[ros-users] Adding a New Stereo System to ROS

koen buys buys.koen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 15:59:54 UTC 2011

Hi Adi,

What type of camera's do you use? We just included a patch in
camera_drivers to allow for synchronized use of
prosilica_cameras. My idea is also to expand my implementation to
allow for a 'stereo' setup with multiple camera's.
My setup typically has a larger baseline than PR2's.


On 15 February 2011 13:50, Adi Shavit <adishavit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am new to ROS.
> I have a 4 camera stereo set using 4 synchronized cameras that are not
> supported by ROS.
> This is not unlike what PR2 uses.
> I would like to use these camera with ROS.
> What is the best way to do this?
> Do I need to write my own "driver"? That is code that interfaces with the
> camera APIs and publishes to ROS?
> In that case, what do I publish? Do I give only raw image output or is there
> a way to publish a stereo pair?
> Are there any examples for how to do this, e.g. from some other stereo
> cameras?
> What is the easiest way to do this? As I said I am new to ROS.
> Thanks,
> Adi

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