[ros-users] frame_id naming convention

John Hsu johnhsu at willowgarage.com
Sat May 15 00:00:48 UTC 2010


As far as I know, PR2's tf tree is designed for transforms efficiency and
not meant to represent the PR2 kinematics structures.  Also, tf is exactly
the same whether you're running in simulation or on the robot.

There are various ways to see the PR2 kinematics tree structure, for example
you can use tools in urdf package:

rosmake urdf
rosrun xacro xacro.py `rospack find pr2_description`/robots/pr2.urdf.xacro >
rosrun urdf urdf_to_graphviz /tmp/pr2.urdf
evince pr2.pdf


On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Wim Meeussen <meeussen at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> > Wim, I'm not sure I understand this rationale.  Somewhere someone is
> > chaining all the transforms and computing the shallow tree.
> The shallow tree is only computed once, and then published over tf. So
> every tf listener can efficiently compute transformations between
> links. If we publish the more natural tree, then every single tf
> listener would have to do extra computations to chain links together.
> > Why not just
> > publish a more "natural" tree, along with the pre-computed transforms
> that
> > go into the shallow tree?
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Tf doesn't allow us to
> publish the same tree twice.
> Wim
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