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Sick lms 200 interface

asked 2012-12-12 12:01:16 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:14:33 -0500

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Hello!

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 -0500

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You do not need to have a mobile or other robot to use the ROS interface to SICK lasers. See http://wiki.ros.org/sicktoolbox_wrapp... 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 http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Installation 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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