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Gazebo capability of light effects simulation

asked 2019-02-07 09:18:53 -0500

kumpakri gravatar image

Say I want to see how well the visual localization on a robot would do during the night or at darker places given different lights I attach to the robot. Would Gazebo be sufficient simulation tool for that? Would it be possible to simulate dark place, the robot light and the camera in a way, that the camera would get realistic pictures?

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In general I think it depends on how realistic you need things to look. You certainly have some control over lighting conditions.

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2020-06-08 16:09:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-06-08 15:56:32 -0500

Emiliano Borghi gravatar image

I've been doing similar tests with Gazebo 9 and the only way I found to do it with Gazebo Rendering is using the GUI.

I didn't check in detail but for some reason using System or Visual plugins, the results were not the expected. This means, with the GUI I could see the whole environment darker but the robot camera wasn't detecting any change.

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