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3d: octomap or PCL (pointcloud lib)?

asked 2013-07-05 17:16:04 -0500

Gazer gravatar image

updated 2013-07-06 20:25:25 -0500

Hi all

I am trying to have the navigation stack running and generate a 3d map; after using octomap, I got something like this:

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The robot as if is going through a wall. The 2d map is self correcting itself in realtime, while the 3d map generated by octomap is not; the marker array published by octomap will never be update or erased.

So I am wondering, is PCL an alternative for doing 3d mapping?

Thank you in advance

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answered 2013-07-05 20:12:28 -0500

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PCL is a library, so it doesn't have many fully working demos that are very advanced (demos are best kept simple, so the code is understandable). There are several other real 3D slam packages -- for instance CCNY's code ( or RGBD_SLAM (a couple others are listed on blog post I made a while back:

However --- it appears you are in simulation -- and most of these packages use 2d-like features (things that would probably depend on actual, real texture being in the images received) and will probably not work in Gazebo.

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you are the man!

Gazer gravatar image Gazer  ( 2013-07-10 13:57:44 -0500 )edit

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