Lesson 11: Navigation-Location & planner

In the case of existing maps, the need to allow the robot to locate the location of the map, which requires the use of ROS acml package to achieve, while the release of the target location through the move_base to do the path planning, bypass obstacles to reach destination.


1.1 Write acml launch script

<master auto="start"/>

<include file="$(find flashgo)/launch/lidar.launch" />

<node name="arduino" pkg="ros_arduino_python" type="arduino_node.py" output="screen">
<rosparam file="$(find ros_arduino_python)/config/my_arduino_params.yaml" command="load" />

<node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="base_frame_2_laser_link" args="0.0 0.0 0.2 3.14 3.14 0 /base_link /laser 40"/>

<!-- Map server -->
<node name="map_server" pkg="map_server" type="map_server" args="$(find diego_nav)/maps/f4_gmapping.yaml" />

<!-- amcl node -->
<node pkg="amcl" type="amcl" name="amcl" output="screen">
<remap from="scan" to="scan"/>
<!-- Publish scans from best pose at a max of 10 Hz -->
<param name="initial_pose_x" value="0.0"/>
<param name="initial_pose_y" value="0.0"/>
<param name="initial_pose_a" value="0.0"/>
<param name="use_map_topic" value="true"/>
<param name="odom_model_type" value="diff"/>
<param name="odom_alpha5" value="0.1"/>
<param name="transform_tolerance" value="0.5" />
<param name="gui_publish_rate" value="10.0"/>
<param name="laser_max_beams" value="300"/>
<param name="min_particles" value="500"/>
<param name="max_particles" value="5000"/>
<param name="kld_err" value="0.1"/>
<param name="kld_z" value="0.99"/>
<param name="odom_alpha1" value="0.1"/>
<param name="odom_alpha2" value="0.1"/>
<!-- translation std dev, m -->
<param name="odom_alpha3" value="0.1"/>
<param name="odom_alpha4" value="0.1"/>
<param name="laser_z_hit" value="0.9"/>
<param name="laser_z_short" value="0.05"/>
<param name="laser_z_max" value="0.05"/>
<param name="laser_z_rand" value="0.5"/>
<param name="laser_sigma_hit" value="0.2"/>
<param name="laser_lambda_short" value="0.1"/>
<param name="laser_lambda_short" value="0.1"/>
<param name="laser_model_type" value="likelihood_field"/>
<!-- <param name="laser_model_type" value="beam"/> -->
<param name="laser_min_range" value="1"/>
<param name="laser_max_range" value="8"/>
<param name="laser_likelihood_max_dist" value="2.0"/>
<param name="update_min_d" value="0.2"/>
<param name="update_min_a" value="0.5"/>
<param name="resample_interval" value="1"/>
<param name="transform_tolerance" value="0.1"/>
<param name="recovery_alpha_slow" value="0.0"/>
<param name="recovery_alpha_fast" value="0.0"/>

Here is the need to emphasize that the robot must be configured in fact the location, the robot casually put a position, amcl will not be positioned to the need to specify the initial location, the map is the origin of the map with gmapping / hector when the starting point, The file needs to set the initial position, we put the robot here in the starting position, the value is set to 0.0.

<param name="initial_pose_x" value="0.0"/>
<param name="initial_pose_y" value="0.0"/>

1.2 start acml node

roslaunch diego_nav diego_run_gmapping_amcl_flashgo.launch

Open a new terminal and start the keyboard control node

rosrun teleop_twist_keyboard teleop_twist_keyboard.py

At this time we can use the keyboard to control the robot to move up and open rviz to view the positioning

rosin rviz rviz

In this picture we can see a large number of red arrows and Monte Carlo positioning algorithm generated by the distribution of particles, in which the direction of the arrow is the direction of the robot movement

This picture can be seen in the chart more aggregates than the previous chart, from the actual observation of the case of high degree of polymerization more positioning effect.

2.route plan

Path planning and how to allow the robot to move from one location to another location, the way to avoid obstacles, is also the usual sense of the most intuitive navigation, in the ROS path planning is achieved through the move_base package.

2.1 Write the launch_base launch script


<!-- move_base node -->
<node pkg="move_base" type="move_base" respawn="false" name="move_base" output="screen">
<rosparam file="$(find diego_nav)/config/costmap_common_params.yaml" command="load" ns="global_costmap" />
<rosparam file="$(find diego_nav)/config/costmap_common_params.yaml" command="load" ns="local_costmap" />
<rosparam file="$(find diego_nav)/config/local_costmap_params.yaml" command="load" />
<rosparam file="$(find diego_nav)/config/global_costmap_params.yaml" command="load" />
<rosparam file="$(find diego_nav)/config/base_local_planner_params.yaml" command="load" />

The contents of the launch file can also be combined with the acml startup script in a file.
The configuration parameters of the move_base node are distributed in four configuration files:
  • costmap_common_params.yaml
  • global_costmap_params.yaml
  • local_costmap_params.yaml
  • base_local_planner_params.yaml

2.2 costmap_common_params.yaml

Cost map general configuration file

obstacle_range: 2.5  #Maximum obstacle detection range
raytrace_range: 3.0. #Detects the maximum range of free space
footprint: [[0.14, 0.14], [0.14, -0.14], [-0.14, 0.14], [-0.14, -0.14]] #The robot is rectangular and sets the area occupied by the machine in the coordinate system
inflation_radius: 0.55 #And the safety factor of the obstacle

observation_sources: laser_scan_sensor #Only focus on the data of the lidar

laser_scan_sensor: {sensor_frame: laser, data_type: LaserScan, topic: scan, marking: true, clearing: true} #Set the relevant parameters of the lidar


2.3 global_costmap_params.yaml

Global cost map configuration file

 global_frame: /map #the global cost map reference is /map
 robot_base_frame: base_link #base_frame is base_link
 update_frequency: #Specify the map update frequency
 static_map: true 5.0 #Use static maps and initialize them
 transform_tolerance: 0.8 #Set tf update tolerance of 0.8, can be more hardware to adjust the actual situation of this parameter, in the raspberry sent less than 0.8 will continue to report tf release timeout warning message


2.4 local_costmap_params.yaml

Local cost map configuration file

 global_frame: odom #the local cost map reference is odom
 robot_base_frame: base_link #base_frame is base_link
 update_frequency: 5.0 #the map update frequency
 publish_frequency: 2.0 #Cost Map The frequency at which visual information is published
 static_map: false #The local cost map will continue to update the map, so here is set to false
 rolling_window: true #设Set the scroll window so that the robot is always in the center of the form
 width: 4.0 #the width of cost map
 height: 6.0 #the length of cost map
 resolution: 0.05 #Cost map resolution


2.5 base_local_planner_params.yaml

Local Planner configuration file

 max_vel_x: 0.45 #Maximum speed in the x-axis direction
 min_vel_x: 0.1 #xMinimum speed in the direction of the shaft
 max_vel_theta: 1.0 #Maximum angular velocity
 min_in_place_vel_theta: 0.4

 acc_lim_theta: 3.2 #Maximum angular acceleration
 acc_lim_x: 2.5 #Maximum acceleration in the x-axis direction
 acc_lim_y: 2.5 #Maximum acceleration in the y-axis direction

2.6start move_base node

roslaunch diego_nav diego_run_gmapping_amcl_flashgo.launch
Diego 1 # already has a positioning, navigation function, then we conducted a navigation test

3.Navigation test

Navigation can be placed in the indoor fixed position obstacles, using gmapping or hector to draw a map of obstacles, and then use the above method to start acml and move_base for positioning and navigation。

3.1Navigate the test code

We can modify the navigation test code, change the location to the location on the actual map

#!/usr/bin/env python
import roslib;
import rospy
import actionlib
from actionlib_msgs.msg import *
from geometry_msgs.msg import Pose, PoseWithCovarianceStamped, Point, Quaternion, Twist
from move_base_msgs.msg import MoveBaseAction, MoveBaseGoal
from random import sample
from math import pow, sqrt

class NavTest():
def __init__(self):
rospy.init_node('nav_test', anonymous=True)


# How long in seconds should the robot pause at each location?
self.rest_time = rospy.get_param("~rest_time", 10)

# Are we running in the fake simulator?
self.fake_test = rospy.get_param("~fake_test", False)

# Goal state return values
goal_states = ['PENDING', 'ACTIVE', 'PREEMPTED',

# Set up the goal locations. Poses are defined in the map frame.
# An easy way to find the pose coordinates is to point-and-click
# Nav Goals in RViz when running in the simulator.
# Pose coordinates are then displayed in the terminal
# that was used to launch RViz.
locations = dict()

locations['point_0'] = Pose(Point(0.0, 2.0, 0.000), Quaternion(0.000, 0.000, 0.223, 0.975))
locations['point_1'] = Pose(Point(0.5, 2.0, 0.000), Quaternion(0.000, 0.000, -0.670, 0.743))

# Publisher to manually control the robot (e.g. to stop it)
self.cmd_vel_pub = rospy.Publisher('cmd_vel', Twist)

# Subscribe to the move_base action server
self.move_base = actionlib.SimpleActionClient("move_base", MoveBaseAction)

rospy.loginfo("Waiting for move_base action server...")

# Wait 60 seconds for the action server to become available

rospy.loginfo("Connected to move base server")

# A variable to hold the initial pose of the robot to be set by
# the user in RViz
initial_pose = PoseWithCovarianceStamped()

# Variables to keep track of success rate, running time,
# and distance traveled
n_locations = len(locations)
n_goals = 0
n_successes = 0
i = n_locations
distance_traveled = 0
start_time = rospy.Time.now()
running_time = 0
location = ""
last_location = ""

# Get the initial pose from the user
#rospy.loginfo("*** Click the 2D Pose Estimate button in RViz to set the robot's initial pose...")
#rospy.wait_for_message('initialpose', PoseWithCovarianceStamped)
#self.last_location = Pose()
#rospy.Subscriber('initialpose', PoseWithCovarianceStamped, self.update_initial_pose)

# Make sure we have the initial pose
#while initial_pose.header.stamp == "":
# rospy.sleep(1)

rospy.loginfo("Starting navigation test")

# Begin the main loop and run through a sequence of locations
while not rospy.is_shutdown():
# If we've gone through the current sequence,
# start with a new random sequence
if i == n_locations:
i = 0
sequence = sample(locations, n_locations)
# Skip over first location if it is the same as
# the last location
if sequence[0] == last_location:
i = 1

# Get the next location in the current sequence
location = sequence[i]

# Keep track of the distance traveled.
# Use updated initial pose if available.
if initial_pose.header.stamp == "":
distance = sqrt(pow(locations[location].position.x -
locations[last_location].position.x, 2) +
pow(locations[location].position.y -
locations[last_location].position.y, 2))
rospy.loginfo("Updating current pose.")
distance = sqrt(pow(locations[location].position.x -
initial_pose.pose.pose.position.x, 2) +
pow(locations[location].position.y -
initial_pose.pose.pose.position.y, 2))
initial_pose.header.stamp = ""

# Store the last location for distance calculations
last_location = location

# Increment the counters
i += 1
n_goals += 1

# Set up the next goal location
self.goal = MoveBaseGoal()
self.goal.target_pose.pose = locations[location]
self.goal.target_pose.header.frame_id = 'map'
self.goal.target_pose.header.stamp = rospy.Time.now()

# Let the user know where the robot is going next
rospy.loginfo("Going to: " + str(location))

# Start the robot toward the next location

# Allow 5 minutes to get there
finished_within_time = self.move_base.wait_for_result(rospy.Duration(300))

# Check for success or failure
if not finished_within_time:
rospy.loginfo("Timed out achieving goal")
state = self.move_base.get_state()
if state == GoalStatus.SUCCEEDED:
rospy.loginfo("Goal succeeded!")
n_successes += 1
distance_traveled += distance
rospy.loginfo("State:" + str(state))
rospy.loginfo("Goal failed with error code: " + str(goal_states[state]))

# How long have we been running?
running_time = rospy.Time.now() - start_time
running_time = running_time.secs / 60.0

# Print a summary success/failure, distance traveled and time elapsed
rospy.loginfo("Success so far: " + str(n_successes) + "/" +
str(n_goals) + " = " +
str(100 * n_successes/n_goals) + "%")
rospy.loginfo("Running time: " + str(trunc(running_time, 1)) +
" min Distance: " + str(trunc(distance_traveled, 1)) + " m")

def update_initial_pose(self, initial_pose):
self.initial_pose = initial_pose

def shutdown(self):
rospy.loginfo("Stopping the robot...")

def trunc(f, n):
# Truncates/pads a float f to n decimal places without rounding
slen = len('%.*f' % (n, f))
return float(str(f)[:slen])

if __name__ == '__main__':
except rospy.ROSInterruptException:
rospy.loginfo("AMCL navigation test finished.")

3.2Start navigation

rosrun diego_nav nav_test.py

After the start, the robot will move in accordance with the location set in the navigation test file one by one, and can avoid obstacles in the map, but if it is in a small space, the machine will keep spinning, and no way out, this may Set the parameters related to the need to achieve good results also need to constantly debug parameters.

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