Visual Servoing Platform  version 3.4.0
Tutorial: Using ViSP with ROS 1

In this tutorial you will learn how to install ViSP from prebuilt ROS packages on Linux Ubuntu or Debian.

Concerning ViSP installation, we provide also other Tutorials for ViSP users.

ViSP ROS package

ViSP is available as a ROS package for groovy, hydro, indigo, jade, kinetic and melodic distros. Under Ubuntu, to get the package simply type:

$ sudo apt-get install ros-<distro>-visp

Other ROS packages

We provide also other ROS packages that exploit ViSP:

  • vision_visp: a metapackage that contains
    1. visp_bridge: a bunch of wrappers between ViSP and ROS data structures
    2. visp_tracker: a ROS version of ViSP model-based tracker
    3. visp_auto_tracker: a tracker with auto-detection of a target
  • visp_ros: a ViSP extension for ROS users that makes ROS easy to use
  • demo_pioneer: a set of ROS visual-servoing demos using a Pioneer robot and based on ViSP

Next tutorial

You are now ready to see the next Tutorial: How to create and build a project that uses ViSP and CMake on Unix or Windows that will show you how to use ViSP as a 3rd party to build your own project.