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Wide angle fisheye camera for ROS

asked 2019-01-08 19:51:32 -0500

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updated 2019-01-08 19:51:46 -0500

Hi, for my application, I would like to use a fish eye camera with at least 270 degree of view. Could any one recommend one with ROS (or at least C++ API) and USB support?

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Do you mean 270 degrees? That is a lot wider than any single lens camera I've ever heard of, you'd need to go for a compound spherical camera to achieve that. Or do you mean 170 degrees?

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar imagePeteBlackerThe3rd ( 2019-01-09 02:25:58 -0500 )edit

I realize 270 degree is too wide. How about 180 degree? Any known fisheye camera wutg USB and ROS support?

AutoCar gravatar imageAutoCar ( 2019-02-01 14:06:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-01 14:43:01 -0500

Your best bet if probably to go for a FLIR flea 3 camera, this can be connected via USB 3 and has a very good ROS node. This is simply a camera body however it can be fitted with any standard C mount lens, there at hundreds and hundreds of these available from many suppliers. So I'm sure you can find a super fisheye lens to fit it from somewhere.

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Thanks for replying. FLIR is too big too expensive for me. I am looking for something in the same form factor as this one https://www.amazon.com/ELP-Camera-meg... For this camera on Amazon, however, I do not know if it has ROS support.

AutoCar gravatar imageAutoCar ( 2019-02-01 15:14:24 -0500 )edit

According to the description "WinXP/Vista/WIN7/WIN8/Linux with UVC/Mac-OS X 10.4.8 or later" this should be compatible with the ROS uvc_cam node.

PeteBlackerThe3rd gravatar imagePeteBlackerThe3rd ( 2019-02-01 18:06:45 -0500 )edit

I noticed the package is no longer maintained

AutoCar gravatar imageAutoCar ( 2019-02-01 19:09:33 -0500 )edit

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