How to use robotino video with cam_shift algorithm [closed]

asked 2015-02-27 07:18:20 -0500

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I am trying to use a robotino with the camshift algorithm - the sample program provided with OpenCV itself. I am trying to figure out how I can use a video source on the robotino, which communicates to ROS via image_raw topic, with the camshift algorithm which needs to work on a video stream, I am not able to link the two. The code compiles but provides only the first image frame that is captured, and allows me to select the region of interest. Can anyone help?

//Includes all the headers necessary to use the most common public pieces of the ROS system.
#include <ros/ros.h>
//Use image_transport for publishing and subscribing to images in ROS
#include <image_transport/image_transport.h>
//Use cv_bridge to convert between ROS and OpenCV Image formats
#include <cv_bridge/cv_bridge.h>
//Include some useful constants for image encoding. Refer to: for more info.
#include <sensor_msgs/image_encodings.h>
//Include headers for OpenCV Image processing
#include <opencv2/imgproc/imgproc.hpp>
//Include headers for OpenCV GUI handling
#include <opencv2/highgui/highgui.hpp>

#include "opencv2/video/tracking.hpp"
#include <iostream>
#include <ctype.h>

using namespace cv;
using namespace std;

//Store all constants for image encodings in the enc namespace to be used later.
namespace enc = sensor_msgs::image_encodings;

//Declare a string with the name of the window that we will create using OpenCV where processed images will be displayed.
static const char WINDOW[] = "Image Processed";

//Use method of ImageTransport to create image publisher
image_transport::Publisher pub;

Mat image;

bool backprojMode = false;
bool selectObject = false;
int trackObject = 0;
bool showHist = true;
Point origin;
Rect selection;
int vmin = 10, vmax = 256, smin = 30;

static void onMouse( int event, int x, int y, int, void* )
    if( selectObject )
        selection.x = MIN(x, origin.x);
        selection.y = MIN(y, origin.y);
        selection.width = std::abs(x - origin.x);
        selection.height = std::abs(y - origin.y);

        selection &= Rect(0, 0, image.cols, image.rows);

    switch( event )
        origin = Point(x,y);
        selection = Rect(x,y,0,0);
        selectObject = true;
        selectObject = false;
        if( selection.width > 0 && selection.height > 0 )
            trackObject = -1;

static void help()
    cout << "\nThis is a demo that shows mean-shift based tracking\n"
            "You select a color objects such as your face and it tracks it.\n"
            "This reads from video camera (0 by default, or the camera number the user enters\n"
            "Usage: \n"
            "   ./camshiftdemo [camera number]\n";

    cout << "\n\nHot keys: \n"
            "\tESC - quit the program\n"
            "\tc - stop the tracking\n"
            "\tb - switch to/from backprojection view\n"
            "\th - show/hide object histogram\n"
            "\tp - pause video\n"
            "To initialize tracking, select the object with mouse\n";

const char* keys =
    "{1|  | 0 | camera number}"

static void processor(cv_bridge::CvImagePtr cv_ptr)

//    VideoCapture cap;
    Rect trackWindow;
    int hsize = 16;
    float hranges[] = {0,180};
    const float* phranges = hranges;
//    CommandLineParser parser(argc, argv, keys);
//    int camNum = parser.get<int>("1");


/**    if( !cap.isOpened() )
        cout << "***Could not initialize ...
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