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ar_pose/ARMarkers.h not found

asked 2013-06-14 03:53:41 -0500

benngee gravatar image

updated 2013-06-27 02:13:54 -0500

Hi, i am trying to include the ar_pose/ARMarkers.h header in a ROS node with

#include <ar_pose/ARMarkers.h>

I added artoolkit and ar_pose to the dependencies in the manifest file. But when making my package, it says "ar_pose/ARMarkers.h : No such file or directory"

rospack find artoolkit and rospack find ar_pose successfully bring up the path to these packages

I am using fuerte and installed the ar toolkit through ccny_vision first

the ARMarker(s).h is located at ccny_vision/ar_pose/msg_gen/cpp/include/ar_pose. I copied the files to /ccny_vision/ar_pose/include/ar_pose but nothing helped.

update: The files using AR Toolkit should be in the correct path, i got some other includes (pcl and ros) that work. AR and my package are in an extra path i added in my /home/user space because i have to work without superuser rights. The path is included in the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. What makes me wonder is, that the packages can be located with ROS but when compiling it fails...


I downloaded the bag files today to test if the package itself works correct. The demo_mutli and demo_single do work properly

Also tried now with the newer ar_toolkti package from IHeartEngineering, getting the same error when including

      <description brief="obstacle_detection">


  <review status="unreviewed" notes=""/>
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  <depend package="pcl"/>
  <depend package="pcl_ros"/>
  <depend package="roscpp"/>
  <depend package="sensor_msgs"/>
  <depend package="artoolkit"/>
  <depend package="ar_pose"/>



#include <ros/ros.h>
#include <ar_pose/ARMarkers.h>

void processing (const ar_pose::ARMarkers::ConstPtr& msg){

    ar_pose::ARMarker ar_pose_marker;

      ar_pose_marker = msg->;
      std::cout<<"x " << ar_pose_marker.pose.pose.position.x<<st::endl;
      std::cout<<"y " << ar_pose_marker.pose.pose.position.y<<st::endl;
      std::cout<<"z " << ar_pose_marker.pose.pose.position.z<<st::endl;


int main (int argc, char** argv)
  // Initialize ROS
  ros::init (argc, argv, "locateCamera");
  ros::NodeHandle nh;

  // Create a ROS subscriber
  ros::Subscriber sub = nh.subscribe ("input", 1, processing);

  ros::spin ();

What do i make wrong? Thanks for helping me.


Looks like the problem is solved now. When compiling the ARtoolkit packages indirect through my ros package, the ARMarkers.h gets found. So just cloning the AR Packages but not running make or rosmake in the folders and instead let the own package call this when rosmaking solved this problem.

Thank you very much

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This file is generated automatically by rosbuild_genmsg(). If you want to copy it in your package, you should copy the msg file in your package and do a rosmake, then you can include #include <yourPackage/ARMarkers.h> but normally you don't have to do that.

jep31 gravatar image jep31  ( 2013-06-14 04:06:06 -0500 )edit

did you managed to compile the examples that came with the ccny_vision stack?

Procópio gravatar image Procópio  ( 2013-06-14 04:08:01 -0500 )edit

i did not compile examples explicit, i ran rosmake for the packages successfully. Tomorrow i will look for these examples and post here what i found. The idea to copy the msg files will be an "emergency plan" but normally it should work out of the AR package

benngee gravatar image benngee  ( 2013-06-15 12:19:59 -0500 )edit

Copying the msg files will probably not work; you should really try to solve the underlying problem

Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2013-06-17 22:03:22 -0500 )edit

Hmm, this is strange. Your manifest.xml file looks correct. Could you just upload your code somewhere?

Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2013-06-18 03:38:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-06-19 01:40:51 -0500

I've tried your code, and it compiles for me without problems. I had to change two small things so it compiles, but here's the finished version: Github Gist.

Try it like this:

mkdir ~/test
cd ~/test
git clone obstacle_detection
git clone git://
source /opt/ros/fuerte/
rosmake obstacle_detection

This is how your environment should look like:

$ env | grep ROS
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Thank you for the hints. As soon as i finnished clonig i will try it out. My envirmonment looks like the one you posted above.

Great. it compiled now successful. It looks like the Problem was, that i ran "make" in the AR packages first and it somehow messed up the package

benngee gravatar image benngee  ( 2013-06-27 01:46:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-06-16 17:04:57 -0500

Kei Okada gravatar image

As far as I understand the maintainer of ar_tools has move to iheart engineering team, see

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i tried today with the ar_tools package, it results in the same problem

benngee gravatar image benngee  ( 2013-06-18 01:23:24 -0500 )edit

This is the correct repo, it's what we use. Probably something wrong with your manifest.xml or ROS_PACKAGE_PATH, as the other answers/comments suggest.

Martin Günther gravatar image Martin Günther  ( 2013-06-18 02:39:43 -0500 )edit

the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH contains: opt/ros/fuerte/share:/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks:/home/myname/ros ar_toolkit and mypackage are located there. So the problem may be in the manifestxml. I will edit it in the startpost

benngee gravatar image benngee  ( 2013-06-18 02:49:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-06-15 13:09:00 -0500

Procópio gravatar image

if you did rosmake without any error, you should have compiled it properly. now the problem is that you are creating your new program at some folder that is not part of ROS path. as a test, you can try to move your file inside ar_pose src file and change your cmakelist to compile it to, see if it goes ok...

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i got some other includes (pcl and ros) that work. AR and my package are in an extra path i added in my /home/user space because i have to work without superuser rights. The path is included in the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH

benngee gravatar image benngee  ( 2013-06-18 01:53:55 -0500 )edit

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