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Ximea package for ros-melodic

asked 2020-09-21 08:25:11 -0500

shashank.shivakumar gravatar image

updated 2022-07-10 12:18:57 -0500

lucasw gravatar image

I am looking for a Ximea ros package for melodic but couldnt find any. I did however find the package for ros Indigo. I want to use the camera in Ubuntu 18.04 where Indigo is not compatible. Can one one suggest a possible solution.

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answered 2020-09-22 13:14:50 -0500

kscottz gravatar image

I did a cursory search. I don't see a driver for Melodic. You have a few options.

  1. Fork the driver and upgrade it.
  2. Ask the maintainer to upgrade it, possibly with your help.
  3. Ask the vendor to release a ROS package for their hardware. I know I have asked them in the past to do this.

Given the situation option 1 is probably the best choice and probably easier than you think unless there were major changes to Ximea's API.

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Thanks for the reply. I guess option 1 is the best .

shashank.shivakumar gravatar image shashank.shivakumar  ( 2020-09-23 10:40:27 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-10-14 08:22:39 -0500

updated 2020-10-14 08:22:57 -0500

Have you tried this package/instruction: ximea_ros_cam

It works for me with Melodic and USB3

Cheers Robert

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Yes this worked for me. Thanks

shashank.shivakumar gravatar image shashank.shivakumar  ( 2020-10-14 08:28:35 -0500 )edit

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