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how to show laser scanner data in rviz [closed]

asked 2013-09-13 20:50:20 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:17:57 -0500

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hi guys i'm beginner in ros i want to show 04lx laser scanner in rviz and i used this command "roscore" "rosrun urg_node urge_node" "rosrun rviz rviz" but i can't see laser scanner data how can i see the laser data? is need another command?

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answered 2013-09-13 22:05:51 -0500

Please see RViz documentation, its Built-In Display Types and particularly LaserScan display type.

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tnx man :)

hamid gravatar imagehamid ( 2013-09-23 07:53:35 -0500 )edit
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How is this the accepted answer? If you arn't going to answer the question properly, THEN DON'T ANSWER IT!!!!! People like you are why the learning curve for ros is a cliff. The documentation sucks, and telling people to go and read it instead of answering a simple question is why it's so steep.

Ben12345 gravatar imageBen12345 ( 2017-02-03 05:48:42 -0500 )edit
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@Ben12345 If you read the suggested pages and still have questions, then ask them. (There is a button on the top right "Ask your question"). Also, I highly recommend to go through the ROS Tutorials and RViz User Guide.

Boris gravatar imageBoris ( 2017-02-03 09:18:08 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-02-21 06:53:30 -0500

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After launching Rviz, I set /scan as topic in LaserScan and set /laser as Fixed Frame in Global Options. Of course, I added LaserScan to Displays from default. I could see the laser data.

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For new people to ROS, this answer works fine. Make sure to change the Global Options. Nevertheless, reading the documentation will help you further away.

Victor Gomez gravatar imageVictor Gomez ( 2014-08-18 02:53:17 -0500 )edit

@Ken_in_JAPAN Does /laser refers to the laser link in urdf?

jn-chen gravatar imagejn-chen ( 2018-04-06 04:28:39 -0500 )edit

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