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Laser filters limit scan angle opposite way and hector mapping limit of scan range [closed]

asked 2017-08-25 19:13:31 -0600

matteopantano gravatar image

updated 2017-08-26 01:30:04 -0600

Hi guys,

As pointed in the wiki and here I have used the pacakge laser_filters with the function LaserScanAngularBoundsFilter to eliminate some points. However the filter acts on the opposite way I would like to.

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As in the photo attached it ispossible to see that the points eliminated are the one on the front and not on the back. So the screenshot have the points I would like to remove. At the beginning I thought, ok easy, just change the sign of the upper and lower bound. But, seems that laser filter does not work if lower bound is bigger that upper bound.

Any hints guys?

For clarity, here the actual .yaml of the image above:

    - name: range
      type: LaserScanAngularBoundsFilter
        lower_angle: -1.57
        upper_angle: 1.57
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answered 2017-08-25 23:24:37 -0600

Ed Venator gravatar image

What happens if you chain two filters like this?

  - name: range1
    type: LaserScanAngularBoundsFilter
      lower_angle: -3.14
      upper_angle: -1.57
  - name: range2
    type: LaserScanAngularBoundsFilter
      lower_angle: 1.57
      upper_angle: 3.14
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Awesome! It worked! And also hector mapping works! Here pic: picture

matteopantano gravatar image matteopantano  ( 2017-08-26 01:29:36 -0600 )edit

Would you send your codes to my mail Mr. @matteopantano?

Mekateng gravatar image Mekateng  ( 2017-10-06 15:50:19 -0600 )edit

There is no code for using LaserScanFilters, maybe wiki helps how to!

matteopantano gravatar image matteopantano  ( 2017-10-09 02:05:56 -0600 )edit

Hi, I'm using an RPLIDAR A2 and I have the same need but the solution didn't work for me. Each filter is working alone but the two don't work together and the output is a scan with just one value because I've got angle_min=angle_max=1.57079660892. Can anyone help me with that? Thanks.

Jasmin gravatar image Jasmin  ( 2019-08-02 05:41:44 -0600 )edit

I tried this configuration instead,

- name: laser_cutoff
  type: laser_filters/LaserScanAngularBoundsFilterInPlace
    lower_angle: -1.5708
    upper_angle: 1.5708

It kind of worked because I'm left with the front part of the scan but the range of the output scan is like the input scan and not 180° as I need it to be.

Jasmin gravatar image Jasmin  ( 2019-08-02 05:50:27 -0600 )edit

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