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RGBDSLAM display issues

asked 2012-06-18 05:38:56 -0600

periphery gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:34:07 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi, I am using RGBDSLAM on a Ubuntu 11.10 machine, with ROS Electric installed. I am using a Kinect camera to get the video feed. When I open the rgbdslam GUI using:

rosrun rgbdslam rgbdslam

I can see the monochrome image and depth image, but on the top window, I am supposed to see the 'map', right? But what I see is basically the background wallpaper (the desktop) right through it. I am confused as to why this happens.

I also ran rviz, and so far it does say that I am subscribed to a pointcloud2. However, even in rviz I do not get to see a 'map' or a video feed, just a black background screen as set by default.

Can anyone help?

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@Felix Endres : I couldn't find the use_glwidget parameter in any launchfile. Which launchfile were you talking about specifically? I am in ros/rgbdslam/launch directory.

periphery gravatar image periphery  ( 2012-06-20 07:01:38 -0600 )edit

Have a look at the sample config: - It should contain all possible parameter in their default configuration.

Felix Endres gravatar image Felix Endres  ( 2012-06-20 22:07:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-06-19 03:05:22 -0600

Sounds like OpenGL problems. Either fix these, or use rgbdslam without 3D display by setting the parameter "use_glwidget" to "false" (e.g. in a launchfile).

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answered 2012-07-26 06:59:19 -0600

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I am at the same stage. Using Kinect. Using Ubuntu 11.10. running roslaunch rgbdslam kinect+rgbdslam.launch

Couldn't see anything in the windows above. Only a black screen with origin lines red and green in the center.

Can Anyone help what is the problem?

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