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How to simulate input from BumbleBee2 stereo camera in gazebo? [closed]

asked 2018-06-16 20:41:04 -0600

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I want the stereo camera to read in objects from the simulated environment in gazebo. Do I need to build a plugin? How do I go about doing this, and how do I run the output of the camera to left and right image feeds?

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Closed for the following reason Gazebo Question: The Gazebo community prefers to answer questions at: http://answers.gazebosim.org by gvdhoorn
close date 2018-06-18 01:46:58.062634

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answered 2018-06-18 01:43:29 -0600

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I would say you don't: in (far out) theory you could potentially feed two image streams to the image processing algorithms that the camera uses to provide you with a depth image/point cloud, but the success of that depends on so many parameters and other characteristics of the actual, real physical device being simulated (optics among others) that it's probably not even worth considering doing that.

If you are only after getting a depth image or point cloud out of Gazebo, you'll want to look at reusing some of the existing plugins. See Defining a Stereo Camera in URDF for usage in Gazebo Simulations for an example thread about this on the Gazebo Answers forum (where you should have posted this question).

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