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how to visualize Xsense imu data

asked 2012-10-31 02:47:48 -0500

Zee-Q gravatar image

updated 2012-11-02 05:03:18 -0500

dornhege gravatar image

hi all,

i am using xsense imu and when running i can see the change in orientation values but no change in velocity and acceleration both remains zero if i move the imu. what would be done extra to see these values. Thanks

P.S i am using xsens_driver package from ethzasl_xsens_driver stack on ros electric.

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I would help to add the package link you are using as there are multiple xsens drivers available.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2012-10-31 03:26:02 -0500 )edit

@dornhege i edited the question .

Zee-Q gravatar image Zee-Q  ( 2012-11-01 03:33:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-11-22 20:22:52 -0500

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It's possible that your IMU is not configured to output those values. Take a look at the --output-mode option to

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answered 2014-03-28 20:29:49 -0500

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Configuring xsens_driver for XSENS IMU in ROS Here I employ xsens MTI-G IMU which is orange in colour.

I am working in ROS FUERTE on ubuntu 12.04 using the xsens_driver package that ships in ethzasl_xsens_driver.

I tried to get all the relevant data from IMU namely orientation orientation covariance angular velocity angular velocity covariance linear acceleration linear acceleration covariance

Configuration steps

  1. Attach IMU via USB
  2. sudo chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB0
  3. rosrun xsens_driver --configure --output-mode=coapvs --output-settings=tqMAG

The above command should result in something like this Configuring mode and settings Ok

Running the driver

  1. roslaunch xsens_driver xsens_driver.launch

  2. rostopic echo /imu/data

Then it should display all the data from IMU

Good day!

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Hi, I also use an xsens MTI-G 700 on ubuntu 12.04. I use the xsens_driver from the hydro debs and have the problem, that the configuration call "rosrun xsens_driver --configure --output-mode=coapvs --output-settings=tqMAG" causes both the as well as the node to fail have parsing problems: "MT error: could not parse MTData message" does anybody have an idea? both work fine when I use: rosrun xsens_driver " -c -s 0x1 -m 0x4"

Georg gravatar image Georg  ( 2014-04-30 04:27:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-03-06 11:03:13 -0500

Iuri07 gravatar image

To anyone with the same problem. I was able to make it work by using "rosrun xsens_driver -l --output-mode=coapvs --output-settings=tqMAG". -l is a flag for legacy configuration.

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