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Effective Robotics Programming with ROS - Third Edition by Aaron Martinez, Enrique Fernández, Luis Sánchez, Anil Mahtani

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My first PCL program

In this section, you will learn how to integrate PCL and ROS. Knowledge and understanding of how ROS packages are laid out and how to compile are required although the steps will be repeated for simplicity. The example used in this first PCL program has no use whatsoever other than serving as a valid ROS node, which will successfully compile.

The first step is to create the ROS package for this entire chapter in your workspace. This package will depend on the pcl_conversions, pcl_ros, pcl_msgs, and sensor_msgs packages:

$ catkin_create_pkg chapter10_tutorials pcl_conversions pcl_ros pcl_msgs sensor_msgs

The following step is to create the source directory in the package using the following commands:

$ rospack profile
$ roscd ...

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