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Navigation on turtlebot3

asked 2022-01-07 05:57:44 -0500

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updated 2022-02-13 16:50:47 -0500

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Hi everyone, I would like to ask for help on navigation stack because I don't really understand how it works and how to use it. I have a turtlebot, a map (pgm and yaml file) and a python script I made that handles various data. In the script I need to start the navigation by setting the initial pose and the goal.... how can I do that? (the equivalent of the buttons "2d pose estimate" and "2d nav goal" in rviz when you launch turtlebot3_navigation.launch). Besides setting the poses, how do I start the navigation stack? I've followed the official turtlebot tutorial but honestly I didn't understand much about how the various launch files work. Can anyone help me/explain how to do this?

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answered 2022-01-07 07:54:01 -0500

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The equivalent code for initial pose estimate is there (ROS Answers), sending goal poses could be find there (YT video).

The best way to learn Navigation stack seems to be reading a lot of code on the GitHub - from official repositories and from example projects/demos (next to reading documentation, of course).

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Thanks for the reply. I just read the links to set the initial pose estimate and I wrote a publisher who writes on the topic /initialpose.... but if I do rostopic echo /initialpose nothing is published.....

pub = rospy.Publisher('initialpose', PoseWithCovarianceStamped, queue_size=10)
initpose = PoseWithCovarianceStamped()
initpose.header.stamp = rospy.get_rostime()
initpose.header.frame_id = "map"
initpose.pose.pose.position.x = x
initpose.pose.pose.position.y = y
quaternion = get_quaternion(theta)
initpose.pose.pose.orientation.w = quaternion[0]
initpose.pose.pose.orientation.x = quaternion[1]
initpose.pose.pose.orientation.y = quaternion[2]
initpose.pose.pose.orientation.z = quaternion[3]
Misrek gravatar image Misrek  ( 2022-01-07 12:43:55 -0500 )edit

I solved it, it was enough to insert a sleep after the Publisher statement

Misrek gravatar image Misrek  ( 2022-01-08 04:15:01 -0500 )edit

@Misrek please accept @ljaniec answer if led you to the solution. You can accept by clicking on the check mark. Thank you

osilva gravatar image osilva  ( 2022-01-08 12:29:57 -0500 )edit

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