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how to move to a specific postion

asked 2013-05-30 08:24:59 -0500

Gazer gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:35 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hello All

I am using Ros to command Gazebo. I have already incorporated the DiffDrive Plugin and used it to drive it around; and I have also write a rosnode to send out cmd_vel topic command.

The next step I am looking for is to:

1) get the current position of my robot.

this probably has something to do with tf, I will investigate in it.

2) move to a specific position without worrying about obstacle,

What I need help is number 2. Do you guys know any off-the-shelves package or tutorial I could use ? Where should I start this?

Your help is much appreciated.

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answered 2013-05-30 10:18:31 -0500

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For step 1: write a tf publisher

For step 2: a motion planning library with some way to detect obstacles.

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davinci, you are the man. I can't thank you enough. I will give it a try today.

Gazer gravatar image Gazer  ( 2013-05-30 10:50:50 -0500 )edit

also, do you recommend for the "move_base" package? have you ever used it?

Gazer gravatar image Gazer  ( 2013-05-30 10:51:30 -0500 )edit

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