Compressed bag files from the Multisense-SL can be downloaded here. Additional data files will be posted to this topic as they become available.
PROCESSING AND VIEWING BAG FILES:
To begin processing bag files install ROS Fuerte. Installation instructions can be found in the Multisense ROS driver documentation.
After downloading the bag files execute the following commands in the directory where the bag files are located; this will decompress the bag files so that they can processed by ROS.
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash rosbag decompress <bag_file_name>
To play the bag files back on the system first open a separate terminal and execute:
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash roscore
Next open a new terminal and change directories to the location of the decompressed bag files. Executing the following command will play the data in a bag file in a loop.
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash rosbag play -l <decompressed_bag_file_name>
For more options on replaying bag files execute:
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash rosbag play -h
To view all the topics being published from the bag file execute the following in a separate terminal:
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash rostopic list
To visualize the data in the ROS Rviz visualization program execute the following in a separate terminal:
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash rosrun rviz rviz