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Without using slam gmapping!!

asked 2013-09-11 22:14:24 -0500

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I just want to know whether we can give our predefined map of an office room without using slam gmapping? I want to use laser and camera in the robot, and with the help of both obstacles of the given map can be avoided? Will it be a problem if I want to write my own navigation stack with my own map?

I am using USARSim simulator on windows& and ROS Groovy on Ubuntu11.10.

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answered 2013-09-12 00:47:09 -0500

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1) You don't really mention it in your question, but I guess you want the robot to localize itself on a given a map using lidar data? For that I suggest having a look at

2) It's all open source, everything is possible :). You can of course write your own navigation stack. However, there are already solutions available in ROS for mapping/localization/path planning/obstacle avoidance.

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If I don't want to go for amcl as well and try to build a visibility graph (or occupancy map) from sensor data, then will it be a problem ? # jodafo

RB gravatar image RB  ( 2013-09-28 22:15:38 -0500 )edit

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