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Do we need to publish image topic for "Gazebo camera sensor"?

asked 2012-11-03 02:31:33 -0500

updated 2012-11-03 02:33:01 -0500


I'm following this tutorial and another similar solution to add an camera for my simulation. Basically what I did is adding one "Gazebo camera" block in my robot urdf.

However I could find the image topic using "rostopic" after I upload my "robot_description". So does it mean that "robot state publisher" will NOT publish the image topic automatically?

If yes, could I publish the image topic with, e.g. image transport?



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answered 2012-11-03 17:30:14 -0500

jbohren gravatar image

robot_state_publisher only publishes kinematic information (joint frames), not sensor information. If you are using the gazebo_ros_prosilica plugin, then that plugin should be publishing the camera topics.

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Thanks for the quick reply! I'll try it.

yuquan gravatar image yuquan  ( 2012-11-04 08:32:41 -0500 )edit

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