ROS-Melodic/Ubuntu 18.04: What to Use to connect to Intel camera

asked 2019-03-03 07:53:21 -0500

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I am beginning a Linorobot build. So far I have loaded ROS Melodic, gone through all the beginner tutorials as well as those for actionlib and tf. Before starting to buy the necessary HW for my project, I've been adding the neccessary ROS packages to support the linorobot recommended HW. The issue appears to be Melodic and its support of cameras. What packages must be installed to properly drive and interconnect with an Intel RealSense R200 camera? It appears that packages such as libfreenect and libfreenect-dev are not yet supported in Melodic. If this is the case, do I need to move to an earlier release of ROS, and if yes, should it be Kinetic or Indigo in terms of support of a camera and LIDAR?

Finally, if I need to migrate "backwards" to something like ROS Indigo, do I need to completely remove ROS Melodic or is there an easier way?

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I have used the R200 in Melodic before so yes it works. Although I have to admit it is a bit painful to make it run due to the Realsense compatibility with Ubuntu. I remember I followed the steps in a comment in this github issue

rfn123 gravatar image rfn123  ( 2020-08-09 16:51:51 -0500 )edit