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z_laser_projector: z_laser_gui | z_laser_msgs | z_laser_viz | z_laser_zlp1

Package Summary

The z_laser_projector stack is a set of tools that allow the user to operate the Z-LASER Projector ZLP1 and simplify the task of developing further advanced features, such as augmented reality applications. The stack provides a ROS API to control the device via topics and services, a visualizer for laser projections and a graphical interface.

  • Maintainer status: maintained
  • Maintainer: Rafael Luque <rluque AT catec DOT aero>, Ines M. Lara <imlara AT catec DOT aero>
  • Author: Rafael Luque <rluque AT catec DOT aero>, Ines M. Lara <imlara AT catec DOT aero>
  • License: Apache 2.0
  • Source: git https://github.com/fada-catec/z_laser_projector.git (branch: melodic)
z_laser_projector: z_laser_gui | z_laser_msgs | z_laser_viz | z_laser_zlp1

Package Summary

The z_laser_projector stack is a set of tools that allow the user to operate the Z-LASER Projector ZLP1 and simplify the task of developing further advanced features, such as augmented reality applications. The stack provides a ROS API to control the device via topics and services, a visualizer for laser projections and a graphical interface.

  • Maintainer status: maintained
  • Maintainer: Rafael Luque <rluque AT catec DOT aero>, Ines M. Lara <imlara AT catec DOT aero>
  • Author: Rafael Luque <rluque AT catec DOT aero>, Ines M. Lara <imlara AT catec DOT aero>
  • License: Apache 2.0
  • Source: git https://github.com/fada-catec/z_laser_projector.git (branch: noetic)

Overview

The ZLP1 is an eye-safe laser projector (laser class 2M). The system projects figures and patterns as an optical guidance system for human operator tasks. Such guidance can be used in industrial production processes like pick-and-place, logistics, and workstations, helping and optimizing the production workflows.

The z_laser_projector stack aims to promote the development of advanced applications in factories facilities and to motivate the ROS-Industrial community growth.

Getting started

The z_laser_projector stack consists of:

Usage

Projector node

You can launch the projector node and operate the device throughout the ROS API provided. Set argument load_user_coordinate_system to true for loading initial values of the reference system from configuration files (.yaml):

Projector node + Visualizer

You can launch the projector node together with visualizer node. Note: the projector node launch is included in z_laser_viz:

GUI node

Additionally, you can also launch the GUI node:

Projector node + Visualizer

On the other hand, if you prefer to include some projector functionalities into your custom node or application, import the libraries instead:

Licensing the projector

A device-key license to check the purchase of the device is always required to use the ZLP software. Please, contact your Z-LASER supplier to get a valid license. Save the license file under <package_directory>/lic folder. Then, indicate the license file name on the configuration file config/communication_settings.yaml.

Demonstration Videos

Control of laser projector to support with AR regular industrial applications

Laser projection application for worker support during the hand lay-up process

Acknowledgement

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Supported by ROSIN - ROS-Industrial Quality-Assured Robot Software Components.
More information: rosin-project.eu

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732287.


2024-05-18 14:12