[ros-users] SLAM precoding?

Jason Byers jabyers at g.clemson.edu
Sun Mar 13 15:27:46 UTC 2011

So how would I draw this map in ROS, like is there a certain application or
tutorial for it?

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.
>        brian.

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com>wrote:
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!
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