[ros-users] Collision Detection without Lasers

Gil Jones gjones at willowgarage.com
Thu Jul 22 21:35:42 UTC 2010

Hi David,

The planning environment will be perfectly happy to report self-collisions
even if there are no static obstacles or incoming collision map broadcasts.


E. Gil Jones (gjones at willowgarage.com)
Research Engineer
Willow Garage, Inc.
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:07 PM, David Lu!! <davidlu at wustl.edu> wrote:

> Hey ros-users,
> Is there a way to do planning/collision detection without lasers? The
> current tutorials for motion_planning_environment seem to require a
> PR2/Laser data. I just want to know whether the robot is hitting itself.
> Thanks in advance,
> -David!!
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