Move base for autonomous driving

asked 2016-08-01 05:33:09 -0600

akhil gravatar image

Hi, This may be a very subjective question but is it a good idea to use move base for autonomous driving ? I have used move base with a robotic wheel chair that I developed and it works great. I have also used it on Husky and Turtlebot but we are not sure if we should use it for a car which is running at a higher speed compared to these indoor robot. In the outdoor scenario we have to generate the trajectory and compute collisions significantly faster then the indoor scenario. Any suggestions/comments or Experience of using move base here would be really helpful. Thanks.

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The problem is not move_base but ROS. It is unable to respect fast real-time constraints. If you want fast responses, I think using ROS is not the best idea. Obviously it depends on the complexity of the computations (ROS is able to compute simple algorithms in real-time).

lfr gravatar image lfr  ( 2016-08-01 06:02:51 -0600 )edit

link text these people are successfully using ROS for autonomous driving. why do you think its not real time ?

akhil gravatar image akhil  ( 2016-08-01 13:11:56 -0600 )edit

Yes, you can do autonomous driving, of course. I just said that you cannot expect to have real-time reactions using ROS. With real-time, I thought very fast computations (needed in case of outdoor autonomous driving).

lfr gravatar image lfr  ( 2016-08-02 01:48:07 -0600 )edit