# Is the move_base node application-specific?

The ROS Wiki page says specifically that

The move_base package provides an implementation of an action (see the actionlib package) that, given a goal in the world, will attempt to reach it with a mobile base.

1) So, does it necessarily need local_planner and global_planner? 2) Can I configure it to use as a waypoint follower with velocity smoothening. 3) Is it map specific? 4) Given list of coordinates that the robot has to strictly follow. Can it follow with a smooth velocity profile witout the use of any depth sensor(no local-costmap, local-planner)?

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A specific configuration of move_base will be application-specific, the node itself is not (unless we consider "2D navigation" as an application).