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10 May 2022

pylon Camera Driver for Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2) 

pylon Camera Driver for Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2) 

Basler camera customers can now develop robotics applications on the Robot Operating System (ROS) in versions ROS 1 and ROS 2. ROS is an open-source framework with software libraries and tools. The framework supports the development of various robotic applications and provides the development tools, algorithms, and drivers for a variety of robotics platform projects. ROS is capable of running a large number of executable programs in parallel and having them exchange data synchronously or asynchronously. The pylon camera drivers for ROS 1 and ROS 2 enable the use of Basler GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras.

Robotics applications in the field include loading and placement, packaging and palletizing, CNC (computerized numerical control), assembly, machine tending and quality inspection, and more.

To enable Basler's GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras to work within the ROS framework, we offer the "pylon-ROS-Camera" software package. It is available under a BCD license on GitHub for free download. Further integration steps into the Basler hardware and software will follow shortly.

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