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Laser Scan rotates with the robot in RVIZ

asked 2020-07-30 17:58:45 -0500

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Hello, I am currently working on developing a ROS application for autonomous navigation using AMCl. I am first trying to get move_base to work before continuing with AMCL. I came across an issue that shows the LaserScan rotating in a similar fashion to the robot when I use teleop_twist_keyboard to manually rotate the robot. I am using the rplidar_ros package to run the lidar and the create_autonomy package for controlling the robot. I have tried searching for an issue similar to mine and could not find one.

Hardware: - Robot: iRobot Create 2 - Lidar: RPLidar A1M8 - Computer: Jetson NX with Ubuntu 18 running ROS Melodic

Launch File:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

  <arg name="use_robot" default="true" />
  <arg name="use_gazebo" default="false" />
  <arg name="gui" default="false"/>

  <include if="$(arg use_gazebo)" file="$(find gazebo_ros)/launch/empty_world.launch">
    <arg name="world_name" value="$(find example_bot_sim)/worlds/"/>
    <arg name="paused" value="false"/>
    <arg name="use_sim_time" value="true"/>
    <arg name="gui" value="$(arg gui)"/>
    <arg name="headless" value="false"/>
    <arg name="debug" value="false"/>
    <arg name="verbose" value="true"/>

  <!-- Spawn Robot 
       This must be the same robot type as the robot application
  <include if="$(arg use_gazebo)" file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/spawn_bot.launch">
      <!-- Override arg parameters here e.g,
          <arg name="x_pos" default="10.0"/>
          <arg name="y_pos" default="5.0"/>

  <include if="$(arg use_robot)" file="$(find ca_driver)/launch/create_2.launch" />

  <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="laser_broadcaster" args="0 0 0 0 0 0  base_link laser 100" />

  <include if="$(arg use_robot)" file="$(find rplidar_ros)/launch/rplidar.launch" />

  <include file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/gmapping.launch"/>

  <include file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/move_base.launch"/>

  <node pkg="rviz" type="rviz" name="rviz"/>


Initial robot pose:

Robot pose after moving:

rosrun tf view_frames output:

P.S. This is my first time posting on ROS Answers, so suggestions on how to better provide more detail for future problems will be greatly appreciated.

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Hi! I was wondering if you eventually fixed this problem, since I am facing the exact same one.

Daenerys gravatar image Daenerys  ( 2021-06-12 13:28:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-07-31 01:10:20 -0500

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  1. check ur wheel separation distance , is it mentioned properly in ur URDF
  2. try to set update_min_a = 0.2 or 0.1 (of amcl parameter this has worked for me ) link text
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