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Note: This tutorial assumes that you have completed the previous tutorials: TurtleBot Bringup, PC Bringup.
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Description: Find and call launchers to visualise the turtle and its data streams.

Keywords: turtlebot

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Next Tutorial: 3D Visualisation

Visualisation Launchers

Most of the visualisation launchers can be found in the turtlebot_rviz_launchers package. Some of these need the robot up and running, others can be run standalone (e.g. view the robot description).

If you have non-default hardware, make sure you have the appropriate environment variables exported - refer to the PC Installation tutorial.

View the Turtlebot Model


This is a standalone launcher, and doesn't need a connection to a running turtlebot. To view the default Turtlebot2 configuration:

> roslaunch turtlebot_rviz_launchers view_model.launch --screen

Alternatively an exported create type:

> export TURTLEBOT_BASE=create
> export TURTLEBOT_STACKS=circles
> export TURTLEBOT_3D_SENSOR=kinect
> roslaunch turtlebot_rviz_launchers view_model.launch --screen

With the Robot

Make sure the minimal software has already been launched on the robot and you have configured your network correctly. On the PC:


> roslaunch turtlebot_rviz_launchers view_robot.launch --screen



Start the remocon and fire up the Visualisation/View Model interaction.

What Next?

* 3D Visualisation or return to the TurtleBot main page.

2019-06-15 13:16