )edit

(cont) I have followed the tuturials about it, about to have your map, and costmaps (.http://wiki.ros.org/navigation/Tutorials/RobotSetup), but I still get this warning. Obviously, nothing happens

Thanks again!

Hugo Sardinha gravatar imageHugo Sardinha ( 2016-06-20 10:14:19 -0600 )edit

try the solution provided in the link below.. http://answers.ros.org/question/66399...

Dharmateja Kadem gravatar imageDharmateja Kadem ( 2016-06-20 10:40:31 -0600 )edit

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