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VLP16 - ROS Indigo- Velodyne poll() timeout Issue

asked 2016-11-07 19:35:38 -0600

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updated 2021-12-03 09:52:09 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

Hi folks,

I am pretty new with ROS and looking for some guidance. I got this error every time I tried to start the ROS.

rosrun velodyne_driver velodyne_node _model:=VLP16
[ERROR] [1478568624.623678583]: unknown Velodyne LIDAR model: VLP16
[ INFO] [1478568624.624140559]: Velodyne HDL-VLP16 rotating at 600 RPM
[ INFO] [1478568624.624584136]: publishing 260 packets per scan
[ INFO] [1478568624.624990083]: expected frequency: 10.000 (Hz)
[ INFO] [1478568624.625052893]: Opening UDP socket: port 2368
[ WARN] [1478568625.626775354]: Velodyne poll() timeout

I have installed the ROS Indigo Velodyne driver by following this step

Any advise how to resolve this initial problem ? I've ran roscore and tried to do rosrun.

My goal is to read the real time data from VLP16 using rviz

Any advise will be highly appreciated.

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answered 2016-11-08 09:32:56 -0600

joq gravatar image

That error suggests that you're running the released Indigo binary Velodyne driver, not the latest sources from github.

If you followed those directions to clone and build the sources, did you forget the final source devel/setup.bash step?

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I have the same problem. I cloned the latest source from github as shows. I also applied source devel/setup.bash. However, it is still Velodyne poll() timeout

T318forever gravatar image T318forever  ( 2017-05-09 09:59:08 -0600 )edit

I also have the same question. Do you resolved it? If you have the answer,could you tell me ?

summer gravatar image summer  ( 2017-12-28 00:12:01 -0600 )edit

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