avoidance/collision prevention Error

  • Hi,

    I wanna check collision prevention function using TOF sensor.
    My m 500 flight was set up with TOF + stereo cam + Tracking cam.
    I checked VOA function in debug mode of voxl-vision-px4 as below.

     index:  0  dist: none back
     index:  1  dist: none
     index:  2  dist: none
     index:  3  dist: none
     index:  4  dist: none
     index:  5  dist: none
     index:  6  dist: none
     index:  7  dist: none
     index:  8  dist: none
     index:  9  dist: none left
     index: 10  dist: none
     index: 11  dist: none
     index: 12  dist: none
     index: 13  dist: 1.82m
     index: 14  dist: 2.11m
     index: 15  dist: 1.83m
     index: 16  dist: 1.66m
     index: 17  dist: 1.52m
     index: 18  dist: 1.04m forward
     index: 19  dist: 1.00m
     index: 20  dist: 0.83m
     index: 21  dist: 0.86m
     index: 22  dist: 0.42m
     index: 23  dist: 1.35m
     index: 24  dist: none
     index: 25  dist: none
     index: 26  dist: none
     index: 27  dist: none right
     index: 28  dist: none
     index: 29  dist: none
     index: 30  dist: none
     index: 31  dist: none
     index: 32  dist: none
     index: 33  dist: none
     index: 34  dist: none
     index: 35  dist: none
     index: 36  dist: none

    Also, I enable collision prevention with 1.5m distance in QGC.

    But, when I switch to Position mode, I got a message "avoidance/collision prevention Error" as below


    This is my voxl-vision-px4 config file.

            "config_file_version":  1,                          
            "qgc_ip":       "",                                   
            "en_secondary_qgc":     false,                                       
            "secondary_qgc_ip":     "",                      
            "qgc_udp_port_number":  14550,                                        
            "udp_mtu":      512,                                                         
            "en_localhost_mavlink_udp":     true,                                          
            "localhost_udp_port_number":    14551,                            
            "en_vio":       true,                                         
            "en_voa":       true,                                                 
            "en_send_vio_to_qgc":   false,                                           
            "en_send_voa_to_qgc":   false,                                          
            "voa_upper_bound_m":    -0.15000000596046448,                              
            "voa_lower_bound_m":    0.15000000596046448,                               
            "en_set_clock_from_gps":        true,                                   
            "en_force_onboard_mav1_mode":   true,                                     
            "en_reset_px4_on_error":        true,             
            "qvio_auto_reset_quality":      0.00050000002374872565,                  
            "horizon_cal_tolerance":        0.300000011920929,                         
            "offboard_mode":        "trajectory",                                      
            "follow_tag_id":        0,                                                   
            "figure_eight_move_home":       true,                                   
            "en_tag_fixed_frame":   false,                                          
            "fixed_frame_filter_len":       5,                                       
            "en_transform_mavlink_pos_setpoints_from_fixed_frame":  false     

    Could you please let me know the reason?

    One more question, I already check TOF VOA, TOF PC, but, cannot see any mapping result on voxl-portal.

    How can I get map result?



  • Hi,

    The "map" page on portal refers to the output of voxl-mapper which takes depth data and position to create a 3d reconstruction of the environment, not the VOA which takes depth data to perform obstacle avoidance. If you want obstacle avoidance to work, you'll need to enable it in VVPX4, if you're trying to see a map you'll need to configure and run the voxl-mapper service.

  • @Alex-Gardner Voxl-Vision-PX4 is already running on background.

    voxl:~$ voxl-inspect-services 
     Service Name         |  Enabled  |   Running   |  CPU Usage
     docker-autorun       | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     docker-daemon        | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     modallink-relink     | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-camera-server   |  Enabled  |   Running   |    19.1
     voxl-cpu-monitor     |  Enabled  |   Running   |     0.0
     voxl-dfs-server      |  Enabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-imu-server      |  Enabled  |   Running   |     0.0
     voxl-mavlink-server  |  Enabled  |   Running   |     2.1
     voxl-modem           | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-portal          |  Enabled  |   Running   |     0.0
     voxl-qvio-server     |  Enabled  |   Running   |     2.1
     voxl-streamer        | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-tag-detector    | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-tflite-server   | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-time-sync       | Disabled  | Not Running |  
     voxl-vision-px4      |  Enabled  |   Running   |     4.2
     voxl-wait-for-fs     |  Enabled  |  Completed  |  

  • I updated my m500 with System Image 4.0(ver 0.9).
    But, I cannot see the installed voxl-mapper.

    Can I need to install voxl-mapper manually? and need to install something else?


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  • @shlee853
    Yes, you have to install the voxl-mapper manually.

    The documentation is in the voxl-mapper gitlab page.

    Basically configure the package manager as dev, opkg update and upgrade, and opkg install voxl-mapper, and either manually set it to run or systemctl start voxl-mapper for it to run automatically on startup.

  • Hi,

    You don't need voxl-mapper to use collision prevention, you just need to enable an auxiliary input for the tof sensor in /etc/modalai/voxl-vision-px4.conf. Mapper is a completely separate service that's still in alpha and should only be used after understanding the majority of the codebase.

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