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How to show images in Gazebo to a web or application?

asked 2020-07-23 03:16:33 -0600

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I'm trying to develop a software which is able to show simulations from gazebo in real time. The problem is how to get the data from gazebo? Can gazebo output every frame of the simulation in real time? Thank you!

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answered 2020-07-27 09:16:53 -0600

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This snippet of code shows how to subscribe to a camera topic generated by Gazebo using gazebo::Transport::node

In the callback function void cb(ConstImageStampedPtr &_msg) you can handle the data from the image:

gazebo::transport::NodePtr gz_node;

// Function is called everytime a message is received.
void cb(ConstImageStampedPtr &_msg)

int main(int argc, char ** argv)
  // Load gazebo
  gazebo::client::setup(argc, argv);

  // Gazebo transport
  gz_node = gazebo::transport::NodePtr(new gazebo::transport::Node());

  // Listen to Gazebo world_stats topic
  gazebo::transport::SubscriberPtr sub = gz_node->Subscribe("~/camera/link/camera/image", cb);

  while (true)

  // Make sure to shut everything down.
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