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Image_transport using member function as callback function

asked 2019-09-11 16:01:36 -0500

ConstantinB gravatar image

updated 2019-09-12 09:40:51 -0500


I am trying to set up an image transport subscriber which should use a member function as callback method.

I have tried the following standard approach:

class A{
    void camCallback1(const sensor_msgs::ImageConstPtr &msg) {
        // do something

int main(int argc, char **argv) {

    ros::init(argc, argv, "test_node");
    ros::NodeHandle nh;
    A a;
    image_transport::ImageTransport it(nh);

    image_transport::Subscriber subCam1 = it.subscribe("/raspi_cam1/image_raw", 2,

like here

This is the only of many methods i have tried that would compile for me. However the callback is never thrown.

I hope can somebody help me out here since I can not find anything regarding this particular problem in the image_transport documentation

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answered 2019-09-12 09:08:14 -0500

updated 2019-09-12 09:10:37 -0500

I guess your node exits immediately?

You need to call ros::spin() at the end of the main function to enter the loop that checks for new ros messages and calls the callback method. See the subscriber tutorial for more information.

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Sorry, I didn't include this in the code example. I did call it in my actual project

ConstantinB gravatar image ConstantinB  ( 2019-09-12 09:42:04 -0500 )edit

The principle is fine, as far as I can tell. The problem is likely in your actual code

Felix Endres gravatar image Felix Endres  ( 2019-09-13 04:46:00 -0500 )edit

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