[ros-users] OctoMap v0.8 released, octomap_mapping stack now in cturtle .debs

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Nov 25 10:48:56 UTC 2010

The OctoMap 3D mapping library (http://octomap.sf.net/) is now available 
as precompiled .deb package for Ubuntu in the ROS "cturtle" and 
"unstable" repositories. The octomap_mapping stack 
(http://www.ros.org/wiki/octomap_mapping) contains the actual "octomap" 
package for ROS and a map server. Detailed API documentation is 
available at http://www.ros.org/wiki/octomap under "Code API".

This coincides with the release of OctoMap v0.8, which the 
octomap_mapping stack now builds on. Compared to previous versions, the 
optimizations in OctoMap 0.8 significantly speed up map building and 
queries on the map. As always, we're curious to hear how you use OctoMap 
and if there are suggestions for further improvements.

Best regards,
Armin Hornung and Kai M. Wurm

Armin Hornung                              Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~hornunga   Dept. of Computer Science
HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de        Humanoid Robots Lab
Tel.: +49 (0)761-203-8010                  Georges-Köhler-Allee 79
Fax : +49 (0)761-203-8007                  D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

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