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Sick lms 200 interface

asked 2012-12-12 12:01:16 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:14:33 -0600

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I am very new to robotics society, so I apologize for this silly question. I have a sick lms 200 (laser rangefinder) which is not connected to robot yet. I have just connected it to computer and I am able to get data from it by use of drivers produced by sick company. But, I need to interface with it through c++ or MATLAB. Also my system is windows and not LINUX. I do not have that much knowledge of computer science. The ROS developed code is for linux and The ARIA developed codes for interfacing with sick, seems to be written for a robot mounted sick. Therefore, I am not able to use them, because there is no robot installed yet. I will truly appreciate if anyone could help me on this problem. I am confused and I do not know what to do.

Your friend, Ali

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answered 2015-06-26 09:41:39 -0600

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You do not need to have a mobile or other robot to use the ROS interface to SICK lasers. See for a tutorial on setting up the ROS interface for the laser.

Running ROS on a supported version of Ubuntu Linux is easiest, since most of the ROS documentation, packages, etc. are all for Linux. See and click on the Ubuntu link. On that page note what versions of Ubuntu it says are supported by the current ROS release.

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