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Hector_slam transform issues

Hello Everybody,

I have been working at this for sometime now and i have run out of ideas. I don't know if maybe I'm just not understanding something correctly or what. Here is what I am trying to do: I have an XV-11 neato lidar that I am trying to use to build a map using hector_slam. The issue is i receive the following message every time i run hector_slam:

No transform between frames /map and /base_link available after 20.002274 seconds of waiting. This warning only prints once.

I have followed the tutorial here and have it setup exactly as the tutorial says. My tf frames look exactly like this.

My hector_mapping mapping_default.launch

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<launch>
<arg name="tf_map_scanmatch_transform_frame_name" default="/scanmatcher_frame"/>
<arg name="base_frame" default="base_link"/>
<arg name="odom_frame" default="base_link"/>
<arg name="pub_map_odom_transform" default="true"/>
<arg name="scan_subscriber_queue_size" default="5"/>
<arg name="scan_topic" default="scan"/>
<arg name="map_size" default="2048"/>

<node pkg="hector_mapping" type="hector_mapping" name="hector_mapping" output="screen">

<!-- Frame names -->
<param name="pub_map_odom_transform" value="$(arg pub_map_odom_transform)"/>
<param name="map_frame" value="map" />
<param name="base_frame" value="$(arg base_frame)" />
<param name="odom_frame" value="$(arg base_frame)" />

<!-- Tf use -->
<param name="use_tf_scan_transformation" value="true"/>
<param name="use_tf_pose_start_estimate" value="false"/>

<!-- Map size / start point -->
<param name="map_resolution" value="0.050"/>
<param name="map_size" value="$(arg map_size)"/>
<param name="map_start_x" value="0.5"/>
<param name="map_start_y" value="0.5" />
<param name="map_pub_period" value="1.0" />
<param name="map_multi_res_levels" value="2" />

<!-- Map update parameters -->
<param name="update_factor_free" value="0.4"/>
<param name="update_factor_occupied" value="0.7" />    
<param name="map_update_distance_thresh" value="0.2"/>
<param name="map_update_angle_thresh" value="0.9" />
<param name="laser_z_min_value" value = "-1.0" />
<param name="laser_z_max_value" value = "1.0" />

<!-- Advertising config --> 
<param name="advertise_map_service" value="true"/>

<param name="scan_subscriber_queue_size" value="$(arg scan_subscriber_queue_size)"/>
<param name="scan_topic" value="$(arg scan_topic)"/>

<!-- Debug parameters -->
<!--
  <param name="output_timing" value="false"/>
  <param name="pub_drawings" value="true"/>
  <param name="pub_debug_output" value="true"/>
-->
<param name="tf_map_scanmatch_transform_frame_name" value="$(arg tf_map_scanmatch_transform_frame_name)" />

</node>

</launch>

My neato.launch file in hector_slam_launch

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<launch>

  <!-- Starts the laser scan node capture thingy -->

  <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="odom_to_base_frame" args="0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 /odom /base_link 10"/>

  <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="base_frame_laser" args="0 0 0 0 0 0 /base_link /laser 10"/>


  <node pkg="rviz" type="rviz" name="rviz" 
args="-d $(find hector_slam_launch)/rviz_cfg/mapping_demo.rviz"/>

  <include file="$(find hector_mapping)/launch/mapping_default.launch"/> 

  <!-- <node pkg="rviz" type="rviz" name="rviz" args="-d rviz_cfg.rviz"/> -->
  <include file="$(find hector_geotiff)/launch/geotiff_mapper.launch"/>
</launch>

Any help would be greatly appreciated!