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Autoware localization without GPS

asked 2019-07-08 04:39:58 -0600

Usman_j gravatar image

Hi All, I am trying to use ndt matching algorithm of Autoware (ROS kinetic) to localize based on LIDAR sensor modeled in a simulator but the fitness score is very high and keeps on increasing as GNSS data is not being used. I have observed that there is no position offset detected by the ndt algorithm after processing the initial sensor messages.

Both the PCD map and sensor data messages are in the world coordinates of the simulator so I set the arguments of "world_to_map" tf publisher as all zeros. The initial position is set through ndt_matching app to x,y,z = -329.4, -363.6, 0 respectively. The arguments of baselink to localizer in the setup tab are 3,0,1.3,0,0,0 respectively.

I am also facing an error "Message removed because it is too old (frame=[/map], stamp=[xx.xx])" while trying to visualize ' /ndt_pose' on RViz.

I have created and down-sampled a PCD map through ndt mapping and made a ROSbag for PointCloud2 messages which can be found on:!AmynL2vYiUV_gcNNj...

I would be grateful if you can test this rosbag and guide me what I am doing wrong.


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answered 2019-07-08 05:49:03 -0600

Yamato Ando gravatar image

I checked your rosbag and noticed that there are two mistakes.

  1. points_raw is made of the world frame

    Set /points_raw/header/frame_id to "velodyne" and convert pointcloud to sensor coordinate system.

  2. The time stamp of points_raw does not match ros time

    Please compare the following two.

$ rostopic echo /points_raw/header/stamp

$ rostopic echo /clock

It is correct that this value is almost identical. If not, TF can not convert correctly.

Please set /points_raw/header/stamp with ros::Time::now() and publish.

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