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Xsens IMU driver on Ubuntu 12.04

asked 2013-08-12 05:58:07 -0500

ClaudioS gravatar image

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz × 2 ROS Groovy

For the driver stack:

as mentioned here: the IMU device can not mapped in a node because of the impossibility to read the USB device.

For the other driver stack: when I try to make the building I got this error however I already downloaded and built "gps_common":

mkdir -p bin cd build && cmake -Wdev -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=/opt/ros/groovy/share/ros/core/rosbuild/rostoolchain.cmake .. [rosbuild] Building package lse_xsens_mti [rosbuild] Cached build flags older than manifests; calling rospack to get flags Failed to invoke /opt/ros/groovy/bin/rospack cflags-only-I;--deps-only lse_xsens_mti Package gps_common was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gps_common.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'gps_common' found [rospack] Error: python function 'rosdep2.rospack.call_pkg_config' could not call 'pkg-config --cflags-only-I gps_common' without errors

Does somebody has an idea how to make an IMU working on ROS in Ubuntu 12.04? Thank you very much,


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Make sure gps_common is in your path. Install the correct version catkin/rosbuild and build it.

aswin gravatar image aswin  ( 2014-05-12 16:34:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-12 06:20:37 -0500

dornhege gravatar image

This seems to highly depend on the Xsens that you have. According to the question you linked the newer versions need an updated driver/interface from xsens for linux. The older ones should work with the currently available drivers.

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