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Why the clearing stays permanent in obstacle costmap, when 0 (overwrite) combination method is applied?

asked 2018-05-31 06:27:37 -0600

Andrei Pasnicenco gravatar image

updated 2018-05-31 07:47:11 -0600

Hello !

I am clearing some layers markings by a layer with a detected object to be cleared and the problem is that its' clearing stay permanent even when the object disappeares.

So here more detailed information:

The goal:

  • Erase any markings on the costmap under x_object when it is detected
  • Continue marking with laser layers when the x_object is disappeared or was not present

The actual results:

  • The laser layers mark the obstacles. Perfect ! =)
  • The x_object detected and overwrites (erases) the markings. Perfect ! =)
  • The x_object disappeares (goes away) Perfect ! =)
  • The laser layers do not mark anymore where was detected the x_object. Bad ! =(

I tried different observation_persistence values:

  • 0.0 to have only recent measurements (expected them to be available only during one cycle of observation)
  • values > 0.0 to keep the observation during some time and refresh the clearings after

Question : How do you think is it possible to have the clearings present only when the object is detected ?


  enabled: true
  observation_sources: x_object_clearing_cloud
  combination_method: 0

  sensor_frame: base_footprint
  data_type: PointCloud2
  topic: /detect_x_object/object
  expected_update_rate: 2.0
  observation_persistence: 1.0
  marking: false
  clearing: true
  raytrace_range: 5.3
  obstacle_range: 4.8
  min_obstacle_height: -2.0
  max_obstacle_height: 2.0

Thank you !

P.S.: Working with ROS Kinetic

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answered 2018-06-26 05:56:50 -0600

Andrei Pasnicenco gravatar image

The answer is to reset each value of costmap to NO_INFORMATION before each update.

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