I am working with the Hokuyo laser scanner. The scanner is fixed in the robot. There is no option for application of tilt to the scanner. Now I would like to generate the 3D point cloud from the scan data. In the laser assembler node I found that it must receive set of scan data due to the tilt of the sensor. I donot need so much detailed map. All I want to extrude the line in Rviz along z axis ,I get from the laser scan data (single set). Is it possible?? If yes how?? I really stuck in here. thanks in advance.....
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Comment by dornhege on 2014-11-28:
I think you're gonna have to do that yourself.
Comment by Robot on 2014-11-28:
I found one package for orthogonal projection. but I need continous extrusion of the line upto the gorund.
Comment by Andromeda on 2015-05-28:
@Robot did you implement that function? I have the same need. So it would be helpful to know what is the best way to do that. Regards
Comment by bomdaworld on 2016-09-15:
http://answers.ros.org/question/11232/how-to-turn-laser-scan-to-point-cloud-map/ The answers here provide a pretty decent example, just edit the variables to fit your needs. The high-fidelity function requires a tf broadcaster whilst the low-fidelity doesn't. Refer to link to laser_geometry.