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C++ is a compiled general-purpose programming language that adds object-oriented features and other enhancements to the C language. It is popular for both embedded (including robotics) and PC software development.

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How do I get competent in using c++ for my projects? [closed]

I am a PhD student, working on Sensor Fusion and estimation problems. I would like as I finish my PhD to have acquired sound knowledge in what seems to be the industry norm for working with real ...
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Controller algorithm implementation in ROS/Gazebo

I am doing some robotic simulations in ROS/Gazebo and wondering what is the best way (programming-wise since I don't have a CS background) to implement a robot's motion controller. Here are the ...
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Some Kalman filter implementation queries

Just to clear some doubts: Qn 1. Does kalman filter require constant time step? From my own study, it does not seem necessary to have a constant time step. You just need to take into account time ...
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How to implement path planning algorithm considering orientation?

I am developing GUI c++ program to test path planning algorithms: A*, Dijkstra, ....etc in occupancy grid map. I found many open source codes , but I need to modify them to design a GUI for testing ...
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Make robot drive as far from obstacles as possible

I am trying to make robot drive around the room, avoiding obstacles with pathfinding. The problem is I get few waypoints from pathfinding algorithm for robot to drive to (green dots), but it drive a ...
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OpenGL C++: Inverse kinematics using Jacobian Transpose doesnt work

I am using glm library and OpenGl for this. This is might not be directly related to Robotics but I guess Inverse kinematics is used there I have 3 joints Here is my code ...
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How to get unix/posix time stamp in header of ROS msg?

I am using two sensors each connected to different machine (each machine separately runs Ubuntu 16.04 and ROS Kinetic). When I echo topic on these two machines, I ...
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/odom topics not matching ERROR

I have an existing ROS workspace which was built in C++. I am trying to implement a node built by The Construct in python which reads distance travelled from the ...
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Command line boolean parameters to ros node

I'm working with ROS melodic and Gazebo 9.9.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. I want to get two boolean parameters from command line. To do it, I have this code: ...
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How Can A Total Beginner Become A Skilled Roboticist?

Say the only computer skill you have is programming in C/C++...what all things would you have to learn in order to be an adept full stack roboticist, one who can single-handedly build an autonomous/AI ...
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Any way to program a robot remotely?

So Udacity, Kuka and KIT are/were offering a Kuka challenge. Basically, the participants got to write code and run it remotely on a Kuka robot based in the KIT labs in Germany and submit their code ...
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Adjusting the PWM frequency and duty cycle to achieve the desired angular velocity in differential drive robots

I am practicing C++ and intro to robotics using a simple differential drive robot and a raspberry pi. Also following along the GA Tech course on control of mobile robotics. The implementation I am ...
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Real world dynamic problem suggestion for PID [closed]

I need you guys to suggest me a problem that requires to change PID coefficients in different times. Lets say every 1 minutes the environment should change and readjust the PID’s parameters. Note that ...
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Subscriber to array type overwriting data from different publishers!

I have been witnessing some bizarre behaviour with my very simple node. I have a custom message that contains uint8[] type (it's 8 elements long). I have a ...
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Detecting and counting the number of junctions

So I am making a robot which is to follow a line. The field has both +(junctions) as well(by the intersection of two lights). I am yet to figure out what exactly is the best way to track the number of ...
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Multiple View Triangulation method used by COLMAP

I'm looking at how COLMAP does multi-view triangulation. I can't work out what this function is doing. I can't find any formulas which look similar. The input "proj_matricies" come from pose data, the ...
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ROS: Sensor data via USB

Im working on a project and i want to use a sensor. I can plug in the sensor via usb. I do not need any driver for the sensor. My task is to have an access to the sensor data. I have followed the ...
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Are both of C++ and Python necessary in ROS

I'm a newbie on ROS and I'm trying to figure out how ROS works so I'm installing ROS from source. I've found that most of ROS packages contains two kinds of codes: C++ and Python. For example, here ...
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using motor controllers with Raspberry instead of Arduno. Is it just me or is everyone ok with bad sofftware support?

I bought a Roboclaw controller. Since then, have looked around for other. The software support seems to be the same (to me:sad) state. They all seem to provide Arduino code examples, however, then I ...
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How to properly initialize every new pose in a Visual SLAM algorithm (namely DSO)?

My question is a bit specific, because it is linked to a certain algorithm. Therefore I didn't find any other solutions on how to go about this problem. If you could refer me to research papers, ...
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How to become proficient in software development for an aspiring roboticist? [closed]

I am a masters student specializing in Robotics. I have a bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering and hence a bit sloppy with programming languages. MATLAB is one thing I am proficient in. But ...
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Robot positioning problem

The problem i am facing is to try and calculate the x and y position of a robot with dead reckoning. Reading from the encoders and getting proper rotations of the wheels of my robot works. The robot ...
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How to make a line following algortihm for an A.R Drone 2.0? [closed]

I am trying to develop a line following algorithm where a drone will detect a bounding box and follow what is inside the bounding box. I am filtering all the colors to only see the color white. Once ...
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Computationally efficient way to represent joint C space for a multi-robot RRT

I am working on writing code for a coordinated multi-robot rapidly exploring random tree (RRT) based planner, which would naturally involve a lot of sampling, nearest neighbor searching and 'radius' ...
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How to setup CLion for ROS?

How can I setup the C++ IDE CLion to display documentation and auto completion correctly when working with ROS?
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Kalman filter prediction questions [closed]

I have a dataset where measurements were taken at 1 Hz, and I am trying to use a Kalman filter to add predicted samples in between the measurements, so that my output is at 10 Hz. I have it ...
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how to move my robot to the assigned coordinates

I am working on an ground surveillance robot using an Arduino mega for programming, am using components like the HMC5883L compass, Adafruit GPS for assigning of coordinates (latitude and longitude) ...
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Robot Graphical Representation in Real Time

I'm working with a robot intended to be placed in a tele-echography environment. To control the robot I'm using a 6D space mouse that control each degree of freedom of the robot. However, since the ...
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Can i use a predictive kalman filter to 'increase' my sample rate?

I have a slam algorithm that outputs at around 30Hz, an implementation of ORBSLAM2. https://github.com/raulmur/ORB_SLAM2 I am reading this into a renderer that expects 60+ Hz. Because my sample ...
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Scaling monocular SLAM with another source?

I have implemented a stable monocular slam tracking system, based on ORBSLAM2. I am trying to find a way to add real-world distance/scale to this. At the same time, I am running a (less stable) ...
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Programming Inverse Kinematics in C++

I want to write my own kinematics library for my project in C++. I do understand that there are a handful of libraries like RL (Robotics Library) and ROS with inverse kinematics solvers. But for my ...
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Save Depth Map Video

I have recently purchased an Orbbec Astra camera, which uses the same technology and produces the same style depth map as a Microsoft Kinect. What would be the correct file format to save the depth ...
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Is there any C++ library I could use to program a robotic manipulator involving forward and inverse kinematics?

I came across robotics library (RL), but quite unclear about its real purpose. Is it a FK/IK solver library or simply an graphical simulator?. RL has poor documentation, so its not clear how to use it....
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Combine individually working cartesian coordinates

I am trying to control a Dobot arm. The arm moves with angles whereas I need to work with cartesian coordinates. From inverse kinematics equations and polar coordinates I have implemented x,y and z ...
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CompressedImage to an Image in a node

Update Hey I have the following subscriber on Nvidia TX1 board running on an agricultural robot. we have the following issue with subscribing to Sensor_msgs::Compressed: ...
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Stereo Vision Using Compute Module: Pi camera synchronization

Good day, I am currently working on an obstacle avoiding UAV using stereo vision to obtain depth maps. I noticed that the quadcopter would sometimes not steer to the correct direction. I am using ...
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How to split tasks between interrupts and the main loop on a bare metal controller?

I'm working on a robotics project where I have 3 services running. I have my sensor DAQ, my logic ISR (motor controller at 20kHz) and my EtherCAT slave controller. DAQ and EtherCAT run in the idle ...
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Change Message Interval ArduPilot

I am using Mavlink protocol (in c++) to communicate with the ArduPilotMega, I am able to read messages such as ATTITUDE for example. I am currently getting only 2Hz (message rate) and I would like to ...
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VFH+ (Vector Field Histogram+) : Is it possible to choose a candidate sector without a set goal point?

Good day I am currently implementing the VFH algorithm. Is it possible to configure the algorithm such that a reactionary motion is generated at the presence of an obstacle? I have been able to ...
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TCP Communication with PCDuino

I'm working on a robot that is controlled by an xbox controller connected to a windows computer and commands are sent to a pcduino through a tcp connection. I have it working by sending a string of 1'...
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How do I compute the inverse kinematics given a desired transformation matrix?

I am at the moment trying to implement an inverse kinematics function which function is to take a desired transformation matrix, and the current transformation matrix, and compute the Q states that is ...
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Implementation of inverse kinematics solution in c++

I am having some issue with implementing a least square solution of the inverse kinematics problem. The q configuration I get are rather large, or makes no sense, so I was hoping someone here could ...
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Implementing an analytic version of an inverse kinematic

People have recommended me implement an analytic version of inverse Jacobian solver, such that I won't be forced only the least square solution, but would have an local area of solution near to the ...
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Quadcopter program execution time optimization using Raspberry Pi by increasing i2c baudrate

Is it possible to speed up execution time of a c++ program in raspberry pi solely by increasing the i2c baudrate and increasing the sampling frequency of the sensors? I have the issue of sudden ...
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inverse kinematics osciliations..

I am the moment having some issues with an Jacobian going towards a singularity (i think)as some of its values becomes close to zero, and my robot oscillates, and therefore thought that some form of ...
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Does C have advantages over C++ in robotics? [closed]

I want to build robots, and right now I aim to work with Arduino boards I know that they are compatible with c and c++, so was wondering which language is better for robotics in general? I know how ...
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Is there a simpler way than ROS for 5 DOF Dynamixel arm control

I will have a 5 or 6 DOF arm build with Dynamixel or HerculeX smart servos. I need to move the gripper along Cartesian trajectory, which I will calculate in my C++ application. I looked at ROS, but ...
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Can someone explaine to me this code? [closed]

static void set_default_param(DPMTTICParam& param) { param.overlap = 0.4; param.threshold = -0.5; param.lambda = 10; param.num_cells = 8; }
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How can I control fast real time sensor (250Hz) with slow system display(60Hz)

We do some experiments of real time representation of sensor position on TV. In this experiments, we used sensors for collect real time position in 3D at 250Hz and TV for Display the sensor position ...
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Create a simple C++ client Application to control KUKA's Robot-arm LBR iiwa via FRI

Until now I have been programming the robot using Java on KUKA's IDE "KUKA Sunrise.Workbench", what I want to do is control the robot arm via my C++.Net application (I would use a camera or Kinect to ...