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Extract data from topic (ar_pose)

asked 2017-03-24 11:09:20 -0500

jsoley gravatar image

Hi, I am trying to get data from ar_pose_markers. I am running the package and I see the topic is refreshing with new data. I am using ar_tools and usb_cam.

I have to make a node that subscribe to this topic and it able to extract the information. I am subscribing to the topic but I can extract the position. This code give me a number but is the same number all the time.

The node code is the following one

#include "ros/ros.h"
#include "std_msgs/String.h"
#include <ar_pose/ARMarkers.h>

int yo=10;
int zo;
int i=0;
void ar_pose_markerCallback(const ar_pose::ARMarkers::ConstPtr& msg)
float xo=0;
ROS_INFO("hello world");
ar_pose::ARMarker ar_pose_marker;
ROS_INFO("%d", xo);


int main(int argc, char **argv)
ROS_INFO("hello world");
ros::init(argc, argv, "node_sub");
ros::NodeHandle n;
ros::Rate loop_rate(1);
ros::Subscriber sub = n.subscribe("ar_pose_marker", 1, ar_pose_markerCallback);
while (ros::ok())



} return 0; }

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Try the following:



You do not use the received data in your code, instead you use the initial value from the constructor of the marker.

angeltop gravatar image angeltop  ( 2017-03-27 07:01:17 -0500 )edit

Can you write this in Python. Thanks. I wanted to know the current position of my markers and then I have to move my drone to the next way point which is a 3D position.

Mikku gravatar image Mikku  ( 2017-11-23 00:37:26 -0500 )edit

@Mikku You can follow the tutorial :

angeltop gravatar image angeltop  ( 2017-11-23 01:55:32 -0500 )edit

Sir I have done that and made my Python file. But I don't want to use callback function. Because when I have to move the drone to the different point . The changes I am doing in the callback function is not being reflected on the main program. I am therefore looking for an another way to find poses.

Mikku gravatar image Mikku  ( 2017-11-23 03:21:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-29 07:27:20 -0500

saikishor gravatar image

updated 2017-03-29 07:28:10 -0500

if you have only using one marker, with your camera try using the below command to fetch x;


if you want orientation, replace "position" with "orientation"

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