Carnegie Mellon Robot Navigation Toolkit

Using the Map Editor


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Introduction

The Carmen Map Editor allows for manually modifying the maps created with Vasco, or draw entirely new maps. It will enable you to add or remove place names or mark areas as off limits to the robot in addition to modifying the objects, walls, and free space within the map.

Using the map editor is similar to using many standard graphics and drawing programs, except that the colors represent probabilities that a particular point is occupied. White implies low probability of ocupation, as it shifts through grey to black, it implies greater probability of a grid cell being occupied. Blue areas are unknown; there is no data available to assign a probability. Red areas represent "off limits" areas, where the robot should not go, whether or not it *can* go there. (This can be very important for keeping the robot away from stairwells and other dangers it cannot detect.)

Editor Controls

On opening the map_editor program, you see a control panel like this:

Menus

File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Help Menu

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Greg Armstrong.....Site Map..... Last modified: Wed Jun 11 09:59:36 EDT 2003