In this tutorial, I explain the concept, probabilistic sensor fusion model and the sensor model used in Octomap library. related publication: OctoMap: An Efficient Probabilistic 3D Mapping Framework Based on Octrees 1)Octamap Volumetric Model 2)Probabilistic Sensor Fusion Model 3)Sensor Model for Laser Range Data
Two wheels differential drive robot (with two caster wheels). List of installed sensors: • Velodyne VLP-16. • Velodyne HDL-32E. • Hokuyo Laser scanner. • IMU. • Microsoft Kinect/Asus Xtion Pro. • RGB Camera. You can manually control the robot with Joystick controller for mapping robot environment. Autonomous navigation is possible by setting goal pose.
For this work, first I loaded the RRBot in Gazebo and launched Its joints controller, then I sent a periodic signal to the robot such that the laser scanner mounted on the robot swings. In the following, I assembled the incoming laser scans with the transformation from tf and created PCL point cloud. Install the necessary …