Plugin to simulate a screen or display (e.g. dot-matrix, monitor, projector image, or tv)?

asked 2021-05-13 16:33:54 -0600

shonigmann gravatar image

I was wondering if there are any established ways to simulate screens in a gazebo environment?

I am considering a robotic application where the robots have onboard displays (e.g. dot matrix or lcd) that can convey some information to other agents (robots, humans, etc) in the environment. It would be useful to have a plugin that could subscribe to an image topic and display that image input in the simulation.

I did a quick cursory search and am not aware of anything that fits the bill, but I wanted to ask the community to see if anyone was aware of something comparable. The closest functionality I can think of is the visualized camera plugin image being projected along the camera's view frustum in the GUI, but to my knowledge this projection isn't viewable by robots and their respective cameras.

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I would also be interested in this feature in ignition gazebo! I haven't find a way to do this yet. It could be subcribed to an image topic, or programatically set from the plugin directly. Even better if it can be used as a dynamic texture on a mesh.

Loki Le Dev gravatar imageLoki Le Dev ( 2022-04-25 10:33:08 -0600 )edit