[ros-users] Hokuyo UTM-30LX-EW

Chad Rockey chadrockey at willowgarage.com
Tue Mar 26 00:08:54 UTC 2013

Hi Dereck,

UTM-30LX-EW are supported through the new 'urg_node'.  It's going to be a
beta release officially in Hydro.  However, the driver is currently
available in Groovy as:

Source for it and the multiecho compatibility library, 'laser_proc' are
available at the following:

I'm not sure when/if RVIZ will be patched to have a MultiEchoLaserScan
display - a pull request would be great.

- Chad

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM, Dereck Wonnacott <dereck at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is anyone out there working on support for the new Hokuyo UTM-30LX-EW
> laser scanner?
> If not, I plan on patching hokuyo_node to support multi-echo and ethernet
> sensors.
> I don't have much graphics experience but I might try adding multi-echo
> support to rviz while I'm at it. :)
> Suggestions and feedback appreciated. :)
> Regards,
> ~Dereck
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> and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
> - Michelangelo
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