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How can I narrow a virtual kinect laser scan?

asked 2012-06-13 06:09:49 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:01:15 -0500

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I am simulating a turtlebot in Gazebo, and currently I am having issues with the kinect laser scan, which sees about 270 degrees around the robot. I would like to narrow that so that the laser only picks up objects within the 90ish degrees directly in front of the bot. I haven't been able to find a parameter I can simply change to do this.

How might I go about narrowing the field of scan?

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answered 2012-06-13 14:10:19 -0500

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I would suggest adjusting the parameters in the pointcloud to laserscan node. You'll find it launched from turtlebot_gazebo/launch/robot.launch (in the simulated case) and turtlebot_bringup/kinect.launch (in the real-world case).

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