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How do I use a webcam in ROS?

asked 2011-03-21 09:40:02 -0500

Wim gravatar image

Is there a generic driver for webcams to get images on a ROS topic?

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answered 2011-03-21 09:41:37 -0500

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The usb_cam package works great for my Logitech camera http://www.ros.org/wiki/usb_cam. The ROS sensors page gives an overview of available drivers http://www.ros.org/wiki/Sensors#Cameras

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I am using logitech USB camera, when i run the node the following error is showing up, how can i fix it?

Kishore Kumar gravatar imageKishore Kumar ( 2015-06-30 05:57:23 -0500 )edit

What logitech webcam are you using?

andrestoga gravatar imageandrestoga ( 2015-10-06 21:34:16 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-03-21 09:51:31 -0500

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updated 2011-03-21 09:59:36 -0500

There is a community wiki page with a table of standard USB camera drivers. It lists the drivers by feature, underlying driver, download link and license.

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answered 2012-01-21 06:17:07 -0500

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As suggested USB_CAM is a package for USB cameras,but to access the integrated webcams use the package GSCAM.

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