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Gmapping with Windows OS

asked 2013-07-31 20:51:45 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:05:11 -0500

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Has anyone tried the slam_gmapping package with Windows OS (particularly Windows 7 64-bit). I am interested to run the Gmapping algorithm in Windows instead of Linux. In my project, I use LabVIEW (in Windows) as the programming language and it turns out that I need to apply the Gmapping algorithm.

Has anyone has any experience in using the slam_gmapping package with other programming language? Any comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

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answered 2013-07-31 22:56:18 -0500

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There is a toolkit for labview:

But you are making it yourself very difficult as a beginner to use ROS on Windows. If you just want to recreate the gmapping algorithm you should read the paper about it and implement it yourself.

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Please see my answer above. I think recreating the Gmapping algorithm would take plenty of time considering I need to fully understand the algorithm and carefully rewriting the code. I prefer to use the same code but this may mean that I need to write a wrapper for Gmapping or ROS's slam_gmapping.

clonzz gravatar image clonzz  ( 2013-08-01 13:57:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-01 13:52:21 -0500

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I have downloaded the toolkit, but haven't try it. If I install the ROS on a Virtual Machine (Ubuntu), can I run gmapping on the ubuntu while on Labview side, I just feed the odometry and laser data and getting the most recent map from ROS? Is there any function from ROS to get the map matrix?

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