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2 questions about distro and map

asked 2017-05-11 20:01:41 -0600

little_bob gravatar image

updated 2017-05-11 20:01:58 -0600

1、can I connect my laptop(running Hydro) to the robot(running Indigo)?

2、How can I generate a map of the environment(this map I can store it and use it on RVIZ to do the simulation work)?I want to compare the real condition with the simulation condition. Thanks!

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answered 2017-05-12 04:25:08 -0600

  1. Yes you can communicate with the ROS Topics independent from the ROS Version
  2. Is likely more difficult to answer because I have no Idea about your robot, environment and map. But the problem you want do solve is commonly named SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). There are two most popular SLAM packages in ROS:

  1. GMapping
  2. Hector SLAM

Both of them need a laserscan and GMapping also a Odometry (in form of a transformation from odom to base_link)

You can save and load the created map with the Map Server package.

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Thank you!

little_bob gravatar image little_bob  ( 2017-05-15 23:06:32 -0600 )edit

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