We would like to add support for LUCID Vision Cameras to ROS by forking pylon_camera on Github

asked 2019-05-15 12:48:35 -0500

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We would like to add support for LUCID vision's genicam based devices to ROS. Seeing as there is already a driver for Basler cameras (pylon_camera) we were hoping to fork this project and extend it with support for LUCID's Arena SDK enabling access to all of LUCID Vision's devices in ROS. Would there be any objections to this approach?

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Not really an objection per se, but would contributing support for your cameras to pylon_camera not be an acceptable approach? That would keep things together.

If you're worried about branding: perhaps refactoring pylon_camera in a common (genicam) part and per-camera brand/type specific pkgs could be an option.

Reason I suggest this would be that by keeping things together issues have to be fixed (ideally) only once, instead of in "all" packages again.

Have you tried discussing this with the pylon_camera developers?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-05-15 13:17:03 -0500 )edit

Hi, any updates on this effort? I too would benefit from this update. Thanks.

hwdchiva gravatar image hwdchiva  ( 2019-11-06 11:53:36 -0500 )edit

Not sure if this is answering your question but it looks like LUCID has some ROS support within their Arena SDK. https://thinklucid.com/3rd-party-soft...

rostron gravatar image rostron  ( 2019-11-14 22:36:57 -0500 )edit

If you're working with Helios2 ToF camera I think the native ROS driver might still not be of help. Check this thread for a bit more detail: https://answers.ros.org/question/4172...

I have no luck so far getting the pointcloud or depth image. Going to try this for getting it working otherwise will try to write my own driver for it.

jaiswalharsh gravatar image jaiswalharsh  ( 2023-07-19 05:46:00 -0500 )edit