[ros-users] SLAM precoding?

Brian Gerkey gerkey at willowgarage.com
Fri Mar 11 18:31:37 UTC 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM,  <jabyers at clemson.edu> wrote:
> I am currently working on using ROS to build a map of a building for a
> robot to use SLAM coding to navigate through said building. However, I
> have limited access to the robot, as an undergrad, due to the need for the
> grad students to use the robot for their various projects. I was wondering
> if there was anyway to build a map of the building using just the values
> from the laser range finder, so just the dimensions of the building,
> without physically using the robot, and then to just load it onto the
> robot when I get the chance and have the robot localize itself by
> comparing its range finder values with the values of the map? Thanks for
> any help!

Sure, you can draw a map by hand, or even use an architectural
floorplan.  As long as it's reasonable accurate, and to scale,
localization should work ok.


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