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Why GpuRaySensor do not support intensity readings ?

asked 2014-04-03 10:45:45 -0600

dmeltz gravatar image

updated 2014-04-06 06:23:48 -0600

Hello all

I tried to create a laser sensor plugin based on the gazebo::sensors::GpuRaySensor. After lots of head breaking i discovered that this sensor do not support intensity reading. The GpuRaySensor::GetRetro function that suposed to provied the intensity readings in the GpuRaySensor.cc file looks like this :

double GpuRaySensor::GetRetro(int /*_index*/) const
  return 0.0;


The questions are : why is it so ? Is there a fundamental difficulty in applying GPU for intensity reading, or is there some other reason ? and also, does this capability is planed to be added in the near future ?


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answered 2014-04-07 15:04:17 -0600

Jose Luis Rivero gravatar image

I would say that Nate already answered this question in the gazebo mailing list.

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Yep, after several days that I waited for an answer here, I posted my question in the mailing list, and got Nate's answer.

Thanks for linking.

dmeltz gravatar imagedmeltz ( 2014-04-09 04:54:18 -0600 )edit

Is it somehow possible to still access the answer by Nate?

jared gravatar imagejared ( 2019-02-23 13:50:45 -0600 )edit

If anybody has a copy of that answer, please post it here. @jose-luis-rivero ?

peci1 gravatar imagepeci1 ( 2019-10-14 04:17:16 -0600 )edit
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