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Searching for TOD, ending up at Ecto

asked 2012-03-08 04:10:07 -0500

Bence Magyar gravatar image

Hello ROS-users and developers,

I am getting a bit confused while searching for a possibly fresh and working version of TOD.

I guess these two are slightly old for me:

These are said to be deprecated and unstable in different threads regarding this topic.

While all the above references: which consists of

Digging into the docs here for object_recognition might help:

however I feel a bit confused now that I installed ros-electric-object_recognition which seems to include ecto and TOD related codes but have no idea how to start with it. Ok the documentations are there but they are a bit outdated and not really convenient for me.

I would appreciate any help either if someone can help me

  1. by naming which to work with of the above (or none right now and wait for the ecto release) or
  2. assemble a simple training&run with TOD or
  3. providing a link to an updated "how to run TOD (ecto) for newbies" tutorial

Thx in advance :)

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It's exactly my question too!!!

Alireza gravatar image Alireza  ( 2012-03-10 06:16:28 -0500 )edit

notify me please if you manage to find something out :)

Bence Magyar gravatar image Bence Magyar  ( 2012-03-12 00:19:51 -0500 )edit

I'm curious, too.

Julius gravatar image Julius  ( 2012-04-15 12:36:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-04-19 11:41:23 -0500

Vincent Rabaud gravatar image

Hi, please follow the updated documentation on :

Just jump to the ROS quickguide if you can't wait :)

If you find any bug (in the code or the documentation), please file a bug report at the links indicated at

A lot of infrastructure/build work had to be done before advertising the stack but we're finally done. We're actively developing/using it for more/better pipelines.

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answered 2012-04-17 05:36:08 -0500

Julius gravatar image

Try look at While I hope that someone finds a less complicated way to install ECTO object recognition on ROS Electric / Ubuntu 11.10 in my question, I also show how to track a template and how to run the capturing preview (although I do not guarantee that installation works the same on your system).

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