[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [Maritime Robotics] Common message structures for UUVs?

Narcís ros.discourse at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 09:44:21 UTC 2018

Hi @ivaughn. I agree that there are plenty of messages that can be defined for the underwater robotics community. However, defining messages is the tip of the iceberg! For instance, I agree that a better multibeam message could be defined, however, to see the multibeam data in reat time using a laserscan message is already done but if a new message is defined this functionality must be reimplemented. What I want to say is that maybe, and only maybe, a good solution can be to add the very basic messages in the _sensor_msgs_ package as soos as possible, and have a deeper discussion about all the rest. We are also interested in most of the message that you propose. I put a list of them and our current implementacion FYI:
* DVL (custom)
* depth (sensor_msgs/FluidPressure)
* Sidescan Sonar (custom)
* Multibeam Sonar (sensor_msgs/laser scan)
* inertial navigation system (sensor_msgs/IMU + nav_msgs/Odometry + ...)
* One- and two-way travel-time measurement (custom)
* USBL fixes (geometry_msgs/PoseWithCovarianceStamped)
* CTD (custom)
* sound velocity (custom)
* water-column measurement (custom)
* Battery System (sensor_msgs/BatteryState)
* Cameras (sensor_msgs/CameraInfo)
* GPS (sensor_msgs/NavSatFix)
* ...

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