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I am looking for an implementation of a localization algorithm that calculates the best fitting robot position based on a laser scan and a know map. The navigation stack expects odometry measurements and do not support an initial estimation without any movements?

Best wishes from Germany

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Originally posted by Poseidonius on ROS Answers with karma: 427 on 2012-06-22

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Comment by DimitriProsser on 2012-06-22:
Are you attempting to publish an odometry message or are you trying to provide the initial estimation?

Comment by Poseidonius on 2012-06-22:
I want to provide an initial position estimation.


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In fuerte, you can check out the FLIRTlib stack: http://kforge.ros.org/projects/startuploc/services/git/ . It's not released yet, but the code and launch files are documented.

Originally posted by bhaskara with karma: 1479 on 2012-06-22

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