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Is there any delay in laser scanner output?

asked 2012-07-09 03:54:46 -0500

abdullah gravatar image

Hi, I am working on erratic robot and I am running it in gazebo. It has a hokuyo laser scanner on it. I have a question that is there any delay in laser scanner output.

What I am doing here is that I have written a simple code that moves erratic robot and avoids it from obstacles and reaches at goal position. Here I performed a simple experiment 2 or 3 times, I placed an obstacle of same size at same location every time. Now when I move my robot to goal position it avoids and reach at goal position successfully but the problem is that every time robot has a different trajectory.

How can I have same trajectory every time?


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answered 2012-07-09 05:39:49 -0500

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updated 2012-07-09 05:40:29 -0500

On a real robot you probably can't have exactly the same trajectory every time.

There is always delay in any sensor. Plus, there are random odometry errors and actuator errors. There will also be random timing variation in the arrival of various messages from independent sources.

Depending on how you implement your navigation algorithm, you may be able to minimize many of those random factors with a feedback control loop.

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thanks a lot. Its very helping.

abdullah gravatar image abdullah  ( 2012-07-09 06:08:03 -0500 )edit

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