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Issue for Moving base with leg tracker msgs

asked 2018-11-22 15:15:46 -0600

malav bateriwala gravatar image

updated 2018-11-22 18:23:48 -0600

I am trying to run my script to send pose to my move_base from msgs. But it runs the code and waits without throwing any error. My tracker is leg running is running and providing me a People_tracked msg of PeopleArray(Person[] people) Person (geometry_msgs/Pose pose uint32 id). Can't figure out the problem as there is no error.

 class move_base_goal:
   def __init__(self):
      self.goal_pose = PersonArray()

  self.new_person = Person()

  if not self.goal_pose.people:
         return move_base_goal()
  rospy.Subscriber("people_tracked", PersonArray, self.callback )

  def callback(self,msg):
    self.goal_pose.people[0].pose.position.x = msg.people[0].pose.position.x
    self.goal_pose.people[0].pose.position.y = msg.people[0].pose.position.y

  def movebase_goal(msg):   

    move = actionlib.SimpleActionClient('move_base',MoveBaseAction)

    goal = MoveBaseGoal()
    goal.target_pose.header.frame_id = "base_link"
    goal.target_pose.header.stamp =
    goal.target_pose.pose.position.x = self.goal_pose.people[0].pose.x
    goal.target_pose.pose.position.y = self.goal_pose.people[0].pose.y
    goal.target_pose.pose.orientation.w = 1.0


if __name__ == '__main__':

    x = move_base_goal()
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answered 2018-11-23 04:28:07 -0600

Procópio gravatar image

updated 2018-11-23 04:29:09 -0600

You are not calling your movebase_goal method anywhere, so you are not sending the goal to move_base.

Besides that, if you send a new goal each time you have a people_tracked callback, you will be constantly cancelling/sending new goals, which would result in a very erratic behaviour.

For more info on that, check this question:

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answered 2018-11-23 04:37:54 -0600

Victor Lopez gravatar image

There are several issues with your code, that if haven't failed yet, will fail when you execute it.

For instance the move_base_goal function requires the self argument, but you are not providing, and are providing an unused argument.

You have code within your class (call to init_node and Subscriber) that doesn't belong there, you should move it at least to your "main".

I suggest you go through the ROS tutorials again, you will find there tools to help you diagnose better what is happening.

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