An Open-Source Pose Estimation System for Micro-Air Vehicles
- Authors: Ivan Dryanovski, William Morris and Jizhong Xiao
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Instructions for reproducing experiments
Download and compile the code
The following command will download and install rosinstall, a tool to check out source code from multiple version control repositories.
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools sudo easy_install -U rosinstall
The following command will download the code, and compile the ROS system tools needed for the demo:
rosinstall ~/icra2011_ccny 'http://wiki/Papers/ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao.rosconfig'
The files are installed in ~/icra2011_ccny, and will not interfere with other ROS installations that you may have on your machine.
The installer uses this file ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao.rosconfig to determine the version of the packages needed.
Before executing the steps below to build or run the code, be sure to source the shell setup file:
The following command will compile the CCNY ROS packages, as well as any additional ROS packages needed for the demo:
rosmake ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao --rosdep-install
Note: this command will download a bag file with experimental data from the CCNY Robotics Lab server.
Run the experiments
There are two sets of experimental data. Either set can be run in two modes: 1) using the standalone pose estimation algorithm, or 2) using pose estimation plus an additional slam processing step.
To reproduce an experiment, run either of the following four commands:
roslaunch ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao experiment_01.launch roslaunch ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao experiment_02.launch roslaunch ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao experiment_01_slam.launch roslaunch ICRA2011_Dryanovski_Morris_Xiao experiment_02_slam.launch