[ros-users] Merging Player with ROS

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Sun Feb 13 00:14:41 UTC 2011

Hi Sebastian,

You'll find that Player is already available in a ROS package.  See
http://www.ros.org/wiki/player  There is an example of integration for the
erratic at http://www.ros.org/wiki/erratic_player


On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Aslund <sebastian.aslund at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey everyone
> I am starting a project aiming at creating a complete coverage path
> planning algorithm on a mobile robot, which I had previous experience with.
> Here I developed and implemented a localization algorithm using Player only,
> but the increased complexity involved in coverage path planning have made me
> interest in using ROS.
> While the tutorials gives an excellent overview, then I have not totally
> figured out how to add my external Player installation into ROS so I can
> create Nodes that takes advantages of the Player libraries.
> It is properly a simple task, but I hope someone can take the time to
> explain how I solve my problem.
> I am using Player 3.0.2 with the newest version from SVN and the newest
> version of ROS from the repository on Ubuntu 10.10. The package have I
> created using roscreate-pkg with the basic dependencies described in the
> tutorial.
> Regards
> Sebastian Aslund
> Master Student in Robotics
> University of Southern Denmark
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Tully Foote
Systems Engineer
Willow Garage, Inc.
tfoote at willowgarage.com
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