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Connecting hokuyo range finder to mobilesim

asked 2012-11-14 02:41:12 -0500

cf.morales46 gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:15 -0500

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Im trying to perform a simulation of a p3dx using a hokuyo range finder as sensor but I don't know how to initialize the hokuyo node with the simulator.

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answered 2012-11-14 09:32:15 -0500

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updated 2012-11-14 10:21:06 -0500


MobileSim provides an abstract interface to its simulated laser, and this is not represented in ROSARIA yet. So at this point only features represented in ROSARIA can be used in MobileSim (robot position, velocity control, bumpers, sonar).

Instead, you could simulate using Gazebo or Stage in ROS, and then later switch to real hardware using ROSARIA for mobile robot control and the hokuyo node for the laser.

Let me know if any documentation is confusing on this point, or if anyone has any ideas for how best to represent simulated devices in ROSARIA.


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Note, I replaced this answer with an actual answer, previously I was referring you to MobileRobots support for MobileSim support. However, I only figured out after posting that you seemed to be using it with ROSARIA in ROS. Sorry.

ReedHedges gravatar image ReedHedges  ( 2012-11-14 10:22:03 -0500 )edit

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