Rtabmap on different PC

asked 2016-11-02 07:50:34 -0500

gijsje170 gravatar image


I am trying to run rtabmap on a different PC. I have the kinect connected to my raspberry PI and am following this tutorial: RemoteMapping

There is only one problem when using the ROS_IP and ROS_MASTER_URI I can use rostopic list and see the topics. But when I want to run:

roslaunch rtabmap_ros rtabmap.launch rgb_topic:=/camera/data_throttled_image depth_topic:=/camera/data_throttled_image_depth camera_info_topic:=/camera/data_throttled_camera_info compressed:=true rtabmap_args:="--delete_db_on_start"

I receive the following error:

Unable to contact my own server at [].
This usually means that the network is not configured properly.

A common cause is that the machine cannot ping itself.  Please check
for errors by running:


For more tips, please see


The traceback for the exception was written to the log file

While I am able to ping my machine and also use rostopic list. Also in the launch file on the page this:

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should be changed to

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To avoid errors when trying to launch the file.

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What are the IPs of the raspberry and your remote computer? I updated the wiki for the typo.

matlabbe gravatar image matlabbe  ( 2016-11-02 12:34:31 -0500 )edit

The IP of the raspberry is the IP of the computer is

gijsje170 gravatar image gijsje170  ( 2016-11-03 06:51:35 -0500 )edit