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Depthai ROS Repository

Hi and welcome to the main depthai-ros respository! Here you can find ROS related code for OAK cameras from Luxonis. Don't have one? You can get them here!

You can find the newest documentation here

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README

Depthai ROS Repository

Hi and welcome to the main depthai-ros respository! Here you can find ROS related code for OAK cameras from Luxonis. Don't have one? You can get them here!

You can find the newest documentation here.

CONTRIBUTING

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README

Depthai ROS Repository

Hi and welcome to the main depthai-ros respository! Here you can find ROS related code for OAK cameras from Luxonis. Don't have one? You can get them here!

You can find the newest documentation here.

CONTRIBUTING

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Checkout URI https://github.com/luxonis/depthai-ros.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version ros-release
Last Updated 2023-01-10
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Packages

Name Version
depthai-ros 2.5.3
depthai_bridge 2.5.3
depthai_examples 2.5.3
depthai_ros_msgs 2.5.3

README

depthai-ros

main branch supports ROS Melodic, ROS Noetic, ROS2 Foxy & Galactic. Might also work on kinetic too.

Install from ros binaries

Add USB rules to your system

echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="03e7", MODE="0666"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/80-movidius.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules && sudo udevadm trigger

Install depthai-ros. (Available for Noetic, foxy, galactic and humble) sudo apt install ros-<distro>-depthai-ros

Install from source

Install dependencies

The following script will install depthai-core and update usb rules and install depthai devices

sudo wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/luxonis/depthai-ros/main/install_dependencies.sh | sudo bash

if you don't have opencv installed then try sudo apt install libopencv-dev

if you don't have rosdep installed and not initialized please execute the following steps: 1. sudo apt install python-rosdep(melodic) or sudo apt install python3-rosdep 2. sudo rosdep init 3. rosdep update

Setting up procedure

The following setup procedure assumes you have cmake version >= 3.10.2 and OpenCV version >= 4.0.0. We selected dai_ws as the name for a new folder, as it will be our depthai ros workspace.

  1. mkdir -p dai_ws/src
  2. cd dai_ws/src
  3. git clone https://github.com/luxonis/depthai-ros.git
  4. cd ../..
  5. rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src -r -y
  6. source /opt/ros/<ros-distro>/setup.bash
  7. catkin_make (For ROS1) colcon build (for ROS2)
  8. source devel/setup.bash (For ROS1) & source install/setup.bash (for ROS2)

Executing an example

ROS1

  1. cd dai_ws (Our workspace)
  2. source devel/setup.bash
  3. roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch - example node For more examples please check the launch files.

ROS2

  1. cd dai_ws (Our workspace)
  2. source install/setup.bash
  3. ros2 launch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch.py - example node For more examples please check the launch files.

Running Examples

Mobilenet Publisher:

ROS1:

OAK-D
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch camera_model:=OAK-D

OAK-D-LITE
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch camera_model:=OAK-D-LITE

With visualizer
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch | rqt_image_view -t /mobilenet_publisher/color/image

ROS2:

OAK-D
ros2 launch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch.py camera_model:=OAK-D

OAK-D-LITE
ros2 launch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch.py camera_model:=OAK-D-LITE

Testing results

  • ImageConverter - Tested using roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch && roslaunch depthai_examples rgb_publisher.launch'
  • ImgDetectionCnverter - tested using roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch
  • SpatialImgDetectionConverter - Ntested using roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch

Users can write Custom converters and plug them in for bridge Publisher.

If there a standard Message or usecase for which we have not provided a ros msg or converter feel free to create a issue or reach out to us on our discord community. We would be happy to add more.

CONTRIBUTING

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Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/luxonis/depthai-ros.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version foxy
Last Updated 2024-03-11
Dev Status DEVELOPED
CI status No Continuous Integration
Released RELEASED
Tags No category tags.
Contributing Help Wanted (0)
Good First Issues (0)
Pull Requests to Review (0)

README

Depthai ROS Repository

Hi and welcome to the main depthai-ros respository! Here you can find ROS related code for OAK cameras from Luxonis. Don't have one? You can get them here!

Main features:

  • You can use the cameras as classic RGBD sensors for your 3D vision needs.
  • You can also load Neural Networks and get the inference results straight from camera!

You can develop your ROS applications in following ways:

  • Use classes provided in depthai_bridge to construct your own driver (see stereo_inertial_node example on how to do that)
  • Use depthai_ros_driver package (currently available on ROS2 Humble and ROS Noetic) to get default experience (see details below on how)

Supported ROS versions: - Noetic - Humble

For usage check out respective git branches.

Install from ros binaries

Add USB rules to your system

echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="03e7", MODE="0666"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/80-movidius.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules && sudo udevadm trigger

Install depthai-ros. (Available for Noetic, foxy, galactic and humble) sudo apt install ros-<distro>-depthai-ros

Install from source

Install dependencies

The following script will install depthai-core and update usb rules and install depthai devices

sudo wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/luxonis/depthai-ros/main/install_dependencies.sh | sudo bash

if you don't have opencv installed then try sudo apt install libopencv-dev

if you don't have rosdep installed and not initialized please execute the following steps: 1. sudo apt install python-rosdep(melodic) or sudo apt install python3-rosdep 2. sudo rosdep init 3. rosdep update

Setting up procedure

The following setup procedure assumes you have cmake version >= 3.10.2 and OpenCV version >= 4.0.0. We selected dai_ws as the name for a new folder, as it will be our depthai ros workspace.

  1. mkdir -p dai_ws/src
  2. cd dai_ws/src
  3. git clone --branch <ros-distro> https://github.com/luxonis/depthai-ros.git
  4. cd ..
  5. rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src -r -y
  6. source /opt/ros/<ros-distro>/setup.bash
  7. catkin_make_isolated (For ROS1) MAKEFLAGS="-j1 -l1" colcon build (for ROS2)
  8. source devel/setup.bash (For ROS1) & source install/setup.bash (for ROS2)

Note If you are using a lower end PC or RPi, standard building may take a lot of RAM and clog your PC. To avoid that, you can use build.sh command from your workspace (it just wraps colcon commands): ./src/depthai-ros/build.sh

Docker

You can additionally build and run docker images on your local machine. To do that, add USB rules as in above step.

Running prebuilt images

Each tagged version has it's own prebuilt docker image. To download and run it:

xhost +local:docker

to enable GUI tools such as rviz or rqt.

Then

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/  --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix luxonis/depthai-ros:noetic-latest [CMD]

Where [CMD] is what's going to be executed when container is initially run and could be for example: - bash (it will allow you to browse files and make modifications to the code and rebuild it) - zsh (other shell that is installed that has some advantages over bash) - roslaunch depthai_ros_driver camera.launch (this is just an example, any launch file will work here) A side note here, launch files in depthai_ros_driver have some default parameters set by .yaml files inside the driver. You can either edit them inside the container itself, or you can make a .yaml file on your host (let's say /home/YOUR_USERNAME_HERE/params/example_config.yaml) and pass it as an argument to the executable, as follows:

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/ -v /home/YOUR_USERNAME_HERE/params:/params --network host --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix luxonis/depthai-ros:noetic-latest roslaunch depthai_ros_driver camera.launch params_file:=/params/example_config.yaml

Note, to make images more compact only some external dependencies are installed, for example if you want to try out RTABMap example in docker, you have to: - Install it by running the container in bash/zsh mode - Modify the Dockerfile so that it's installed during building - you'll have to rebuild the container after that. - Run base camera node in our container and RTABMap separately on host/ in a separate container (see the launch file on what parameters/topic names need to be changed when running separately).

Building

Clone the repository and inside it run (it matters on which branch you are on):

docker build --build-arg USE_RVIZ=1 -t depthai-ros .

If you find out that you run out of RAM during building, you can also set BUILD_SEQUENTIAL=1 to build packages one at a time, it should take longer, but use less RAM.

RUN_RVIZ arg means rviz will be installed inside docker. If you want to run it you need to also execute following command (you'll have to do it again after restarting your PC):

xhost +local:docker

Then you can run your image in following way:

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/ --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix depthai-ros

will run an interactive docker session. You can also try:

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/ --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix depthai-ros roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch.py

to run a launch file of your choice.

NOTE ROS2 Humble docker image uses Cyclone as RMW implementation.

Running docker image on ROS1

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/ --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix depthai_ros roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch

Will only start stereo_inertial_node launch file (you can try different commands).

Running docker image on ROS2

docker run -it -v /dev/:/dev/ --privileged -e DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix depthai_ros roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch.py

Depthai ROS Driver

Currently, recommended way to launch cameras is to use executables from depthai_ros_driver package.

This runs your camera as a ROS2 Component and gives you the ability to customize your camera using ROS parameters. Paramerers that begin with r_ can be freely modified during runtime, for example with rqt. Parameters that begin with i_ are set when camera is initializing, to change them you have to call stop and start services. This can be used to hot swap NNs during runtime, changing resolutions, etc. Below you can see some examples:

Setting RGB parameters

By default RGB camera outputs ISP frame. To set custom width and height of output image, you can set i_isp_num and i_isp_den which scale image dimensions (2 and 3 by default, so from 1920x1080 to 1280x720), note for RGBD alignment to work resulting width and height must be divisible by 16.

Additionally you can set i.output_isp: false to use video output and set custom size using i_width and i_height parameters.

Setting Stereo parameters

Stopping/starting camera for power saving/reconfiguration

Stopping camera also can be used for power saving, as pipeline is removed from the device. Topics are also removed when camera is stopped.

As for the parameters themselves, there are a few crucial ones that decide on how camera behaves. * camera_i_pipeline_type can be either * RGB - only publishes RGB stream , NN available * RGBD - Publishes RGB + Depth streams (set i_publish_topic for left and right cameras to enable them), NN & Spatial NN available * Stereo - Publishes streams from left and right sensors, NN not available * RGBStereo - Publishes RGB + Left + Right streams, only RGB NN available * Depth - Publishes only depth stream, no NN available * CamArray - Publishes streams for all detected sensors, no NN available This tells the camera whether it should load stereo components. Default set to RGBD.

  • camera.i_nn_type can be either none, rgb or spatial. This is responsible for whether the NN that we load should also take depth information (and for example provide detections in 3D format). Default set to spatial
  • camera.i_mx_id/camera.i_ip/camera.i_usb_port_id are for connecting to a specific camera. If not set, it automatically connects to the next available device. You can get those parameters from logs by running the default launch file.
  • nn.i_nn_config_path represents path to JSON that contains information on what type of NN to load, and what parameters to use. Currently we provide options to load MobileNet, Yolo and Segmentation (not in spatial) models. To see their example configs, navigate to depthai_ros_driver/config/nn. Defaults to mobilenet.json from depthai_ros_driver

To use provided example NN's, you can set the path to: * depthai_ros_driver/segmentation * depthai_ros_driver/mobilenet * depthai_ros_driver/yolo

All available camera-specific parameters and their default values can be seen in depthai_ros_driver/config/camera.yaml.

Currently, we provide few examples:

  • camera.launch.py launches camera in RGBD, and NN in spatial (Mobilenet) mode.
  • rgbd_pcl.launch.py launches camera in basic RGBD configuration, doesn't load any NNs. Also loads ROS depth processing nodes for RGBD pointcloud.
  • example_multicam.launch.py launches several cameras at once, each one in different container. Edit the multicam_example.yaml config file in config directory to change parameters
  • example_segmentation.launch.py launches camera in RGBD + semantic segmentation (pipeline type=RGBD, nn_type=rgb)
  • pointcloud.launch.py - similar to rgbd_pcl.launch.py, but doesn't use RGB component for pointcloud
  • example_marker_publish.launch.py launches camera.launch.py + small python node that publishes detected objects as markers/tfs
  • rtabmap.launch.py launches camera and RTAB-MAP RGBD SLAM (you need to install it first - sudo apt install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-rtabmap-ros). You might need to set manual focus via parameters here.

Specific camera configurations:

PoE Cameras

Since PoE cameras use protocol that has lower throughput than USB, running default camera launch can result in lags depending on chosen resolution/fps. To combat this issue, you can use encoded frames, which let you keep desired resolution/fps at the cost of image quality reduction due to compression. One additional difference is that subpixel depth filtering is disabled in this mode. To enable low_bandwidth, for example for rgb camera, change parameters: * rgb.i_low_bandwidth - true to enable * rgb.i_low_bandwidth_quality - desired quality % (default-50) See low_bandwidth.yaml file for example parameters for all streams

OAK D PRO W

To properly align with depth, you need to set rgb.i_resolution parameter to 720 (see config/oak_d_w_pro.yaml).

Recalibration

If you want to use other calibration values than the ones provided by the device, you can do it in following ways: * Use set_camera_info services available for each of the image streams * Use i_calibration_file parameter available to point to the calibration file. Note camera name must start with /, so for example /rgb. See depthai_ros_driver/config/calibration for example calibration files. calibration.launch file is provided to start up a ROS camera calibrator node in both monocular and stereo configurations. Calibration file syntax (from camera_info_manager):

    - file:///full/path/to/local/file.yaml
    - file:///full/path/to/videre/file.ini
    - package://camera_info_manager/tests/test_calibration.yaml
    - package://ros_package_name/calibrations/camera3.yaml

Depthai filters

depthai_filters contains small composable node examples that show how to work with data from multiple topics. Available filters: - Detection2DOverlay - subscribes to /nn/detections and rgb/preview/image_raw topics. To see it in action, run ros2 launch depthai_filters example_det2d_overla.launch.py. Note here - If you see that detections misalign in the overlay, adjust rgb.i_preview_size parameter. - SegmentationOverlay, overlays semantic segmentation from /nn/image_raw on top of image from rgb/preview/image_raw, to see it in action, run ros2 launch depthai_filters example_seg_overlay.launch.py - WLS filter - stereo depth filter that smooths out overall depth image based on disparity data. It subscribes to stereo/image_raw and left/image raw topics. Parameters needed to enable it - left.i_publish_topic, stereo.i_output_disparity an example can be seen by running ros2 launch depthai_filters example_wls_filter.launch.py

Using external sources for NN inference or Stereo Depth

There is a possibility of using external image topics as input for NNs or Depth calculation.

Example scenarios:

  1. We want to get segmentation or 2D detection output based on images published by usb camera node. This can be achieved by setting rgb.i_simulate_from_topic parameter to true. This creates sensor_msgs/Image subscriber listening by default on /<node_name>/rgb/input topic that passes data into the pipeline on each callback. Topic names can be changed either by classic ROS topic remapping or setting rgb.i_simulated_topic_name to a desired name. By default, original sensor node still runs and publishes data. Setting rgb.i_disable_node to true will prevent it from spawning. Check det2d_usb_cam_overlay.launch.py in `depthai_filters to see it in action.

  2. Calculating depth - both left and right sensor nodes can be setup as in the example above to calculate calculate depth/disparity from external topics. Note that for this to work properly you need specify:

  3. left.i_board_socket_id: 1

  4. right.i_board_socket_id: 2

  5. Default stereo input size is set to 1280x720, in case of different image size, To set custom ones, set stereo.i_set_input_size: true and adjust stereo.i_input_width and stereo.i_input_height accordingly.

  6. external calibration file path using camera.i_external_calibration_path parameter. To get calibration from the device you can either set camera.i_calibration_dump to true or call save_calibration service. Calibration will be saved to /tmp/<mx_id>_calibration.json. An example can be seen in stereo_from_rosbag.launch.py in depthai_ros_driver

Executing an example

ROS1

  1. cd dai_ws (Our workspace)
  2. source devel/setup.bash
  3. roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch - example node For more examples please check the launch files.

ROS2

  1. cd dai_ws (Our workspace)
  2. source install/setup.bash
  3. ros2 launch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch.py - example node For more examples please check the launch files.

Running Examples

Mobilenet Publisher:

ROS1:

OAK-D
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch camera_model:=OAK-D

OAK-D-LITE
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch camera_model:=OAK-D-LITE

With visualizer
roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch | rqt_image_view -t /mobilenet_publisher/color/image

ROS2:

OAK-D
ros2 launch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch.py camera_model:=OAK-D

OAK-D-LITE
ros2 launch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch.py camera_model:=OAK-D-LITE

Testing results

  • ImageConverter - Tested using roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch && roslaunch depthai_examples rgb_publisher.launch'
  • ImgDetectionCnverter - tested using roslaunch depthai_examples mobile_publisher.launch
  • SpatialImgDetectionConverter - Ntested using roslaunch depthai_examples stereo_inertial_node.launch

Users can write Custom converters and plug them in for bridge Publisher.

If there a standard Message or usecase for which we have not provided a ros msg or converter feel free to create a issue or reach out to us on our discord community. We would be happy to add more.

Developers guide

For easier development inside isolated workspace, one can use Visual Studio Code with DevContainers plugin, to do that: - Create separate workspace - Clone repository into src - Copy .devcontainer directory into main workspace directory - Open workspace directory in VSCode

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