Hi! I am new to Stereolabs and want to put the best foot forward. I am designing an application for an autonomous indoor robot that handles objects. I want the camera to provide functionality for custom object detection & tracking and collision avoidance (and potentially object scanning). Aside from the functionality, I am mainly looking for the most recommended path for easiest implementation. It looks like the Zed 2 or Zed X mini would be best with the Jetson Nano and ROS2. Please let me know your thoughts!
Welcome to the Stereolabs community.
If you need custom object detection you must modify the ZED ROS2 Wrapper to ingest your custom-detected bounding boxes. The ROS2 Wrapper indeed does not support custom object detection for the moment. You can read more here:
The Jetson Nano is underpowered to use a ZED 2 with AI and ROS 2, we suggest at least a Jetson Xavier NX.
The ZED X Mini instead requires a Jetson AGX (Orin or Xavier) with a GMSL 2 capture card.
We will add support for NX models soon.
Thanks @Myzhar just to confirm - is ROS2 the recommended (or most supported) platform? Would custom object detection work better in ROS1 or another platform?
We suggest you use the ROS 2 Wrapper.
ROS 1 is close to EOL and we are slowly ceasing the support for it.
New features will be added to ROS 2 only.