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Laser Positioning on robot

asked 2012-07-09 05:57:36 -0500

allenh1 gravatar image

updated 2012-07-09 07:11:48 -0500

I have a laser pushed forward to the front of my robot. I hit stuff when I navigate, so I'm trying to fix that... How do I make the tf understand the laser is pushed forward?

Also, I want to reconfigure the footprint of the robot. Any help?


So I found this launch file:

<launch>
    <!-- publish the static transform from the center of the robot to the laser rangefinder (required for slam_gmapping) -->
    <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="base_link_to_laser" args="0 0.1778 0 0 0 0 base_link laser 100" />
</launch>

Any idea how to adjust it?

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answered 2012-07-09 06:39:39 -0500

Lorenz gravatar image

updated 2012-07-09 07:16:47 -0500

You need to either use a static_transform_publisher as this tutorial shows or create a URDF file as these tutorials show.

Edit: You can find the documentation for static_transform_publisherer here. The numbers specify the position of your sensor in the robot's base, format is x, y, z, yaw, pitch, roll.

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