Monocular SLAM with OctoMap

asked 2018-09-14 09:47:11 -0500

Farid gravatar image

updated 2018-09-14 09:48:05 -0500

Hey,

My question might sound a bit high school (ish) , but I was just wondering if OctoMap could be used with Monocular camera for 3D Mapping,

To be more specific, I am using ORB_SLAM2 framework using Monocular camera to generate map of indoor environment. I could not use gmapping due to the fact that there is not laser_scan topic published in ORB_SLAM2. And honestly, I am not interested in converting my point clouds to laser scans as some kind of reverse engineering solution with pointcloud_to_laserscan package.

Instead I am subscribing to PointCloud2 topic to take advantage of OctoMap for mapping.

The result of OctoMap with monocular ORB_SLAM2, however, is more or less crap since I do not get meaningful representation of walls, edges and so on and so forth in rviz.

Your ideas would be quite helpful,

Cheers

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Have you been able to get this working? I'm thinking of using octomap with orb_slam2 and doing something similar.

Fizz gravatar imageFizz ( 2019-01-15 23:11:41 -0500 )edit