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asked 2018-09-10 04:41:44 -0500

S.Yildiz gravatar image

Hey, I wanted to launch google cartographer in ros, but I don't know how to do it. I don't want to use any demos. I have my camera and get the data from there. So do I have to write a launch file? If yes, how? And if it's not needed, how can I start it?

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answered 2018-09-10 06:44:15 -0500

Choco93 gravatar image

Follow the building and installation steps given here.

Take a look here at the launch files. Choose one that suits you best or write your own and do a remap of the topics on either cartographer side or your camera. Launch both your own node and cartographer and this should work. A simple example would be:

  <param name="robot_description"
    textfile="$(find robot_descriptopn)/urdf/my_robot.urdf.xacro" />

  <node name="cartographer_node" pkg="cartographer_ros"
     type="cartographer_node" args="
    -configuration_directory $(find cartographer_ros)/configuration_files
    -configuration_basename test.lua"

  <node name="cartographer_occupancy_grid_node" pkg="cartographer_ros"
     type="cartographer_occupancy_grid_node" args="-resolution 0.05" />
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To which topics do I have to do a remap? I just did it for the pointclouds in the backpack_3d.launch file. Is it the right way how I did it? It's: <remap from="/ifm3d/camera/cloud" to="points2"/> At this point I'm unsure because points2 is a subscribed topic and I also have scan_matched_points2

S.Yildiz gravatar image S.Yildiz  ( 2018-09-11 05:43:15 -0500 )edit

that is a published topic

S.Yildiz gravatar image S.Yildiz  ( 2018-09-11 05:43:28 -0500 )edit

If you are remapping under cartographer node then do <remap from="points2" to="/ifm3d/camera/cloud"/> , but if you are remapping your camera topic then your remap is fine.

Choco93 gravatar image Choco93  ( 2018-09-11 06:25:54 -0500 )edit

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