How to publish realtime /LaserScan data?

asked 2016-10-17 13:06:07 -0500

kartikmadhira1 gravatar image

I am going through the navigation stack from the navigation tutorial here and the tutorial contains code of publishing dummy /LaserScan data (as an example to understand easily). That being said I have a few doubts regarding the same.

  1. How do i publish the actual /LaserScan data from an rplidar or Kinect and use it for navigation.?
  2. I am using the fake_laser_pkg for kinect for getting a fake laser scan. Is this option good for navigation for kinect?

Thanks in advance.

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There are already ROS nodes that publish data for both of those sensors; just find them and use them.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-10-17 16:10:11 -0500 )edit