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Creating a map with gmapping using kinect and fake odometry data

asked 2012-09-12 06:36:17 -0500

Flowers gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:34:10 -0500

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the title speaks for itself, what I've done so far is creating this launchfile, which seems to do everything right - at least "rostopic echo /scan" echos something.

  <!-- kinect and frame ids -->

  <include file="$(find openni_launch)/launch/openni.launch"/>

  <!-- openni manager -->
  <node pkg="nodelet" type="nodelet" name="openni_manager" output="screen" respawn="true" args="manager"/>

  <!-- throttling -->
  <node pkg="nodelet" type="nodelet" name="pointcloud_throttle" args="load pointcloud_to_laserscan/CloudThrottle openni_manager">
    <param name="max_rate" value="2"/>
    <remap from="cloud_in" to="/camera/depth/points"/>
    <remap from="cloud_out" to="cloud_throttled"/>

  <!-- fake laser -->
  <node pkg="nodelet" type="nodelet" name="kinect_laser" args="load pointcloud_to_laserscan/CloudToScan openni_manager">
    <param name="output_frame_id" value="/openni_depth_frame"/>
    <remap from="cloud" to="cloud_throttled"/>

Furthermore I followed the instructions to create fake odometry data. found here

This also seems to I tried this, but all I get is "Waiting for map".

Please feel free to ask for further information, if needed.

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answered 2012-09-12 11:23:53 -0500

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Give this a try. You don't need odometry for it.

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Maybe I should have mentioned that: The fake odometry data are just needed for tests - the robot I want to use publishes odometry data. Any ideas why my solution does not work? thx

Flowers gravatar image Flowers  ( 2012-09-13 02:55:29 -0500 )edit

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