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TurtleBot Pointcloud in Rviz

asked 2013-08-06 09:30:20 -0600

llSourcell gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:17:34 -0600

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SSH'ing into my TurtleBot and running it on there is really laggy, and someone told me that this is because of the high bandwidth requirements of a graphics heavy app like Rviz. He said I should run Rviz locally and have it receive its position and point cloud data from the turtlebot. Any idea how i would go about doing this?

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@llSourcell don't use # in your tags.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-11-14 10:18:17 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-08-06 20:57:39 -0600

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You should first configure your environment variables on your both computer, Turtlebot and workstation. Put Turtlebot computer as master on both station with: export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://turtlebot_ip like:


In the workstation do also:

export ROS_HOSTNAME=workstation_ip

In your Turtlebot laptop:

export ROS_HOSTNAME=turtlebot_ip
export ROS_IP=turtleot_ip

even local-host should be defined explicitly.

Check those links for more documentation:

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