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Hello, I am currently working on developing a ROS application for autonomous navigation using AMCl. I am first trying to get move_base to work before continuing with AMCL. I came across an issue that shows the LaserScan rotating in a similar fashion to the robot when I use teleop_twist_keyboard to manually rotate the robot. I am using the rplidar_ros package to run the lidar and the create_autonomy package for controlling the robot. I have tried searching for an issue similar to mine and could not find one.


  • Robot: iRobot Create 2
  • Lidar: RPLidar A1M8
  • Computer: Jetson NX with Ubuntu 18 running ROS Melodic

Launch File:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <arg name="use_robot" default="true" />
  <arg name="use_gazebo" default="false" />
  <arg name="gui" default="false"/>

  <include if="$(arg use_gazebo)" file="$(find gazebo_ros)/launch/empty_world.launch">
    <arg name="world_name" value="$(find example_bot_sim)/worlds/maze.world"/>
    <arg name="paused" value="false"/>
    <arg name="use_sim_time" value="true"/>
    <arg name="gui" value="$(arg gui)"/>
    <arg name="headless" value="false"/>
    <arg name="debug" value="false"/>
    <arg name="verbose" value="true"/>

  <!-- Spawn Robot 
       This must be the same robot type as the robot application
  <include if="$(arg use_gazebo)" file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/spawn_bot.launch">
      <!-- Override arg parameters here e.g,
          <arg name="x_pos" default="10.0"/>
          <arg name="y_pos" default="5.0"/>

  <include if="$(arg use_robot)" file="$(find ca_driver)/launch/create_2.launch" />
  <node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="laser_broadcaster" args="0 0 0 0 0 0  base_link laser 100" />

  <include if="$(arg use_robot)" file="$(find rplidar_ros)/launch/rplidar.launch" />
  <include file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/gmapping.launch"/>

  <include file="$(find example_bot_sim)/launch/move_base.launch"/>

  <node pkg="rviz" type="rviz" name="rviz"/>


Initial robot pose:

Robot pose after moving:

rosrun tf view_frames output:

P.S. This is my first time posting on ROS Answers, so suggestions on how to better provide more detail for future problems will be greatly appreciated.

Originally posted by anonymous57168 on ROS Answers with karma: 11 on 2020-07-30

Post score: 1

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Comment by Daenerys on 2021-06-12:
Hi! I was wondering if you eventually fixed this problem, since I am facing the exact same one.


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  1. check ur wheel separation distance , is it mentioned properly in ur URDF
  2. try to set update_min_a = 0.2 or 0.1 (of amcl parameter this has worked for me ) link text

Originally posted by Nitesh_j with karma: 65 on 2020-07-31

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