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Exploration tutorial for gazebo/erratic or P3DX

asked 2013-02-21 03:19:34 -0600

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Does anybody know of any tutorials (or have personal experience) for using the exploration stack with gazebo and the erratic model or with a P3DX like actual robot. My team is trying to map a very large area and manually mapping has become tedious.

All searches have come up with using stage or very little documentation.

We are running ROS fuerte on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10

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answered 2013-03-02 10:11:05 -0600

Not sure about the exploration stack, but you could try out the hector_exploration_planner package that we use with great success for exploration while participating in the RoboCup Rescue Robot League. There currently isn't an example available interacting with the navigation stack, but implementing a node that calls the service provided by the hector_exploration_node and feeds the provided goals to move_base should be straightforward.

Two examples of exploration in (gazebo) simulation: Maze

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answered 2013-03-01 06:08:37 -0600

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updated 2013-03-01 06:09:21 -0600

Anybody have any insight?

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