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Could not get transform from odom to base_link

asked 2018-08-02 22:14:05 -0500

asabet gravatar image

updated 2018-08-02 22:22:08 -0500

I'm running rtabmap with an rgb-d sensor and get the following error:

We received odometry message, but we cannot get the corresponding TF odom->base_link at data stamp 1533265358.770186s (odom msg stamp is 1533265358.757750s). Make sure TF of odometry is also published to get more accurate pose estimation. This warning is only printed once.

This is my launch file

  <!-- Convenience launch file to launch odometry, rtabmap and rtabmapviz nodes at once -->

  <!-- For stereo:=false
        Your RGB-D sensor should be already started with "depth_registration:=true".
           $ roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch depth_registration:=true 
           $ roslaunch openni2_launch openni2.launch depth_registration:=true -->

  <!-- For stereo:=true
        Your camera should be calibrated and publishing rectified left and right 
        images + corresponding camera_info msgs. You can use stereo_image_proc for image rectification.
           $ roslaunch rtabmap_ros bumblebee.launch -->

  <!-- Choose between RGB-D and stereo -->      
  <arg name="stereo"          default="false"/>

  <!-- Choose visualization -->
  <arg name="rtabmapviz"              default="true" /> 
  <arg name="rviz"                    default="false" />

  <!-- Localization-only mode -->
  <arg name="localization"            default="false"/>

  <!-- sim time for convenience, if playing a rosbag -->
  <arg name="use_sim_time"            default="false"/>
  <param if="$(arg use_sim_time)" name="use_sim_time" value="true"/>

  <!-- Corresponding config files -->
  <arg name="cfg"                     default="" /> <!-- To change RTAB-Map's parameters, set the path of config file (*.ini) generated by the standalone app -->
  <arg name="gui_cfg"                 default="~/.ros/rtabmap_gui.ini" />
  <arg name="rviz_cfg"                default="$(find rtabmap_ros)/launch/config/rgbd.rviz" />

  <arg name="frame_id"                default="base_link"/>     <!-- Fixed frame id, you may set "base_link" or "base_footprint" if they are published -->
  <arg name="odom_frame_id"           default=""/>                <!-- If set, TF is used to get odometry instead of the topic -->
  <arg name="map_frame_id"            default="map"/>
  <arg name="ground_truth_frame_id"   default=""/>     <!-- e.g., "world" -->
  <arg name="ground_truth_base_frame_id" default=""/>  <!-- e.g., "tracker", a fake frame matching the frame "frame_id" (but on different TF tree) -->
  <arg name="namespace"               default="rtabmap"/>
  <arg name="database_path"           default="~/.ros/rtabmap.db"/>
  <arg name="queue_size"              default="10"/>
  <arg name="wait_for_transform"      default="0.2"/>
  <arg name="args"                    default=""/>              <!-- delete_db_on_start, udebug -->
  <arg name="rtabmap_args"            default="$(arg args)"/>   <!-- deprecated, use "args" argument -->
  <arg name="launch_prefix"           default=""/>              <!-- for debugging purpose, it fills launch-prefix tag of the nodes -->
  <arg name="output"                  default="screen"/>        <!-- Control node output (screen or log) -->

  <!-- if timestamps of the input topics are synchronized using approximate or exact time policy-->
  <arg     if="$(arg stereo)" name="approx_sync"  default="true"/>
  <arg unless="$(arg stereo)" name="approx_sync"  default="true"/>         

  <!-- RGB-D related topics -->
  <arg name="rgb_topic"               default="/camera/rgb/image_rect_color" />
  <arg name="depth_topic"             default="/camera/depth_registered/image_raw" />
  <arg name="camera_info_topic"       default="/camera/rgb/camera_info" />
  <arg name="depth_camera_info_topic" default="$(arg camera_info_topic)" />

  <!-- stereo related topics -->
  <arg name="stereo_namespace"        default="/camera"/>
  <arg name="left_image_topic"        default="$(arg stereo_namespace)/left/image_rect_color" />
  <arg name="right_image_topic"       default="$(arg stereo_namespace)/right/image_rect" />      <!-- using grayscale image for efficiency -->
  <arg name="left_camera_info_topic"  default="$(arg stereo_namespace)/left/camera_info" />
  <arg name="right_camera_info_topic" default="$(arg stereo_namespace)/right/camera_info" />

  <!-- Already synchronized RGB-D related topic, with rtabmap_ros/rgbd_sync nodelet -->
  <arg name="rgbd_sync"               default="false"/>         <!-- pre-sync rgb_topic, depth_topic, camera_info_topic -->
  <arg name="approx_rgbd_sync"        default="true"/>          <!-- false=exact synchronization -->
  <arg name="subscribe_rgbd"          default="$(arg rgbd_sync)"/>
  <arg name="rgbd_topic"              default="rgbd_image" />
  <arg name="depth_scale"             default="1.0" />

  <arg ...
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answered 2018-08-03 04:10:17 -0500

Mehdi. gravatar image

As you see camera_rgb_optical_frame doesn't represent your camera in your case, the correct name is "camera_link"

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