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How to install lsd_slam on my ROS?

asked 2016-12-27 12:44:48 -0500

sharan100 gravatar image

updated 2016-12-27 12:50:32 -0500

I am currently trying to create an autonomous drone. For this task, I want to employ the monocular SLAM method. After reading a few papers and having trawled forums on the internet, I have decided to use LSD_SLAM. Now I have built my ROS Kinetic from source on my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Lite. To install a new package I will have to first invoke the command:

rosinstall_generator ros_comm <your_extra_packages> --rosdistro kinetic --deps --wet-only --tar > kinetic-custom_ros.rosinstall

For this I replaced the <your_extra_packages> with just lsd_slam. However, it returns saying:

The following not released packages/stacks will be ignored: lsd_slam

How am I supposed to install lsd_slam onto my ROS now?

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answered 2016-12-28 12:09:53 -0500

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This means lsd_slam has not been officially released, which means you'll have to build it from source.

They have installation instructions on their github repository; have you tried following them?

They're still using an outdated build system (rosbuild), so you'll have to learn about how to set up a rosbuild workspace. This rosbuild with catkin tutorial is pretty good, and despite saying it applies to ROS Groovy, it actually applies to Groovy and all newer versions of ROS.

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I don't want to use rosbuild as of now, and therefore will defer to a different package that is released for catkin.

sharan100 gravatar image sharan100  ( 2016-12-29 05:39:27 -0500 )edit

Will lsd_slam be available on Ubuntu MATE? I hope I wouldn't have to build from source on Ubuntu MATE too?

sharan100 gravatar image sharan100  ( 2017-01-13 04:42:49 -0500 )edit

Unreleased means unreleased. There are no binaries of any kind. You should still be able to install the dependencies through apt (binaries) and then build only lsd_slam in your workspace.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2017-01-13 12:52:11 -0500 )edit

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