Component API Overview

This following section contains a list of all components which are available in Isaac SDK. For each component, the incoming and outgoing message channels and the corresponding message types are listed. Additionally, all parameters with their names and types and corresponding default values are explained.

The following table gives an overview over all components. The columns ‘# Incoming’, ‘# Outgoing’ and ‘# Parameters’ indicate how many incoming message channels, outgoing message channels and parameters the corresponding module has.

Namespace Name # Incoming # Outgoing # Parameters
isaac AdafruitNeoPixelLedStrip 1 0 1
isaac ArgusCsiCamera 0 1 5
isaac ImageComparison 2 0 2
isaac Joystick 0 1 7
isaac LivoxLidar 0 1 4
isaac PanTiltDriver 1 2 14
isaac RealsenseCamera 0 2 11
isaac SegwayRmpDriver 1 1 5
isaac SerialBMI160 0 1 1
isaac SimpleLed 0 1 0
isaac SlackBot 1 1 2
isaac StereoVisualOdometry 5 1 5
isaac TorchInferenceTestDisplayOutput 1 0 0
isaac TorchInferenceTestSendInput 0 1 1
isaac V4L2Camera 0 1 16
isaac Vicon 0 2 3
isaac ZedCamera 0 5 9
isaac.alice ChannelMonitor 0 0 2
isaac.alice Config 0 0 0
isaac.alice Failsafe 0 0 1
isaac.alice FailsafeHeartbeat 0 0 3
isaac.alice JsonToProto 0 1 0
isaac.alice MessageLedger 0 0 1
isaac.alice Pose 0 0 0
isaac.alice Pose2Comparer 0 0 5
isaac.alice PoseInitializer 0 0 8
isaac.alice PoseMessageInjector 1 0 0
isaac.alice PoseToMessage 0 1 2
isaac.alice PoseTree 0 0 0
isaac.alice ProtoToJson 0 1 0
isaac.alice PyCodelet 0 0 1
isaac.alice Random 0 0 2
isaac.alice Recorder 0 0 3
isaac.alice Replay 0 0 4
isaac.alice ReplayBridge 1 1 1
isaac.alice Scheduling 0 0 4
isaac.alice Sight 0 0 0
isaac.alice Subgraph 0 0 0
isaac.alice Subprocess 0 0 2
isaac.alice TcpPublisher 0 0 1
isaac.alice TcpSubscriber 0 0 4
isaac.alice Throttle 0 0 6
isaac.alice TimeOffset 0 0 3
isaac.alice TimeSynchronizer 0 0 0
isaac.audio AudioCapture 0 1 5
isaac.audio AudioEnergyCalculation 1 1 2
isaac.audio AudioFileLoader 1 1 3
isaac.audio AudioPlayback 1 0 1
isaac.audio SaveAudioToFile 1 0 2
isaac.audio SoundSourceLocalization 1 1 4
isaac.audio TensorToAudioDecoder 1 1 2
isaac.audio TextToMel 1 1 1
isaac.audio VoiceCommandConstruction 1 1 7
isaac.audio VoiceCommandFeatureExtraction 1 1 7
isaac.deepstream Pipeline 0 0 1
isaac.detect_net DetectNetDecoder 1 1 6
isaac.dynamixel DynamixelDriver 1 1 10
isaac.flatsim DifferentialBasePhysics 1 1 6
isaac.flatsim DifferentialBaseSimulator 2 2 7
isaac.flatsim HolonomicBaseSimulator 2 2 13
isaac.flatsim SimRangeScan 0 1 6
isaac.fuzzy EfllFuzzyEngineExample 0 0 0
isaac.fuzzy LfllFuzzyEngineExample 0 0 0
isaac.hgmm HgmmPointCloudMatching 1 0 10
isaac.imu IioBmi160 0 1 2
isaac.imu ImuCalibration2D 1 0 3
isaac.imu ImuCorrector 1 1 3
isaac.imu ImuSim 1 1 7
isaac.json JsonMockup 0 1 1
isaac.json JsonReplay 0 1 1
isaac.json JsonWriter 2 0 2
isaac.kaya KayaBaseDriver 2 2 4
isaac.kinova_jaco KinovaJaco 2 4 2
isaac.lidar_slam Cartographer 1 0 6
isaac.lidar_slam GMapping 2 0 14
isaac.map Map 0 0 2
isaac.map MapBridge 1 1 0
isaac.map ObstacleAtlas 0 0 1
isaac.map OccupancyGridMapLayer 0 0 3
isaac.map PolygonMapLayer 0 0 5
isaac.map Spline 0 1 1
isaac.map WaypointMapLayer 0 0 1
isaac.message_generators CameraGenerator 0 3 2
isaac.message_generators ConfusionMatrixGenerator 0 1 0
isaac.message_generators Detections2Generator 0 1 1
isaac.message_generators DifferentialBaseControlGenerator 0 1 2
isaac.message_generators DifferentialBaseStateGenerator 0 1 4
isaac.message_generators FlatscanGenerator 0 1 6
isaac.message_generators ImageLoader 0 2 12
isaac.message_generators LatticeGenerator 0 1 5
isaac.message_generators PanTiltStateGenerator 0 1 8
isaac.message_generators Plan2Generator 0 1 2
isaac.message_generators PointCloudGenerator 0 1 5
isaac.message_generators PoseGenerator 0 0 4
isaac.message_generators RangeScanGenerator 0 1 11
isaac.message_generators RigidBody3GroupGenerator 0 1 7
isaac.message_generators TensorListGenerator 0 1 3
isaac.message_generators TrajectoryListGenerator 0 1 4
isaac.ml ColorCameraEncoderCpu 1 1 4
isaac.ml ColorCameraEncoderCuda 1 1 5
isaac.ml ConfusionMatrixAggregator 1 1 1
isaac.ml Detection3Encoder 1 1 1
isaac.ml DetectionComparer 2 1 2
isaac.ml DetectionDecoder 1 1 3
isaac.ml DetectionEncoder 1 1 2
isaac.ml DetectionImageExtraction 2 1 3
isaac.ml Detections3Comparer 2 1 0
isaac.ml EvaluateSegmentation 2 0 0
isaac.ml FilterDetectionsByLabel 1 1 2
isaac.ml GenerateKittiDataset 2 0 3
isaac.ml HeatmapDecoder 1 1 2
isaac.ml HeatmapEncoder 1 1 0
isaac.ml LabelToBoundingBox 1 1 1
isaac.ml ResizeDetections 1 1 2
isaac.ml RigidbodyToDetections3 1 1 1
isaac.ml SampleAccumulator 1 0 2
isaac.ml SegmentationComparer 2 1 2
isaac.ml SegmentationDecoder 1 1 1
isaac.ml SegmentationEncoder 1 1 7
isaac.ml Teleportation 1 2 26
isaac.ml TensorArgMax 1 1 2
isaac.ml TensorChannelSum 1 1 3
isaac.ml TensorRTInference 1 1 13
isaac.ml TensorReshape 1 1 1
isaac.ml TensorSynchronization 5 1 1
isaac.ml TensorflowInference 1 1 4
isaac.ml TorchInference 1 1 2
isaac.navigation BinaryToDistanceMap 2 1 5
isaac.navigation CollisionMonitor 1 1 3
isaac.navigation DetectionsToAtlas 1 0 1
isaac.navigation DifferentialBaseOdometry 1 1 6
isaac.navigation DifferentialBaseWheelImuOdometry 2 1 9
isaac.navigation DistanceMap 0 0 1
isaac.navigation FollowPath 2 1 4
isaac.navigation GoToBehavior 1 0 0
isaac.navigation GoalMonitor 2 1 3
isaac.navigation GradientDescentLocalization 1 0 1
isaac.navigation GridSearchLocalizer 1 0 8
isaac.navigation HolonomicBaseWheelImuOdometry 2 1 8
isaac.navigation LocalMap 2 2 7
isaac.navigation LocalizationEvaluation 0 0 0
isaac.navigation LocalizeBehavior 0 0 7
isaac.navigation MapWaypointAsGoal 1 1 2
isaac.navigation MapWaypointAsGoalSimulator 1 0 3
isaac.navigation MoveAndScan 1 1 1
isaac.navigation MoveUntilArrival 1 0 1
isaac.navigation NavigationMap 0 0 4
isaac.navigation NavigationMonitor 1 1 5
isaac.navigation OccupancyMapCleanup 2 1 3
isaac.navigation OccupancyToBinaryMap 2 1 3
isaac.navigation ParticleFilterLocalization 1 1 9
isaac.navigation ParticleSwarmLocalization 1 0 5
isaac.navigation Patrol 1 1 4
isaac.navigation PoseAsGoal 0 1 2
isaac.navigation PoseHeatmapGenerator 1 1 4
isaac.navigation RandomMapPoseSampler 0 0 2
isaac.navigation RandomWalk 1 1 2
isaac.navigation RangeScanModelClassic 0 0 5
isaac.navigation RangeScanModelFlatloc 0 0 7
isaac.navigation RangeScanToObservationMap 1 2 6
isaac.navigation RobotPoseGenerator 0 0 4
isaac.navigation RobotRemoteControl 2 1 8
isaac.navigation RobotViewer 1 0 8
isaac.navigation TravellingSalesman 0 1 5
isaac.navigation VirtualGamepadBridge 1 2 3
isaac.navsim FlatscanNoiser 1 1 7
isaac.navsim ScenarioManager 1 2 6
isaac.navsim ScenarioMonitor 4 1 9
isaac.object_pose_estimation CodebookLookup 1 1 3
isaac.object_pose_estimation CodebookPoseSampler 0 1 11
isaac.object_pose_estimation CodebookWriter 2 1 1
isaac.object_pose_estimation ImagePoseEncoder 3 1 0
isaac.object_pose_estimation PoseEstimation 3 1 0
isaac.orb ExtractAndVisualizeOrb 1 0 5
isaac.perception AprilTagsDetection 1 1 3
isaac.perception BirdViewProjection 3 2 1
isaac.perception CropAndDownsample 1 1 4
isaac.perception CropAndDownsampleCuda 1 1 3
isaac.perception DisparityToDepth 2 1 0
isaac.perception FiducialAsGoal 1 2 6
isaac.perception ImageWarp 1 1 5
isaac.perception PointCloudAccumulator 1 1 1
isaac.perception RangeScanFlattening 1 1 5
isaac.perception RangeToPointCloud 1 1 4
isaac.perception ScanAccumulator 1 1 3
isaac.perception StereoDisparityNet 2 1 3
isaac.perception StereoImageSplitting 1 2 9
isaac.planner DifferentialBaseControl 1 1 9
isaac.planner DifferentialBaseLqrPlanner 2 1 34
isaac.planner DifferentialBaseModel 0 0 3
isaac.planner DifferentialBaseStop 0 1 0
isaac.planner GlobalPlanSmoother 1 1 9
isaac.planner GlobalPlanner 2 1 16
isaac.planner HolonomicBaseControl 1 1 7
isaac.planner SphericalRobotShapeComponent 0 0 2
isaac.pwm PwmController 2 0 2
isaac.rgbd_processing DepthEdges 1 1 4
isaac.rgbd_processing DepthImageFlattening 1 1 12
isaac.rgbd_processing DepthImageToPointCloud 2 1 1
isaac.rgbd_processing DepthNormals 2 1 2
isaac.rgbd_processing DepthPoints 1 1 1
isaac.rgbd_processing FreespaceFromDepth 1 1 15
isaac.ros_bridge CameraImageToRos 0 0 1
isaac.ros_bridge CameraInfoToRos 0 0 1
isaac.ros_bridge FlatscanToRos 0 0 1
isaac.ros_bridge GoalToRos 0 0 3
isaac.ros_bridge GoalToRosAction 2 1 6
isaac.ros_bridge OdometryToRos 0 0 2
isaac.ros_bridge PosesToRos 0 0 2
isaac.ros_bridge RosNode 0 0 1
isaac.ros_bridge RosToDifferentialBaseCommand 0 0 0
isaac.ros_bridge RosToPoses 0 0 2
isaac.sight AliceSight 0 0 0
isaac.sight SightWidget 0 0 6
isaac.sight WebsightServer 0 0 6
isaac.skeleton_pose_estimation OpenPoseDecoder 1 1 14
isaac.stereo_depth CoarseToFineStereoDepth 2 1 3
isaac.superpixels RgbdSuperpixelCostMap 2 2 6
isaac.superpixels RgbdSuperpixels 5 1 18
isaac.superpixels SuperpixelImageLabeling 2 1 1
isaac.utils DetectionUnprojection 2 1 3
isaac.utils DetectionsToPoseTree 1 0 2
isaac.utils DifferentialTrajectoryToPlanConverter 1 1 1
isaac.utils FlatscanToPointCloud 1 1 0
isaac.utils Plan2Converter 1 1 1
isaac.utils Pose2GaussianDistributionEstimation 1 1 2
isaac.utils PoseMonitor 0 1 2
isaac.utils PoseTreeFeed 0 1 0
isaac.utils RigidBodiesToDetections 1 1 1
isaac.utils SendTextMessages 0 1 2
isaac.utils WaitUntilDetection 1 0 1
isaac.velodyne_lidar VelodyneLidar 0 1 3
isaac.viewers BinaryMapViewer 2 0 2
isaac.viewers ColorCameraViewer 1 0 4
isaac.viewers DepthCameraViewer 1 0 7
isaac.viewers Detections3Viewer 1 0 6
isaac.viewers DetectionsViewer 1 0 1
isaac.viewers FiducialsViewer 1 0 2
isaac.viewers FlatscanViewer 1 0 4
isaac.viewers GoalViewer 1 0 1
isaac.viewers MosaicViewer 0 0 5
isaac.viewers OccupancyMapViewer 2 0 1
isaac.viewers PointCloudViewer 1 0 4
isaac.viewers SampleAccumulatorViewer 0 0 3
isaac.viewers SegmentationCameraViewer 1 0 3
isaac.viewers SegmentationViewer 2 0 6
isaac.viewers SkeletonViewer 1 0 2
isaac.viewers TensorListViewer 1 1 7
isaac.viewers TrajectoryListViewer 1 0 1
isaac.ydlidar YdLidar 0 1 1
isaac.yolo YoloTensorRTInference 1 1 1
isaac.zed ZedImuReader 0 2 2

Components

isaac.AdafruitNeoPixelLedStrip

Description

This class interfaces with an Arduino Trinket which receives I2C signals dictating color patterns for the Adafruit NeoPixels strip. The Arduino Trinket is loaded with a program that interprets the I2C signals into appropriately-timed PWM signals for the light strip. See the NeoPixels documentation under “Hardware Reference Designs” for more detailed setup instructions.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • led_strip [LedStripProto]: The desired LED strip configuration message
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • bus [int] [default=1]: The I2C bus of the LED strip. Default value is 1

isaac.ArgusCsiCamera

Description

Interfaces the libargus library to support CSI camera. Only supported on L4T systems like the Jetson Nano.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • image [ColorCameraProto]: Channel to broad cast image extracted from argus feed

Parameters

  • mode [int32_t] [default=]: Resolution mode of the camera. Supported values are:
    0: 2592 x 1944, 1: 2592 x 1458, 2: 1280 x 720
  • camera_id [int32_t] [default=]: System device numeral for the camera. For example select 0 for /dev/video0.
  • framerate [int32_t] [default=]: desired framerate
  • focal_length [Vector2d] [default=]: Focal length of the camera in pixels
  • optical_center [Vector2d] [default=]: Optical center in pixels

isaac.ImageComparison

Description

Compare two images and report the correlation (similarity) between them

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • correlation_threshold [float] [default=0.99]: The minimum correlation between two images where we will consider them the same
  • down_scale_factor [int] [default=4]: Scaling of the displayed images in Sight

isaac.Joystick

Description

Publishes state for a joystick like an Xbox gamepad or other input device.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • deadzone [double] [default=0.05]: Size of the “deadzone” region, applied to both positive and negative values for each axis. For example, a deadzone of 0.05 will result in joystick readings in the range [-0.05, 0.05] being clamped to zero. Readings outside of this range are rescaled to fully cover [-1, 1]. In other words, the range [0.05, 1] is linearly mapped to [0, 1], and likewize for negative values.
  • num_axes [int] [default=4]: Number of joystick axes (e.g., 4 axes might correspond to two 2-axis analogue sticks)
  • num_buttons [int] [default=12]: Number of joystick buttons
  • reconnect_interval [double] [default=1.0]: Reconnect interval, in seconds. This is the period between joystick connection attempts (i.e., attempts to open the joystick device file) when the initial attempt fails.
  • input_timeout_interval [double] [default=0.1]: Input timeout interval, in seconds. This determines how long tick() will wait for input before giving up until tick() is called again. Note that stop() cannot succeed while tick() is waiting for input, so this timeout value should not be overly long.
  • device [string] [default=”/dev/input/js0”]: Joystick device file (system-dependent)
  • print_unsupported_buttons_warning [bool] [default=false]: Option controlling whether a warning will be logged when an event is received from an axis or button whose index exceeds num_axes or num_buttons, respectively

isaac.LivoxLidar

Description

A driver for the Livox Mid-40 lidar. The driver opens and maintains the UDP sockets for communication with the lidar. The driver accumulates samples and publish them as a range point cloud. A missing lidar or incorrect configuration results in the component stopping. The lidar publishes 100,000 points per second in size-configurable batches. A drop in communication (e.g. loose cable, network interface change) will result in the component stopping.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • accumulated_point_cloud [PointCloudProto]: Output 3D point cloud samples. The point cloud is published when the point count reaches the configured minimum point count or when the time between message publishing is greater than the configured published interval.

Parameters

  • device_ip [string] [default=”0.0.0.0”]: The IP address of the lidar device we want to connect to and receive data from. This parameter is changeable at configuration time.
  • port_command [int] [default=50001]: The UDP port to send commands to the lidar. This parameter is changeable at configuration time.
  • port_data [int] [default=50002]: The UDP port from which the data samples will be received. This parameter is changeable at configuration time.
  • batch_count [int] [default=10]: Minimum number of accumulated point batches before publishing the point cloud. It can be configured and changed at runtime. The point cloud is published when the point count reaches the configured point batch count. Each batch is 100 data points per Livox communication protocol.

isaac.PanTiltDriver

Description

The PanTiltDriver class is a driver for a pan/tilt unit based on Dynamixel motors. As its name indicates, the unit is composed of two joints, the first one performing a rotation along the z axis (pan), the second performing a rotation along the y axis (tilt). Each joint have a name (for example ‘pan’ and ‘tilt’), and this driver will in addition to controlling the pan/tilt updates the PoseTree: the two transformations corresponding to each joint will be updated. The name of the edge in the PoseTree are: pan_in_T_pan_out and tilt_in_T_tilt_out where “pan” and “tilt” are the name of both joint. In order to make these transform usefull you should add to the PoseTree (for example using a PoseInitializer codelet) the transformations from the robot to the pan_in and from the pan joint to the tilt joint (pan_out_T_tilt_in).

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • command [StateProto]: Current command for pan/tilt unit

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • use_speed_control [bool] [default=true]: If set to true dynamixels are controlled in speed mode, otherwise they are controlled in position mode
  • usb_port [string] [default=”/dev/ttyUSB0”]: USB port used to connect to the bus (A2D2 USB adapter)
  • pan_servo_id [int] [default=1]: Dynamixel ID for pan servo
  • tilt_servo_id [int] [default=2]: Dynamixel ID for tilt servo
  • tilt_min [double] [default=-0.5]: Minimum value valid for tilt
  • tilt_max [double] [default=2.0]: Maximum value valid for tilt
  • pan_min [double] [default=-Pi<double>]: Minimum value valid for pan
  • pan_max [double] [default=Pi<double>]: Maximum value valid for pan
  • pan_offset [double] [default=5.83]: Constant offset in the pan angle such as pan = 0 has the end effector looking forward (X axis)
  • tilt_offset [double] [default=4.73]: Constant offset in the tilt angle such as tilt = 0 has the end effector looking horrizontally
  • baudrate [int] [default=static_cast<int>(dynamixel::Baudrate::k1M)]: Baudrate of the Dynamixel bus. See packages/dynamixel/gems/registers.hpp for options. TODO Remove when refactored to use DynamixelDriver class
  • model [int] [default=static_cast<int>(dynamixel::Model::XM430)]: What kind of dynamixel model it is: (AX12A = 0, XM430 = 1, MX12W = 2) TODO(jberling) refactor pan tilt to use DynamixelDriver class and switch to enum
  • pan_joint_frame [string] [default=”pan”]: Name of the pan joint frame. The edge pan_in_T_pan_out will be added to the PoseTree.
  • tilt_joint_frame [string] [default=”tilt”]: Name of the tilt joint frame. The edge tilt_in_T_tilt_out will be added to the PoseTree.

isaac.RealsenseCamera

Description

RealsenseCamera is an Isaac codelet for the Realsense D435 camera that provides color and depth images. The sensor can also provide raw IR images, however this is currently not supported.

You can change the resolution of the camera via various configuration parameters. However only certain modes are supported:

  • 1280x720 (at most 30 Hz)
  • 848x480
  • 640x480
  • 640x360
  • 424x240

Valid framerates for the color image are 60, 30, 15, 6 fps. Valid framerate for the depth image are 90, 60, 30, 15, 6 fps. The camera can also produce images at a 1080p resolution. However this is currently not supported as color and depth are set to the same resolution.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • color [ColorCameraProto]: A color camera image that can be Image3ub(for color) or Image1ui16 (for grayscale.)
  • depth [DepthCameraProto]: Depth image (in meters). This is in left Ir camera frame

Parameters

  • rows [int] [default=360]: The vertical resolution for both color and depth image.
  • cols [int] [default=640]: The horizontal resolution for both color and depth image.
  • rgb_framerate [int] [default=30]: The framerate of color image acquisition.
  • depth_framerate [int] [default=30]: The framerate of depth image acquisition.
  • align_to_color [bool] [default=true]: If enabled, the depth image is spatially aligned to the color image to provide matching color and depth values for every pixel. This is a CPU-intensive process and can reduce frame rates.
  • frame_queue_size [int] [default=2]: Max number of frames you can hold at a given time. Increasing this number reduces frame drops but increase latency, and vice versa; ranges from 0 to 32.
  • auto_exposure_priority [bool] [default=false]: Limit exposure time when auto-exposure is ON to preserve constant fps rate.
  • laser_power [int] [default=150]: Amount of power used by the depth laser, in mW. Valid ranges are between 0 and 360, in increments of 30.
  • enable_auto_exposure [bool] [default=true]: Enable auto exposure, disabling can reduce motion blur
  • dev_index [int] [default=0]: The index of the Realsense device in the list of devices detected. This indexing is dependent on the order the Realsense library detects the cameras, and may vary based on mounting order. By default the first camera device in the list is chosen. This camera choice can be overridden by the serial number parameter below.
  • serial_number [string] [default=”“]: An alternative way to specify the desired device in a multicamera setup. The serial number of the Realsense camera can be found printed on the device. If specified, this parameter will take precedence over the dev_index paramter above.

isaac.SegwayRmpDriver

Description

A driver for the Segway RMP base.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • segway_cmd [StateProto]: Linear and angular speed command for driving segway (navigation::DifferentialBaseControl type)

Outgoing messages

  • segway_state [StateProto]: State of the segway consisting of linear and angular speeds and accelerations (DifferentialBaseDynamics)

Parameters

  • ip [string] [default=”192.168.0.40”]: Isaac will use this IP to talk to segway
  • port [int] [default=8080]: Isaac will use this port to talk to segway
  • flip_orientation [bool] [default=true]: If true, segway’s forward direction will be flipped
  • speed_limit_linear [double] [default=1.1]: Maximum linear speed segway is allowed to travel with
  • speed_limit_angular [double] [default=1.0]: Maximum angular speed segway is allowed to rotate with

isaac.SerialBMI160

Description

SerialBMI160 is a driver that uses a serial connection to talk to the BMI160 Internal Measurement Unit (IMU).

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • imu [ImuProto]: IMU data including linear accelerations and angular velocities

Parameters

  • device [string] [default=”/dev/ttyUSB0”]: Dev path where for the IMU device

isaac.SimpleLed

Description

Simple codelet to cycle through red, green, and blue colors to test LED display

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • led_strip [LedStripProto]: The outgoing LED strip message for the driver to display
Parameters
(none)

isaac.SlackBot

Description

A SlackBot to perform authentication and listen for incoming commands

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • bot_token [string] [default=]: Slack bot token given on the slack app config page. A token can only be used by one Slackbot. Multiple robots on same token is not supported.
  • slack_connect_url [string] [default=”https://slack.com/api/rtm.connect”]: Slack URL we will be sending the connection request too

isaac.StereoVisualOdometry

Description

This is a Stereo Visual Odometry codelet based on an implementation from nvidia. The input to the codelet is left and right grayscale image image pair with known intrinsics and extrinsics(relative transformation between cameras) The output of the codelet is a 6DOF pose of the left camera. The co-ordinate frame for this 6DOF pose is X front, Y left and Z up. Front here means the direction of the optical axis of the camera

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • left [ColorCameraProto]: Images should be rectified prior to being passed in here. Gray input left image
  • right [ColorCameraProto]: Gray input right image
  • extrinsics [Pose3dProto]: camera pair extrinsics
  • imu [ImuProto]: IMU readings
  • imu_T_left_camera [Pose3dProto]: IMU to left camera transformation It contains rotation and translation between the IMU and left camera frames

Outgoing messages

  • left_camera_pose [Pose3dProto]: The 6 DOF pose of the left camera. The pose is not published if the tracker is lost.

Parameters

  • denoise_input_images [bool] [default=false]: Enable image denoising. Disable if the input images have already passed through a denoising filter.
  • horizontal_stereo_camera [bool] [default=true]: Enable fast and robust left-to-right tracking for rectified cameras with principal points on the horizontal line.
  • enable_imu [bool] [default=true]: Enable IMU data acquisition and integration
  • num_points [int] [default=100]: number of points to include in the pose trail debug visualization
  • gravitational_force [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d(0.0, -9.80665, 0.0)]: The gravitational force vector

isaac.TorchInferenceTestDisplayOutput

Description

This component is specially designed to test TorchInference component and is specific to torch_inference app. This class displays the output received from the TorchInference component.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • test_output [TensorListProto]: Receives tensor output from the Torch inference
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.TorchInferenceTestSendInput

Description

This component is specially designed to test TorchInference component and is specific to torch_inference app. This class sends input to the TorchInference component which loads given model and does inference with this input.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • test_input [TensorListProto]: Sends tensors as input to Torch inference

Parameters

  • input_value [float] [default=]:

isaac.V4L2Camera

Description

V4L2Camera is a camera driver implemented using V4L2. Currently this driver only accepts images from cameras in yuyv and automatically converts them to RGB.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • device_id [int32_t] [default=0]: Which camera should be opened
  • rows [int32_t] [default=720]: Parameters of the image requested by the camera These must match exactly with what the camera is able to produce. Number of pixels in the height dimension
  • cols [int32_t] [default=1280]: Number of pixels in the width dimension
  • rate_hz [int32_t] [default=30]: Frames per second.
  • hardware_image_queue_length [int32_t] [default=3]: Buffers are queued with the V4L2 driver so that the driver can write out images at the specified frame rate without delays. This may be changed by the camera when we are initializing.
  • focal_length [Vector2d] [default=(Vector2d{700.0, 700.0})]: Focal length (in pixels) for the pinhole camera model
  • optical_center [Vector2d] [default=(Vector2d{360.0, 640.0})]: Optical center of the projection for the pinhole camera model
  • brightness [int32_t] [default=]: Adjustable camera parameters. v4l2-ctl can be used to check values, e.g., “v4l2-ctl –device=/dev/video0 –list-ctrls”. Descriptions below are taken from video4linux API documentation. Picture brightness, or more precisely, the black level
  • contrast [int32_t] [default=]: Picture contrast or luma gain
  • saturation [int32_t] [default=]: Picture color saturation or chroma gain
  • gain [int32_t] [default=]: Gain control
  • white_balance_temperature_auto [bool] [default=]: If true, white balance temprature will be automatically adjusted.
  • white_balance_temperature [int32_t] [default=]: This control specifies the white balance settings as a color temperature in Kelvin. White balance temperature needs to be between 2000 abd 6500. This parameter is inactive if white_balance_temperature_auto is true
  • exposure_auto [int32_t] [default=]: Exposure time and/or iris aperture. 0: Automatic exposure time, automatic iris aperture. 1: Manual exposure time, manual iris. 2: Manual exposure time, auto iris. 3: Auto exposure time, manual iris.
  • exposure_absolute [int32_t] [default=]: Determines the exposure time of the camera sensor. The exposure time is limited by the frame interval. Drivers should interpret the values as 100 mus units, where the value 1 stands for 1/10000th of a second, 10000 for 1 second and 100000 for 10 seconds.
  • use_cuda_color_conversion [bool] [default=true]: Whether to convert from yuyv to RGB using CUDA, otherwise the CPU is for the conversion.

isaac.Vicon

Description

This codelet publishes motion capture information from a Vicon Datastream. Use of this codelet requires a Vicon Datastream connected to camera equipment. It allows tracking of marker information and rigid body information relative to a world frame that can be user-defined during setup of the Vicon hardware.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • vicon_pose_tree [PoseTreeProto]: Pose tree message containing information from Vicon scene volume
  • vicon_markers [MarkerListProto]: Marker list message containing all markers visible in Vicon scene volume

Parameters

  • vicon_hostname [string] [default=”localhost”]: Hostname of the Vicon system
  • vicon_port [string] [default=”801”]: Port to which the Vicon data is streaming
  • reconnect_interval [double] [default=1.0]: Amount of time to wait before attempting to reconnect to the Vicon system

isaac.ZedCamera

Description

Provides stereo image pairs and calibration information from a ZED camera

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • resolution [sl::RESOLUTION] [default=sl::RESOLUTION_VGA]: The resolution to use for the ZED camera. The following values can be set: RESOLUTION_HD2K: 2208x1242 RESOLUTION_HD1080: 1920x1080 RESOLUTION_HD720: 1280x720 RESOLUTION_VGA: 672x376
  • camera_fps [int] [default=60]: The image frame rate for the ZED camera. If set to 0, the highest FPS of the specified camera_resolution will be used. The list of supported resolution - framerate combinations: RESOLUTION_HD2K, /**< 2208*1242, available framerates: 15 fps.*/ RESOLUTION_HD1080, /**< 1920*1080, available framerates: 15, 30 fps.*/ RESOLUTION_HD720, /**< 1280*720, available framerates: 15, 30, 60 fps.*/ RESOLUTION_VGA, /**< 672*376, available framerates: 15, 30, 60, 100 fps.*/ If the requested camera_fps is unsuported, the closest available FPS will be used. ZED Camera FPS is not tied to a codelet tick rate as the camera has an independent on-board CPU
  • device_id [int] [default=0]: The numeral of the system video device of the ZED camera. For example for /dev/video0 choose 0.
  • capture_imu_data [bool] [default=false]: Turns on capture and publication of IMU data that is only supported by ZED Mini camera hardware
  • settings_folder_path [string] [default=”./”]: The folder path to the settings file (SN#####.conf) for the zed camera. This file contains the calibration parameters for the camera.
  • gpu_id [int] [default=0]: The GPU device to be used for ZED CUDA operations
  • gray_scale [bool] [default=false]: Turns on gray scale images
  • rgb [bool] [default=true]: Turns on RGB color images
  • enable_factory_rectification [bool] [default=true]: Turns on rectification of images inside ZED camera

isaac.alice.ChannelMonitor

Description

Monitors messages flowing through a channel

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • channel [string] [default=]: The name of the channel to be monitored
  • update_rate_on_tick [bool] [default=true]: If enabled rates will be updated during tick. If the tick period is high compared to the measured rate this will lead to jittering in the visualization.

isaac.alice.Config

Description

Stores node configuration in form of key-value pairs.

This component is added to every node by default and does not have to be added manually.

The config component is used by other components and the node itself to store structure and state. Most notable config can be used directly in codelets to access custom configuration values. Support for basic types and some math types is built-in. Configuration is stored in a group-key-value format. Each component and the node itself are defining separate groups of key-value pairs. Additionally custom groups of configuration can be added by the user.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.Failsafe

Description

A soft failsafe switch which can be used to check if a certain component of the system is still reactive. The failsafe is kept alive by a FailsafeHeartbeat component. Failsafe and FailsafeHeartbeat components can be in different nodes. They are identified via the name parameter.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • name [string] [default=]: the name of the failsafe

isaac.alice.FailsafeHeartbeat

Description

A soft heartbeat which can be used to keep a failsafe alive. If the heartbeat is not activated in time the corresponding failsafe will fail.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • interval [double] [default=]: The expected heart beat interval (in seconds). This is the time duration for which the heartbeat will stay activated after a single activation. The heartbeat needs to be activated again within this time interval, otherwise the corresponding Failsafe will fail.
  • failsafe_name [string] [default=]: The name of the failsafe to which this heartbeat is linked. This must be the same as the name parameter in the corresponding Failsafe component.
  • heartbeat_name [string] [default=]: The name of this heartbeat. This is purely for informative purposes.

isaac.alice.JsonToProto

Description

Converts JSON messages into proto messages.

JSON messages must be published on the channel “json”. Note that the input channel does not appear in the normal list of channels due to how this codelet works internally.

Type ID must be set correctly otherwise conversion will fail.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • proto [MessageHeaderProto]: Publish proto messages in registered proto definition as specified by incoming json message proto id.
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.MessageLedger

Description

Stores time histories of messages for various channels of this node and distributes messages between various systems. Every node which engages in message passing must have a MessageLedger component.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • history [int] [default=10]: The maximum number of messages to hold in the history

isaac.alice.Pose

Description

Provides convenience functions to access 3D transformations from the application wide pose tree.

This component is added to every node by default and does not have to be added manually.

Poses use 64-bit floating point types and are 3-dimensional. All coordinate frames for the whole application are stored in a single central pose tree.

All functions below accept two coordinate frames: lhs and rhs. This refers to the pose lhs_T_rhs which is the relative transformations between these two coordinate frames. In particular the following equations hold:

p_lhs = lhs_T_rhs * p_rhs a_T_c = a_T_b * b_T_c

Not all coordinate frames are connected. If this is the case or either of the two coordinate frames does not exist the pose is said to be “invalid”.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.Pose2Comparer

Description

Reports success when the two poses are within threshold

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • first_lhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the left hand side frame of the first pose
  • first_rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the right hand side frame of the first pose
  • second_lhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the left hand side frame of the second pose
  • second_rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the right hand side frame of the second pose
  • threshold [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.5, DegToRad(15.0))]: This codelet reports success when the difference between two poses is less than this threshold in position and angle.

isaac.alice.PoseInitializer

Description

A codelet which creates a 3D transformation in the pose tree between two reference frames. This can for example be used to set transformations which never change or to set initial values for transformations.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • lhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the left side of the pose
  • rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the right side of the pose
  • pose [Pose3d] [default=]: Transformation lhs_T_rhs
  • report_success [bool] [default=false]: If true reports success after initializing pose in the start function. This will make the attach_interactive_marker setting invalid because the codelet won’t tick.
  • attach_interactive_marker [bool] [default=false]: If enabled the pose is editable via an interactive marker.
  • add_yaw_degrees [double] [default=0.0]: Additional yaw angle around the Z axis in degrees. Currently only enabled if attach_interactive_marker is false.
  • add_pitch_degrees [double] [default=0.0]: Additional pitch angle around the Y axis in degrees. Currently only enabled if attch_interactive_marker is false.
  • add_roll_degrees [double] [default=0.0]: Additional roll angle around the X axis in degrees. Currently only enabled if attch_interactive_marker is false.

isaac.alice.PoseMessageInjector

Description

Receives pose information via messages and injects them into the pose tree.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.PoseToMessage

Description

Reads desired pose from pose tree and publishes pose information as a message

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • lhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the left side of the pose
  • rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the right side of the pose

isaac.alice.PoseTree

Description

Provides convenience functions to access 3D transformations from the application wide pose tree.

This component is added to every node by default and does not have to be added manually.

Poses use 64-bit floating point types and are 3-dimensional. All coordinate frames for the whole application are stored in a single central pose tree.

All functions below accept two coordinate frames: lhs and rhs. This refers to the pose lhs_T_rhs which is the relative transformations between these two coordinate frames. In particular the following equations hold:

p_lhs = lhs_T_rhs * p_rhs a_T_c = a_T_b * b_T_c

Not all coordinate frames are connected. If this is the case or either of the two coordinate frames does not exist the pose is said to be “invalid”.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.ProtoToJson

Description

Converts Proto messages into Json messages. Accepts all registered proto messages to channel “proto”. Require valid type id from messages.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • json [nlohmann::json]: Publishes converted Json message
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.PyCodelet

Description

PyCodelet is a C++ Codelet instance for Python codelets that synchronizes with a Python codelet to mimic the effect of embedding Python scripts into the C++ codelet.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • config [json] [default=nlohmann::json({})]: Parameter for getting Isaac parameters to pyCodelets. For details, see PybindPyCodelet.

isaac.alice.Random

Description

Helper component to generate random numbers.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • seed [int] [default=0]: The seed used by the random engine. If use_random_seed is set to true, this seed will be ignored.
  • use_random_seed [bool] [default=false]: Whether or not using the default seed or use a random seed that will change from one execution to another.

isaac.alice.Recorder

Description

Stores data for in a log file. This component can for example be used to write incoming messages to a log file. The messages can then be replayed using the Replay component.

In order to record a message channel setup an edge from the publishing component to the Recorder component. The source channel is the name of the channel under which the publishing component publishes the data. The target channel name on the Recorder component can be choosen freely. When data is replayed it will be published by the Replay component under that same channel name.

Warning: Please note that the log container format is not yet final and that breaking changes might occur in in the future.

The root directory used to log data is base_directory/exec_uuid/tag/… where both base_directory and tag are configuration parameters. exec_uuid is a UUID which changed for every execution of an app and is unique over all possible executions. If tag is the empty string the root log directory is just base_directory/exec_uuid/….

Multiple recorders can write to the same root log directory. In this case they share the same key-value database. However only one recorder is allowed per log series. This means if the same component/key channel is logged by two different recorders they can not write to the same log directory.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • base_directory [string] [default=”/tmp/isaac”]: The base directory used as part of the log directory (see class comment)
  • tag [string] [default=”“]: A tag used as part of the log directory (see class comment)
  • enabled [bool] [default=true]: Can be used to disable logging.

isaac.alice.Replay

Description

Replays data from a log file which was recorded by a Recorder component. See the documentation for the Recorder component for more information.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • cask_directory [string] [default=”“]: The cask directory used to replay data from
  • replay_time_offset [int64_t] [default=0]: Time offset to start a replay from between a log
  • use_recorded_message_time [bool] [default=false]: Decides whether to use recorded message pubtime and acqtime or replay current time as pubtime and synchronize the acqtime using the starting time of the replay.
  • loop [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled replay will start from the beginning when it was replayed

isaac.alice.ReplayBridge

Description

Communication Bridge between WebsightServer and Replay Node

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • request [nlohmann::json]: Request to replay node

Outgoing messages

  • reply [nlohmann::json]: Reply from replay node

Parameters

  • replay_component_name [string] [default=]: Replay component name in format node/component. Ex: replay/isaac.alice.Replay

isaac.alice.Scheduling

Description

This component contains scheduling information for codelets. Parameters apply to all components in a node. If the component is not present, default parameters are used.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • priority [int] [default=0]: Controls the relative priority of a codelet task within a timeslice window Used for periodic and event driven codelets. Higher values have higher priority
  • slack [double] [default=0]: Controls how much variation in start time is allowed when executing a codelet Used for periodic and event driven codelets. The parameter unit is seconds
  • deadline [double] [default=]: Set the expected time that the codelet will take to complete processing. If no value is specified periodic tasks will assume the period of the task and other tasks will assume there is no deadline. The parameter unit is seconds
  • execution_group [string] [default=”“]: Sets the execution group for the codelet. Users can define groups in the scheduler configuration. If an execution_group is specified it overrides default behaviors.

If no value is specified it will attempt to use the default configuration The default configuration provided creates three groups

-BlockingGroup – Blocking threads run according to OS scheduling. Default for tickBlocking. -WorkerGroup – One Worker thread per core execute tick functions for tickPeriodic/OnEvent.

Note: tickBlocking spawns a worker thread for the blocking task which if executed in the WorkerGroup can interfere with worker thread execution due to OS scheduling. Removing the default groups could lead to instabilities if not careful.

isaac.alice.Sight

Description

This component is a proxy to access and expose sight functionalities to components. This component is added to every node by default. It should not be added to a node manually.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.Subgraph

Description

Creates interface for a subgraph. Subgraphs JSON files are modular and meaningful collections of nodes, edges, and configurations that are ready to be plugged-in when creating application JSON files. For ease of use, each subgraph has an interface node of isaac::alice::Subgraph type registered here. Interface node receives and transmits messages for the other nodes of the subgraph, so that an application using this subgraph can edge with the interface node instead of directly communicating with other nodes within the subgraph. In the future, in addition to message passing, interface nodes will 1. read parameters set by user and map them to other components in the subgraph, 2. pass handles to the behavior trees within the subgraph, 3. sync poses between inside and outside the subgraph.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.alice.Subprocess

Description

Runs specific command via std::system on start and stop.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • start_command [string] [default=]: The command to run on start
  • stop_command [string] [default=]: The command to run on stop

isaac.alice.TcpPublisher

Description

Sends messages via a TCP network socket. This components waits for clients to connect and will forward all messages which are sent to it to connected clients.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • port [int] [default=]: The TCP port number used to wait for connections and to publish messages.

isaac.alice.TcpSubscriber

Description

Receifves messages from a TCP network socket. This components connects to a socket and will publish all messages it receives on the socket.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • host [string] [default=]: The IP adress of the remote host from which messages will be received.
  • port [int] [default=]: The TCP port number on which the remove host is publishing messages.
  • reconnect_interval [double] [default=0.5]: If a connection to the remote can not be established or breaks we try to restablish the connection at this interval (in seconds).
  • update_pubtime [bool] [default=true]: If set to true publish timestamp will be set when the message is received; otherwise the original publish timestamp issued by the remote will be used.

isaac.alice.Throttle

Description

Throttles messages on a data channel. If use_signal_channel is enabled a signal channel is used as a heartbeat. Messages on the data channel will only be published whenever a message on the signal channel was received. In any case minimum_interval is used to additionally throttle the output.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • data_channel [string] [default=]: The name of the data channel to be throttled
  • output_channel [string] [default=]: The name of the output data channel with throttled data
  • minimum_interval [double] [default=0.0]: The minimal time period after which a message can be published again on the data channel.
  • use_signal_channel [bool] [default=true]: If enabled the signal channel will define which incoming messages are passed on. This enables the parameters signal_channel and acqtime_tolerance.
  • signal_channel [string] [default=]: The name of the signal channel used for throttling
  • acqtime_tolerance [int] [default=]: The tolerance on the acqtime to match data and signal channels. If this parameter is not specified the latest available message on the data channel will be taken.

isaac.alice.TimeOffset

Description

Adds a time offset to a message stream. The current implementation will create copies of incoming messages.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • input_channel [string] [default=”input”]: The name of message channel which will have it’s time stamps changed.
  • output_channel [string] [default=”output”]: The name of message channel with changed timestamps.
  • acqtime_offset [int64_t] [default=0]: A time offset in nanoseconds which will be added to the acquisition time of incoming messages.

isaac.alice.TimeSynchronizer

Description

Helps time synchronization of messages. “app-clock” starts when the application starts. Therefore “app-clock”s of two different applications running at the same time will potentially vary substantially. To sync messages between two applications, we need to resort to a common clock. Currenlty, only time_since_epoch is supported as the common clock, which will be the same for applications running on same device. More “mode”s will be added later. Currently, only Tcp communication is synchronized. To sync messages that are sent to or received through network, simply add a TimeSynchronizer component to the node(s) with TcpPublishers and TcpSubscribers. Publisher will use syncToAppTime and Subscriber will use appToSyncTime. Messages within an app will be in “app-clock”, but messages over network will be in “sync-clock”.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.audio.AudioCapture

Description

Isaac sensor codelet to capture and publish the audio data from a microphone. This reads audio data from an arbitrary number of microphones using the ALSA drivers on the linux distribution. The codelet can be configured to initialize the ALSA driver to capture audio with required sample rate, bit format and number of audio channels.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • audio_capture [AudioDataProto]: Captured audio data packets and their configuration is published.

Parameters

  • capture_card_name [string] [default=]: Audio device name as string. Keep empty for default selection.
  • sample_rate [int] [default=16000]: Sample rate of the audio data
  • num_channels [int] [default=6]: Number of channels present in audio data
  • audio_frame_in_milliseconds [int] [default=100]: Time duration of one audio frame
  • ticks_per_frame [int] [default=5]: Number of times to query ALSA inside 1 audio frame duration

isaac.audio.AudioEnergyCalculation

Description

Feature codelet to compute average energy per audio packet. The energy is averaged over the configured list of channels for each audio packet. This energy is measured in decibels (dB).

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • audio_packets [AudioDataProto]: Receive the multi-channeled audio packets for computing the energy.

Outgoing messages

  • audio_energy [StateProto]: The average energy in dB per audio packet is published.

Parameters

  • channel_indices [std::vector<int>] [default=]: Indices of the audio channels which are used for calculating the audio energy
  • reference_energy [double] [default=0]: Reference energy in decibels (dB). The energy of the audio packet is computed w.r.t. this reference energy. This is usually the Acoustic Overload Point or maximum dB value mentioned in the specification sheet of the microphone.

isaac.audio.AudioFileLoader

Description

Utility codelet to read raw PCM audio files from the filesystem and publish the contents as audio packets. This codelet can be used to load audio data from the files for playing system sounds or processing pre-recorded audio.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • audio_data_publish [AudioDataProto]: Publish the audio data and its configuration from the requested file

Parameters

  • pcm_filelist [std::vector<std::string>] [default=std::vector<std::string>()]: List of raw PCM audio files
  • sample_rate [int] [default=16000]: Sample rate of the PCM audio files
  • number_of_channels [int] [default=1]: Number of channels in the audio files

isaac.audio.AudioPlayback

Description

Isaac sensor codelet to play the received audio data on a speaker or any chosen playback device using the ALSA drivers in the Linux distribution. The ALSA driver is initialized with the audio configuration from the incoming message. This codelet drops any incoming messages until the previous playback is complete.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • audio_playback_input [AudioDataProto]: Receive the audio data to be played on the playback device.
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • playback_card_name [string] [default=”“]: Audio device name as string. For default device selection keep unused.

isaac.audio.SaveAudioToFile

Description

Saves audio data to a file

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • filepath [string] [default=”/tmp/audio-out-f32-16k.pcm”]: audio data will be saved to this file
  • enable_audio_dump [bool] [default=true]: flag to enable or disable runtime data dumping

isaac.audio.SoundSourceLocalization

Description

Feature codelet to compute the direction of the dominant sound source from the incoming audio data packets. The direction is measured as angle in radians from the reference axis. This currently supports only circular microphone arrays with at least 4 microphones.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • audio_packets [AudioDataProto]: Receive the multi-channeled audio packets for computing the direction.

Outgoing messages

  • audio_angle [StateProto]: Azimuth angle of the dominant sound source with respect to the reference axis (measured anti-clockwise) is published.

Parameters

  • audio_duration [float] [default=0.5f]: Duration (in seconds) of the audio data used for computation of the azimuth angle. The milliseconds equivalent of this value should be an integral multiple of the input audio duration in milliseconds.
  • microphone_distance [float] [default=0.0f]: Distance between two diagonally opposite microphones on the microphone array.
  • microphone_pairs [std::vector<Vector2i>] [default=]: Pairs of indices of the audio channels corresponding to microphone elements.
  • reference_offset_angle [int] [default=0]: Angle of first diagonaly opposite microphone pair with respect to the reference axis.

isaac.audio.TensorToAudioDecoder

Description

The component is developed as an post processor to waveglow DL model (ml/TorchInference) to help audio playback. The audio samples from TorchInference codelet are in TensorListProto message, but AudioPlayback needs AudioDataProto. This component will repackage data in TensorListProto as AudioDataProto and then publish.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensors [TensorListProto]: Receive tensor packets of dimension (1, x) where x = number of audio samples

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • sample_rate [int] [default=22050]: Sample rate of the audio received
  • num_channels [int] [default=1]: Number of channels in audio

isaac.audio.TextToMel

Description

Tacotron 2 streaming inference component for converting text to Mel spectrogram representation of speech. This component loops internally until the entire text is processed and publishes the Mel spectrograms of each processed token of text at regular intervals.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • mel_spectrogram [TensorListProto]: Sends Mel Spectrograms with dimension {1, 80, x} where x depends on text length

Parameters

  • session_timeout_value [double] [default=25.0]: The session timeout value determines how long a streaming TextToMel session can run after which it is terminated. After termination, remaining part of existing message gets discarded and the next text string message will be processed normally

isaac.audio.VoiceCommandConstruction

Description

Feature codelet to detect commands from series of keyword probabilities (received as 2D tensors). This codelet analyzes if the keywords detected form any of the the defined commands. If any command is identified, the command id along with a series of timestamps of audio packets that contributed to the command are published.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • keyword_probabilities [TensorListProto]: Receive keyword probabilities (generally produced by tensorflow inference) as 2D tensors. Only tensors with first dimension as 1 are accepted.

Outgoing messages

  • detected_command [VoiceCommandDetectionProto]: Publish the detected command id and list of timestamps of the contributing keywords.

Parameters

  • command_list [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: User defined command list
  • command_ids [std::vector<int>] [default=]: User defined command ids
  • max_frames_allowed_after_keyword_detected [int] [default=]: Maximum number of frames to look for a defined command after the trigger keyword is detected
  • probability_mean_window [int] [default=1]: Window size over which the keyword probability predictions are averaged.
  • num_classes [int] [default=]: Model specific params present in metadata Number of classes
  • classes [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: List of classes in same order as that present in model output
  • thresholds [std::vector<float>] [default=]: Probability thresholds per class

isaac.audio.VoiceCommandFeatureExtraction

Description

Feature codelet to extract the Mel Spectrogram and Delta features of the incoming audio packets. These features are used by the Keyword detection network for Voice Command Detection.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • audio_packets [AudioDataProto]: Receive audio packets to extract features

Outgoing messages

  • feature_tensors [TensorListProto]: Tensors of Extracted features

Parameters

  • audio_channel_index [int] [default=0]: Index of the channel in multi-channel input data used to detect voice commands.
  • minimum_time_between_inferences [float] [default=0.1]: Minimum time between two consecutive inferences
  • sample_rate [int] [default=]: Model specific params Sample rate of the audio supported
  • fft_length [int] [default=]: Length of Fourier transform window
  • num_mels [int] [default=]: Number of mel bins to be extracted
  • hop_size [int] [default=]: Stride for consecutive Fourier transform windows
  • window_length [int] [default=]: Length of one audio frame which is used for keyword detection. This is the number of time frames after computing STFT with above params

isaac.deepstream.Pipeline

Description

The Deepstream pipeline codelet leverages NVIDIA DeepStream SDK as a media tool. DeepStream and the open source GStreamer library provide a convenient and versatile method for acquiring, decoding, processing, and publishing multimedia in many different format. The communication channels of the codelet vary in numbers, types, and names. They are determined by the pipeline configuration. The codelet only ticks on received messages to be passed onto the media pipeline.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • pipeline [string] [default=”videotestsrc ! video/x-raw]: The Deepstream/GStreamer media pipelines. Note the usage of an appsink element for the entry points to Isaac. Equivalently, the appsrc for exit. The name of the element becomes the channel name. For example: appsrc name=<RX CHANNEL NAME>. For pipeline syntax, please read the command manual for gst-launch-1.0 or read this page: https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/tools/gst-launch.html For supported capabilities, formats, memory models, and equivalent Isaac messages, please refer to the component detailed documentation.

isaac.detect_net.DetectNetDecoder

Description

The DetectNetDecoder converts a TensorListProto of object detection values from the output of a DetectNetv2 network to a Detections2Proto type. DetectNetv2 is a ResNet-based model for multi-class object detection. For more information about DetectNetv2, see https://docs.nvidia.com/metropolis/TLT/tlt-getting-started-guide/index.html#training_gridbox. This codelet extracts all bounding boxes from the tensors, thresholds them on their confidence values, and filters out overlapping bounding boxes via non-maximum suppression.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_detection_tensors [TensorListProto]: Tensors from DetectNetv2 inference. The output of DetectNetv2 is two tensors, the first of which contains bounding boxes per class per grid box and is of size 4xN * R * C. The second contains confidence values per object per grid box and is of size N * R * C (where N = number of classes, R = grid rows, C = grid cols).

Outgoing messages

  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Output detections with bounding box, label, and confidence

Parameters

  • non_maximum_suppression_threshold [double] [default=0.6]: Non-maximum supression threshold. The greater this value is, the stricter the algorithm is when determining if two bounding boxes are detecting the same object.
  • confidence_threshold [double] [default=0.6]: Confidence threshold of the detection. Decreasing this value allows less confident detections be considered.
  • labels [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: Names of the classes trained by the network. The order and length of this list must correspond to the order and length of the labels given during training.
  • output_scale [Vector2d] [default=]: Output scale in [rows, cols] for the decoded bounding boxes output. For example, this could be the image resolution before downscaling to fit the network input tensor resolution.
  • bounding_box_scale [double] [default=35.0]: Bounding box normalization for both X and Y dimensions. This value is set in the DetectNetv2 training specification.
  • bounding_box_offset [double] [default=0.5]: Bounding box offset for both X and Y dimensions. This value is set in the DetectNetv2 training specification.

isaac.dynamixel.DynamixelDriver

Description

A motor driver for a Daisy chain of Dynamixel motors. This codelet receives desired motor speed commands via a message and publishes the current motor speeds as a state proto. Multiple checks and safe guards are used to protected the driver from misuse. The codelet also currently features a small debug mode in which individual motors can be tested with constant speed.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • command [StateProto]: The desired angular speeds for each motor

Outgoing messages

  • state [StateProto]: The measured angular speeds for each motor

Parameters

  • port [string] [default=”/dev/ttyUSB0”]: USB port where Dynamixel controller is located at. usb_port varies depending on the controller device, e.g., “/dev/ttyACM0” or “/dev/ttyUSB0”
  • baudrate [Baudrate] [default=Baudrate::k1M]: Baud rate of the Dynamixel bus. This is the rate of information transfer.
  • servo_model [Model] [default=Model::MX12W]: Model of servo (AX12A, XM430, MX12W, XC430)
  • control_mode [DynamixelMode] [default=DynamixelMode::kVelocity]: If set to true dynamixels are controlled in speed mode, otherwise they are controlled in position mode
  • servo_ids [std::vector<int>] [default=]: Unique identifier for Dynamixel servos. Each motor needs to be assigned a unique ID using the software provided by Dynamixel. This is a mandatory parameter.
  • torque_limit [double] [default=1.0]: Servo maximum torque limit. Caps the amount of torque the servo will apply. 0.0 is no torque, 1.0 is max available torque
  • max_speed [double] [default=6.0]: Maximum (absolute) angular speed for wheels
  • command_timeout [double] [default=0.3]: Commands received that are older than command_timeout seconds will be ignored. Kaya will stop if no message is received for command_timeout seconds.
  • debug_mode [bool] [default=false]: Enables debug mode in which all motors are driving with constant speed independent from incoming messages.
  • debug_speed [double] [default=1.0]: If debug mode is enabled, all motors will rotate with this speed.

isaac.flatsim.DifferentialBasePhysics

Description

Runs a very basic physics simulation which moves a differential based by following commands quite literally.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • robot_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node
  • wheel_acceleration_noise [double] [default=0.03]: Each step a random normal-distributed noise with the given sigma will be added to the desired wheel acceleration. The sigma will be scaled based on the time step and wheel speed.
  • wheel_acceleration_noise_decay [double] [default=0.995]: The wheel acceleration noise is additive simulating a random walk. To keep the noise bounded around zero it is multiplied with a decay factor at every timestep.
  • slippage_magnitude_range [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.00, 0.05)]: A random friction value is applied which effectively reduces the effect of wheel speed on wheel distance driven. A friction value of 0 zero means full tranmission, while a friction value of 1 means full slippage. Slippage is computed randomly using a uniform distribution with the given minium and maximum value.
  • slippage_duration_range [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.50, 1.25)]: The slippage value is maintained constant for a certain duration and then changed to a new value. The duration of the slippage is computed using a uniform distribution with given minimum and maximum value.
  • robot_init_pose_name [string] [default=”robot_init”]: Name of the pose in pose tree to use as the initial pose for robot

isaac.flatsim.DifferentialBaseSimulator

Description

Simulates a differential base by translating base commands into acutator commands, and by publishing base state computed based on rigid body state from the simulator

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • diff_base_command [StateProto]: Input command message with desired body speed (should be of type: DifferentialBaseControl)
  • physics_bodies [RigidBody3GroupProto]: Input state of the base rigid body as computed by physics

Outgoing messages

  • physics_actuation [ActuatorGroupProto]: Output actuator message with desired accelerations for each wheel
  • diff_base_state [StateProto]: Output state of differential base (DifferentialBaseDynamics)

Parameters

  • max_wheel_acceleration [double] [default=10.0]: The maximum acceleration for a wheel
  • power [double] [default=0.20]: How fast the base will accelerate towards the desired speed
  • flip_left_wheel [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled the direction of the left wheel will be flipped
  • flip_right_wheel [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled the direction of the right wheel will be flipped
  • robot_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node
  • joint_name_left_wheel [string] [default=”left_wheel”]: Name of the joint for left wheel
  • joint_name_right_wheel [string] [default=”right_wheel”]: Name of the joint for right wheel

isaac.flatsim.HolonomicBaseSimulator

Description

Simulates a holonomic base by translating base commands into acutator commands, and by publishing base state computed based on rigid body state from the simulator. Specifically, we are simulating a 3-Wheel Omnidirectional base.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • command [StateProto]: Input command message with desired body speed
  • physics_bodies [RigidBody3GroupProto]: Input state of the base rigid body as computed by physics

Outgoing messages

  • physics_actuation [ActuatorGroupProto]: Output actuator message with desired accelerations for each wheel
  • state [StateProto]: Output state of holonomic base

Parameters

  • wheel_base_length [double] [default=0.125]: Distance of each wheel from robot center of mass
  • wheel_radius [double] [default=0.041319]: Wheel radius
  • max_safe_speed [double] [default=0.3]: Max safe speed
  • max_angular_speed [double] [default=4.0]: Max turning rate
  • max_wheel_acceleration [double] [default=10.0]: The maximum acceleration for a wheel
  • power [double] [default=0.20]: How fast the base will accelerate towards the desired speed
  • flip_back_wheel [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled the direction of the back wheel will be flipped
  • flip_front_left_wheel [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled the direction of the front left wheel will be flipped
  • flip_front_right_wheel [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled the direction of the front right wheel will be flipped
  • robot_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node
  • joint_name_back_wheel [string] [default=”axle_0_joint”]: Name of the joint for back wheel
  • joint_name_front_left_wheel [string] [default=”axle_1_joint”]: Name of the joint for front left wheel
  • joint_name_front_right_wheel [string] [default=”axle_2_joint”]: Name of the joint for front right wheel

isaac.flatsim.SimRangeScan

Description

Simulates a 2D range scan

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Output a FlatScan proto: this is a list of beams (angle + distance)

Parameters

  • num_beams [int] [default=360]: The number of beams in the range scan
  • min_range [double] [default=0.25]: The minimum range at which obstacles are detected
  • max_range [double] [default=50.0]: The maximum range of the simulated LIDAR
  • min_angle [double] [default=0.0]: The min angle of simulated beams
  • max_angle [double] [default=TwoPi<double>]: The max angle of simulated beams
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node to use for tracing range scans

isaac.fuzzy.EfllFuzzyEngineExample

Description

A sample class demonstrating how to do fuzzy inference with EFLL

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.fuzzy.LfllFuzzyEngineExample

Description

A sample class demonstrating how to do fuzzy inference with LFLL

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.hgmm.HgmmPointCloudMatching

Description

Calculates ego pose with HGMM (Hierachical Gaussian Mixture Model) from input point cloud. https://research.nvidia.com/publication/2018-09_HGMM-Registration

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • cloud [PointCloudProto]: Takes as input point clouds from sensor like Lidar or Depth Camera
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • levels [int] [default=2]: The number of levels to build the HGMM tree. This number depends on the complexity of the scene geometry and the number of points in the point clouds. Typically, 2 works well for simple scenes/point clouds, though 3 empirically works better for denser point clouds like velodyne-32 or more. The higher the level, the more accurate the registration, but divergence becomes more probable. (the model overfits and becomes unstable.) 4+ typically reserved for high-fidelity 3d reconstructions, not 6 dof registration
  • convergence_threshold [float] [default=0.001]: The lower, the longer the algorithm takes to converge, but performance becomes better. 0.01: fast to converge but worse accuracy 0.001-0.0001: slow to converge but often better accuracy
  • max_iterations [int] [default=30]: Max iterations regardless of convergence. Most problems take on the order of 10-35 iterations per level for normal convergence tolerance ranges.
  • noise_floor [float] [default=0.000]: TODO Noise parameter (currently turned off). Used if data contains extreme outliers. In the meantime, basic filtering of input needs to be performed outside of HGMM model creation and registration
  • zero_x_y_minimal_z [float] [default=1]: Minimal z-coordinate for valid points with zero x-y coordinates. Used to drop invalid points from erronous source
  • regularization [float] [default=0.01]: Regularization to prevent singularities and overfitting If solution is diverging, parameter is too low. 0.0001: highly accurate but often unstable 0.001: highly accurate but possible divergence 0.01: robust convergence but higher error 0.1: very robust but possibly biased result
  • axis_length [double] [default=1.0]: Ego frame axis length
  • skip [int] [default=51]: Skipping points to reduce overload of visualization
  • history_size [int] [default=10]: Keeps past several history point clouds for visualization
  • max_distance [double] [default=10.0]: Visualizes no points beyond the distance

isaac.imu.IioBmi160

Description

Interface driver for an inertial measurement unit (IMU) BMI160 IIO device. Sets up the IMU device (accel + gyro), and publishes IMU data. Initialization failures will stop the node.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • imu_raw [ImuProto]: ImuProto is used to publish IMU data read from the buffer

Parameters

  • i2c_device_id [int] [default=1]: I2C device ID: matches ID of /dev/i2c-X
  • imu_T_imu [SO3d] [default=SO3d::FromAxisAngle(Vector3d{1, 0, 0}, Pi<double>)]: IMU Mounting Pose In the base case, the IMU is mounted on it’s back. Rotate 180 degrees about X-axis (flip Y and Z axes)

isaac.imu.ImuCalibration2D

Description

Codelet to perform Imu Calibration Provides access to the imu calibration library Creates (or updates) calibration file

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • imu_calibration_file [string] [default=”imu_calibration.out.json”]: path to output calibration file. This file will be created if it does not exist and overwritten if it exists.
  • imu_variance_stationary [double] [default=0.2]: Threshold for stationary variance
  • imu_window_length [int] [default=100]: Number of samples in window

isaac.imu.ImuCorrector

Description

Receives raw IMU data and removes biases either by using calibration data that is supplied or calibrating itself in the beginning.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • corrected [ImuProto]: Publish corrected IMU data

Parameters

  • calibration_file [string] [default=]: Optional calibration file. If a calibration file is provided, biases from the file will be removed from the IMU data. Otherwise we will calibrate in the beginning.
  • calibration_variance_stationary [double] [default=0.1]: Stationary variance for calibration
  • calibration_window_length [int] [default=100]: Number of samples in window for calibration

isaac.imu.ImuSim

Description

This codelet manages a single IMU sensor in the simulator User can provide biases, noises and optional calibration file as parameters

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • imu_raw [ImuProto]: Imu proto is used to publish raw Imu data received from simulator

Parameters

  • imu_name [string] [default=”imu”]: Name of the IMU rigid body This param is required and should match the config file for the sim
  • gravity_norm [double] [default=9.80665]: Imu specific parameters Norm of local gravitational constant
  • sampling_rate [double] [default=30.0]: Sampling Frequency
  • accel_bias [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Accelerometer Bias
  • accel_noise [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Accelerometer (zero mean) noise std dev
  • gyro_bias [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Gyroscope Bias
  • gyro_noise [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Gyroscope (zero mean) noise std dev

isaac.json.JsonMockup

Description

Reads a JSON from user-provided parameter and periodically publishes it as a JsonProto

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • json_mock [json] [default=]: The JSON to publish

isaac.json.JsonReplay

Description

Loads JSON messages from file and publishes one proto message per tick

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • json_proto [JsonProto]: JSON message read from the file

Parameters

  • jsonfile_path [string] [default=”/tmp/input.jsonl”]: Path to JSON file

isaac.json.JsonWriter

Description

This codelet writes all Jsons that are received through JsonProto messages and/or raw Json messages to a file. The output file is in the JSON Lines format, which is a newline-delimited JSON that is used for JSON streaming. For more information, see http://jsonlines.org/

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • json [JsonProto]: Incoming JSON message to write that is received as a proto
  • raw_json [Json]: Incoming JSON message to write that is received as a raw message
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • filename [string] [default=]: Path to write file. If the file already exists, it will be overwritten by this codelet.
  • indent [int] [default=-1]: Sets the indent of nlohmann::basic_json::dump(). Leave as -1 for the compact representation with no newlines. Set to positive for newlines with indent level.

isaac.kaya.KayaBaseDriver

Description

A driver for Kaya base with three wheels in triangular layout. The driver receives holonomic control commands and translates them to wheel motor commands which it outputs. On the other side it receives wheel-based state, translates them into holonomic base state and publishes them.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • base_command [StateProto]: The desired motion of Kaya of type messages::HolonomicBaseControls
  • wheel_state [StateProto]: The measured angular speeds for each wheel received from the motor driver. The order of wheels is the same as for the wheel_command channel.

Outgoing messages

  • base_state [StateProto]: The state of Kaya of type messages::HolonomicBaseDynamics
  • wheel_command [StateProto]: The desired angular speeds for each wheel to be sent to the motor driver. The order of wheels in the message is: front right, front left, back

Parameters

  • wheel_base_length [double] [default=0.125]: Distance of the wheel center to the robot center of rotation
  • wheel_radius [double] [default=0.04]: The radius of Kaya wheels
  • max_linear_speed [double] [default=0.3]: Maximum allowed linear speed
  • max_angular_speed [double] [default=0.5]: Maximum allowed angular speed

isaac.kinova_jaco.KinovaJaco

Description

A class to receive command and publish state information for the Kinova Jaco arm.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • cartesian_pose_command [StateProto]: Command for end effector position and orientation
  • joint_velocity_command [StateProto]: Command for angular velocities for joints

Outgoing messages

  • cartesian_pose [StateProto]: Current position and orientation of end effector
  • joint_position [StateProto]: Current angle, in Radians, for each joint (7-dof)
  • joint_velocity [StateProto]: Current angular velocity, in Radians/sec, for each joint (7-dof)
  • finger_position [StateProto]: Current position for each finger

Parameters

  • kinova_jaco_sdk_path [string] [default=]: Path to JacoSDK is set in jaco_driver_config.json. Driver is tested for use with JACO2SDK v1.4.2 Jaco SDK source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_jLW5EWX9j3aY3NGiBps7r77U2L64S_/view
  • control_mode [ControlMode] [default=kCartesianPose]: Set control mode for arm. Can only accept commands corresponding to the current mode.

isaac.lidar_slam.Cartographer

Description

This component wraps the Google Cartographer LIDAR SLAM library for ISAAC SDK. You can learn more about Cartographer on their webpage: https://google-cartographer.readthedocs.io/en/latest/. Please note that Cartographer is an experimental library and that results may vary depending on the LIDAR you are using or the environment you are trying to map.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Cartographer uses a 2D LIDAR scan to build the map
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • lua_configuration_directory [string] [default=”“]: Folders to search for Cartographer lua scripts, separated by comma
  • lua_configuration_basename [string] [default=”“]: File name of the specific Cartographer lua script to load
  • output_path [string] [default=”/tmp”]: Folder to write submaps and generated map
  • background_size [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(1500, 1500)]: The size of the canvas for visualizing the map in sight (in grid cells)
  • background_translation [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(-75, -75)]: Translation to apply on background image (in meters)
  • num_visible_submaps [int] [default=8]: Only the most recent submaps are visualized with sight for performance reasons.

isaac.lidar_slam.GMapping

Description

This component wraps the GMapping LIDAR SLAM library for ISAAC SDK. You can learn more about GMapping on their webpage: https://openslam-org.github.io/gmapping.html. Please note that GMapping is an experimental library and that results may vary depending on the LIDAR you are using or the environment you are trying to map.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: GMapping uses a 2D LIDAR scan to build the map
  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: Odometry can either be read from this message or from the pose tree. The message is only used if the parameter use_pose_tree is set to false, otherwise odometry is read from the pose tree.
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • file_path [string] [default=”/tmp”]: Directory path used to save map snapshots
  • build_map_period [double] [default=2.0]: How often the map is recomputed, in seconds
  • laser_matcher_resolution [double] [default=DegToRad(3.0)]: Resolution to be used in scan matcher angles
  • map_x_max [double] [default=100.]: Maximum x value of the initial map
  • map_y_max [double] [default=100.]: Maximum y value of the initial map
  • map_x_min [double] [default=-100.]: Minimum x value of the initial map
  • map_y_min [double] [default=-100.]: Minimum y value of the initial map
  • map_resolution [double] [default=0.1]: Distance between each pixel in the map
  • max_range [double] [default=32.0]: The maximum range of the lidar. This value should be close to the physical range of the lidar to exploit as much of the available information. This value must not be larger than the range of lidar for GMapping to operate.
  • map_update_range [double] [default=30.0]: The range within which the map is updated. The update range must be smaller or equal to the maximum range parameter as it relies on the lidar range information. The value chosen allows the tradeoff between the map global consistency and its sharpness.
  • number_particles [int] [default=40]: Number of particles used to estimate position of the robot
  • linear_distance [double] [default=0.3]: Linear threshold used to attempt scan matching
  • angular_distance [double] [default=0.1]: Angular threshold used to attempt scan matching
  • use_pose_tree [bool] [default=false]: Whether robot pose is read from pose tree or RX channel

isaac.map.Map

Description

This component is used to mark a node as a map and gives convenient access to the various map layers and also some cross-layer functionality.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • graph_file_name [string] [default=”“]: Filename under which to store the current graph whenever there is an update to the map.
  • config_file_name [string] [default=”“]: Filename under which to store the current configuration whenever there is an update to the map.

isaac.map.MapBridge

Description

A bridge for communication between map container and WebsightServer

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • request [nlohmann::json]: Request to the MapBridge

Outgoing messages

  • reply [nlohmann::json]: Reply from the MapBridge
Parameters
(none)

isaac.map.ObstacleAtlas

Description

A component which holds a virtual representation of obstacles detected around the robot. Currently distance maps and spherical obstacles are available. This component is thread safe and can be accessed from other components without message passing.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • static_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Frame which can be considered static, it is used to do time synchronization of obstacles.

isaac.map.OccupancyGridMapLayer

Description

A grid map layer for a map node. It provides access to an occupancy grid map which stores for each cell whether the cell is blocked or free. It also holds a distance map computed based on occupancy grid map which contains the distance to the nearest obstacle for each cell computed based on a given threshold.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • filename [string] [default=]: Filename of greyscale PNG which will be loaded as the occupancy grid map
  • cell_size [double] [default=]: Size of one map pixel in meters
  • threshold [double] [default=0.4]: Threshold used to compute the distance map. Cells with a value larger than this threshold are assumed to be blocked.

isaac.map.PolygonMapLayer

Description

A map layer which holds annotated polygons and provides various methods to access them

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • polygons [json] [default=nlohmann::json::object()]: A json object from configuration containing the polygons.
Layout:
  {
    "poly1": {
       "points": [[<polygon point1>], [<polygon point2>]],
     },
  }
  • color [Vector3i] [default=(Vector3i{255, 0, 0})]: Layer color.
  • frame [string] [default=”world”]: Frame the polygons are defined in.
  • obstacle_max_distance [double] [default=1.5]: The maximum distance to consider to create the obstacle from the polygons
  • obstacle_pixel_size [double] [default=0.1]: The resolution of the map used to create the obstacle from the polygons

isaac.map.Spline

Description

A component which holds a Catmull-Rom spline. If a file name is set, this component will read spline points from file. A function to publish the spline as json message is provided.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • json [JsonProto]: Outgoing message that defines this spline

Parameters

  • filename [string] [default=]: If set, spline points will be read from file. Expected layout:
{
“keypoints”: [
[2.3, 4.5], [1.1, 7.5], [0.0, -4.5], [-2.2, 0.1]

], “knot”: 0.5

}

isaac.map.WaypointMapLayer

Description

A map layer which holds annotated waypoints and provides various methods to access them

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • waypoints [json] [default=nlohmann::json::object()]: A json object from configuration containing the waypoints.
Layout:
  {
    "wp1": { "pose": [1,0,0,0,0,0,0], "radius": 0.5 },
    "wp3": { "pose": [1,0,0,0,0.1,-1.2,0], "color": [54.0, 127.0, 255.0] }
  }

isaac.message_generators.CameraGenerator

Description

CameraGenerator publishes left and right color images and a left depth image with made up data.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • rows [int] [default=1080]: The number of rows for generated data
  • cols [int] [default=1920]: The number of columns for generated data

isaac.message_generators.ConfusionMatrixGenerator

Description

Binarizes the segmentation output based on a user-defined threshold

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • confusion_matrix [ConfusionMatrixProto]: Output segmentation prediction with regulated probabilities
Parameters
(none)

isaac.message_generators.Detections2Generator

Description

Codelet to publish mock bounding box detections. It takes a user defined JSON which specifies the class and the bounding box rectangle coordinates for the detections and creates a Detections2Proto message out of it.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • detection_configuration [json] [default={}]: Parameter defining the configuration of the detections we need to mock.
Format: [ { “class_label”: “A”, “confidence”: 0.8,
“bounding_box_coordinates”: [0.0, 0.0, 100.0, 100.0] } ]

The bounding box coordinates are of the form (x1, y1, x2, y2)

isaac.message_generators.DifferentialBaseControlGenerator

Description

Generates periodic differential base states with specified parameters

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • command [StateProto]: Output a navigation::DifferentialBaseControl state message.

Parameters

  • linear_speed [double] [default=0.8]: Linear speed in outgoing state message
  • angular_speed [double] [default=-0.1]: Angular speed in outgoing state message

isaac.message_generators.DifferentialBaseStateGenerator

Description

Generates periodic differential base states with specified parameters

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • state [StateProto]: Output state of differential base (DifferentialBaseDynamics)

Parameters

  • linear_speed [double] [default=1.0]: Linear speed in outgoing state message
  • angular_speed [double] [default=0.1]: Angular speed in outgoing state message
  • linear_acceleration [double] [default=-0.1]: Linear acceleration in outgoing state message
  • angular_acceleration [double] [default=0.05]: Angular acceleration in outgoing state message

isaac.message_generators.FlatscanGenerator

Description

FlatscanGenerator publishes a FlatscanProto periodically. Angles are parameterized. Ranges can be optionally randomized by adding an alice::Random component to the same node and setting a range_standard_deviation.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • invalid_range_threshold [double] [default=0.2]: Beams with a range smaller than or equal to this distance are considered to have returned an invalid measurement.
  • out_of_range_threshold [double] [default=100.0]: Beams with a range larger than or equal to this distance are considered to not have hit an obstacle within the maximum possible range of the sensor.
  • beam_count [int] [default=1800]: Number of beams in outgoing message
  • angles_range [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.0, TwoPi<double>)]: Azimuth angle range for the beams
  • range_mean [double] [default=20.0]: Mean value for the ranges.
  • range_standard_deviation [double] [default=]: Standard deviation for the range values. Requires an alice::Random component in the same node.

isaac.message_generators.ImageLoader

Description

Reads images from file systems and outputs them as messages. This can for example be used to create mock up tests when no camera hardware is available. This codelet encodes the raw image as a ColorCameraProto message containing the RGB image (and camera intrinsic information).

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • color_filename [string] [default=]: Path of the color image file. The image is expected to be a 3-channel RGB PNG.
  • depth_filename [string] [default=]: Path of the depth image file. The image is expected to be a 1-channel 16-bit greyscale PNG.
  • color_glob_pattern [string] [default=]: Path of the color image directory. The directory is expected to contain only 3-channel RGB PNG.

The directory name should be specified according to the rules set used by the shell (See glob(7), POSIX.2, 3.13). eg: ‘./*’ locates all file names in ./

‘./*.py’ locates all .py files in ./
  • loop_images [bool] [default=true]: The images in the specified directory plays in a loop if set to true. Otherwise it plays once.
  • sort_by_number [bool] [default=false]: The images in the directory are sorted by NUMBER when they are ‘NUMBER.jpg’ or ‘NUMBER.png’.
  • depth_scale [double] [default=0.001]: A scale parameter to convert 16-bit depth to f32 depth
  • distortion_model [string] [default=”brown”]: Image undistortion model. Must be ‘brown’ or ‘fisheye’
  • focal_length [Vector2d] [default=]: Focal length in pixels
  • optical_center [Vector2d] [default=]: Optical center in pixels
  • distortion_coefficients [Vector5d] [default=Vector5d::Zero()]: Distortion coefficients (see the DistortionProto in Camera.capnp for details)
  • min_depth [double] [default=0.0]: Minimum depth
  • max_depth [double] [default=10.0]: Maximum depth

isaac.message_generators.LatticeGenerator

Description

Creates a lattice proto which represents a grid map. This information includes the cell size, name of the lattice frame and dimensions of the lattice in pixels. The codelet also computes the pose of the reference frame with respect to the lattice using the dimensions of the lattice and the relative offset of the reference frame with respect to the lattice. This pose is set in the pose tree.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • gridmap_lattice [LatticeProto]: Output lattice proto. This contains relevant information about the corresponding gridmap.

Parameters

  • cell_size [double] [default=0.05]: Parameter defining the cell size in metres.
  • dimensions [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(256, 256)]: The dimensions of the grid map in pixels
  • lattice_frame_name [string] [default=”gridmap_frame”]: The name of the lattice coordinate frame. This will be used to write the pose of the gridmap relative to the reference frame in the pose tree.
  • reference_frame_name [string] [default=”ref”]: Name of the reference frame
  • relative_offset [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.0, -0.5)]: Percentage offset of robot relative to the map. The offset determines the position of the robot (or the reference frame) with respect to the grid map created. The origin of the grid map is considered to be at the top-left of the grid. The x parameter defines the percentage offset for the rows (positive is in the upward direction and negative is in the downward direction), and the y parameter defines the offset for the columns (positive is in the left direction and negative is in the right direction). Determining the offset using a percentage basis makes it agnostic to the dimensions of the map. The default value fixes the refrence frame at the top-center of the grid map.

isaac.message_generators.PanTiltStateGenerator

Description

Generates periodic PanTiltState with specified pattern

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • target [StateProto]: Output, List of AprilTag fiducials

Parameters

  • pan_max_angle [double] [default=1.0471975511965976]: Max panning on one side in Rad
  • pan_offset_angle [double] [default=0.0]: Degree offset for panning
  • pan_speed [double] [default=0.1]: Speed for panning in round/second
  • pan_mode [WaveMode] [default=WaveMode::kSinus]: Wave function for panning
  • tilt_max_angle [double] [default=0.5235987755982988]: Max tilting on one side in degree
  • tilt_offset_angle [double] [default=0.0]: Degree offset of tilting
  • tilt_speed [double] [default=0.1]: Speed for tilting in round/second
  • tilt_mode [WaveMode] [default=WaveMode::kSinus]: Wave function for tilting

isaac.message_generators.Plan2Generator

Description

Plan2Generator creates plan which goes straight

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • plan [Plan2Proto]: The plan generated as specified via parameters

Parameters

  • count [int] [default=10]: Number of steps in the plan
  • step [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(1.0, 0.0)]: The translation delta for every step in the plan

isaac.message_generators.PointCloudGenerator

Description

Generate point cloud messages to send out.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • point_cloud [PointCloudProto]: Outgoing proto messages used to publish the point cloud messages.

Parameters

  • point_count [int] [default=10000]: Total number of point to generate.
  • point_per_message [int] [default=100]: Maximum number of points in a single given message.
  • has_normals [bool] [default=false]: Whether there should be normals in the messages, as many as the number of points.
  • has_colors [bool] [default=false]: Whether there should be colors in the messages, as many as the number of points.
  • has_intensities [bool] [default=false]: Whether there should be intensities in the messages, as many as the number of points.

isaac.message_generators.PoseGenerator

Description

PoseGenerator creates a series of poses which moves by step every tick

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • lhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the left side of the pose
  • rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the reference frame of the right side of the pose
  • initial_pose [Pose3d] [default=Pose3d::Identity()]: Initial pose
  • step [Pose3d] [default=Pose3d::Translation({1.0, 0.0, 0.0})]: The pose delta for every tick

isaac.message_generators.RangeScanGenerator

Description

RangeScanGenerator publishes a RangeScanProto periodically. Simulates a range scan in a radial-symmetric world with desired parameters.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • azimuth_angle_range [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.0, TwoPi<double>)]: Azimuth angle range for the beams. (2pi, 0) would produce counter-clockwise rotation.
  • num_slices [int] [default=16]: Number of (horizontal) ray slices that cover azimuth_angle_range
  • num_slices_per_message [int] [default=0]: Number of (horizontal) ray slices published with each message. 0 means publish num_slices each message. Needs to be smaller than num_slices.
  • vertical_beam_angles [std::vector<double>] [default=std::vector<double>({DegToRad(-15.0), DegToRad(-7.0), DegToRad(-3.0), DegToRad(-1.0), DegToRad(+1.0), DegToRad(+3.0), DegToRad(+7.0), DegToRad(+15.0)})]: The (vertical) beam angles to use for every slice
  • max_range [double] [default=100.0]: Out of range threshold
  • min_range [double] [default=0.0]: Invalid range threshold
  • range_domain_max [double] [default=110.0]: Max value of the range domain. Used when normalizing range values.
  • delta_time [int] [default=50‘000]: Delay in microseconds between firing. Default is 20 Hz.
  • intensity_denormalizer [double] [default=1.0]: Scale factor which can be used to convert an intensity value from an 8-bit integer to meters.
  • height [double] [default=1.0]: The height of the lidar over the ground plane
  • segments [std::vector<geometry::LineSegment2d>] [default={}]: Lines in range / height plane which define the world

Layout: [

[ [-100.0, 0.0], [100.0, 0.0] ], [ [ 0.0, 0.0], [ 20.0, 2.0] ]

]

isaac.message_generators.RigidBody3GroupGenerator

Description

Publishes messages with a single body using configured values

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • body_name [string] [default=”dummy_body”]: Name of the body
  • reference_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Reference frame for the body
  • pose [Pose3d] [default=Pose3d::Identity()]: Pose of the body with respect to the reference frame
  • linear_velocity [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Linear velocity of the body
  • angular_velocity [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Angular velocity of the body
  • linear_acceleration [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Linear acceleration of the body
  • angular_acceleration [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Angular acceleration of the body

isaac.message_generators.TensorListGenerator

Description

TensorListGenerator creates lists of tensors from nothing.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • sample [TensorListProto]: Produced random list of tensors with the specified dimensions

Parameters

  • num_tensors [int] [default=3]: Number of tensors per sample
  • dimensions [Vector3i] [default=Vector3i(3, 640, 480)]: Dimensions of the generated rank 3 tensor
  • element_type [TensorListGeneratorElementType] [default=TensorListGeneratorElementType::kFloat32]: The element type for the tensor

isaac.message_generators.TrajectoryListGenerator

Description

TrajectoryListGenerator publishes a trajectory with made up data. The fake trajectory is a vertical helix, in 3D, centered on the reference frame origin, spinning around the Z axis.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • frame [string] [default=”world”]: Reference frame for the generated trajectories.
  • position_count [int] [default=60]: Number of positions in the generated trajectory.
  • helix_radius [double] [default=5.0]: The radius of the vertical helix created as the made up trajectory.
  • position_delta_angle [double] [default=0.1]: The delta angle between each positions in the generated trajectory.

isaac.ml.ColorCameraEncoderCpu

Description

ColorCameraEncoderCpu encodes images for input into the object segmentation neural network. Implementation performs work on the cpu.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: The sample will be a list of one tensor. It will represent the RGB image with each pixel normalized in the range [-1, 1].

Parameters

  • rows [int] [default=960]: The image is resized before it is encoded. Currently, only downsampling is supported for this. Number of pixels in the height dimension of the downsampled image.
  • cols [int] [default=540]: The image is resized before it is encoded. Currently, only downsampling is supported for this. Number of pixels in the width dimension of the downsampled image.
  • pixel_normalization_mode [ImageToTensorNormalization] [default=ImageToTensorNormalization::kNone]: Type of Normalization to be performed.
  • tensor_index_order [ImageToTensorIndexOrder] [default=ImageToTensorIndexOrder::k012]: The indexing order, default is {row, column, channel}

isaac.ml.ColorCameraEncoderCuda

Description

ColorCameraEncoderCpu takes in a ColorCameraProto and outputs a downsampled image stored in a 3D tensor (WxHx3). The tensor is published as a TensorListProto containing only one tensor. This codelet also supports downsampling, which reduces the image to a smaller, user-defined size.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: The sample will be a list of one tensor. It will represent the RGB image with each pixel normalized in the range [-1, 1].

Parameters

  • rows [int] [default=960]: The image is resized before it is encoded. Currently, only downsampling is supported for this. Number of pixels in the height dimension of the downsampled image.
  • cols [int] [default=540]: The image is resized before it is encoded. Currently, only downsampling is supported for this. Number of pixels in the width dimension of the downsampled image.
  • keep_aspect_ratio [bool] [default=true]: The aspect ration of the image is preserved during resizing, the ROI is centered and padded.
  • pixel_normalization_mode [ImageToTensorNormalization] [default=ImageToTensorNormalization::kUnit]: Type of Normalization to be performed. Todo: Add additional normalization modes besides unit for cuda
  • tensor_index_order [ImageToTensorIndexOrder] [default=ImageToTensorIndexOrder::k012]: The indexing order, default is {row, column, channel}

isaac.ml.ConfusionMatrixAggregator

Description

Accumulates evaluation metrics of an object detection algorithm across multiple images. Sums the confusion matrices of two ObjectDetectionMetricsProto messages. Each time a new metrics message is received, this codelet updates the accumulated metrics and publishes them in an outgoing ObjectDetectionMetricsProto message.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • confusion_matrix_slice_index [int] [default=0]: Index to specify which slice of the confusion matrix we want to visualize. The slicing is done along the third dimension. Hence each slice of the matrix represents a 2D tensor which is a single confusion matrix for a particular intersection over union threshold.

isaac.ml.Detection3Encoder

Description

Encodes 3D detections into tensor list

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: Output tensor list would contain one tensor of dimension N-by-8 N: Number of rigid bodies, Columns 0-2 are translations in the order (x, y, z), Columns 3-6 are orientations in quaternions in the order (qw, qx, qy, qz), Column 7 is the class id of the rigid body Example: {{x1, y1, z1, qw1, qx1, qy1, qz1, id1},…,{xN, yN, zN, qwN, qxN, qyN, qzN, idN}}

Parameters

  • class_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={}]: List of class names to detect as string

isaac.ml.DetectionComparer

Description

Evaluates the object detection predicted output as compared to the ground truth. Academic standards for evaluating object detection models involve conputing the confusion matrix parameters of the predicted detections over a range of intersection over union thresholds. Intersection over union between two bounding boxes is calculated by the following formula - (Area of intersection between the two bounding boxes) / (Area of their union) Thus, it defines the degree of overlap between two bounding box rectangles. If the two bounding boxes are prefectly overlapped, the intersection over union score for them would be 1.0.

This codelet computes a confusion matrix for each sample, of dimensions (num_classes + 1) * (num_classes + 1) * num_iou_thresholds. The element at (i, j, k) represents the number of detections in that sample which had ground truth class label as class i and were predicted as class j using intersection over union threshold of k. The last element of the 0th and 1st dimensions represent the background class (bg). An example confusion matrix for classes A and B for a single intersection over union threshold would be -

A B bg

A ( 2 0 0 ) B ( 0 3 0 ) bg ( 0 0 0 )

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • metrics [ConfusionMatrixProto]: Output containing the evaluated metrics for the detections in a single sample.

The output message contains the following information - * Number of image samples over which the metrics were computed. * List of intersection over union thresholds over which the metrics were computed. * A 3D tensor representing the confusion matrices calculated over these intersection over union

thresholds. Each two-dimensional slice of the tensor along the third axis represents the confusion matrix computed for a particular intersection over union threshold.

Parameters

  • intersection_over_union_thresholds [std::vector<double>] [default=std::vector<double>({0.5, 0.8, 0.95})]: List of intersection over union thresholds over which the metrics are computed
  • class_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={}]: The allowed class names for the ground truth and predicted detections. The confusion matrix is constructed by assigning an index to each of these classes and one for the background class. If a sample contains any class other than the ones specified here, it gets dropped.

isaac.ml.DetectionDecoder

Description

DetectionDecoder converts a TensorListProto of object detection values to a Detections2Proto type. This codelet has the inverse functionality of the DetectionEncoder codelet. Each detection in the TensorList is represented in the format {bounding_box<x1, y1, x2, y2>, objectness, probability(class1, class2.. class<i>… class<N>)}. bounding_box represents the minimum and maximum coordinates of the bounding box. Predicted objectness is the confidence score which reflects how likely the box contains an object. probability(class>i) is the probability that the detected object belongs to a particular class i, where i is in the range 1-total number of classes N.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_detection_tensors [TensorListProto]: Input detection proto in the format
proto[0]- Bounding Box Parameters which include
{{bounding_box1{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1,…probability<N>}},

{bounding_box2{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1… probability<N>}} …..{bounding_box<K>{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1, probability2…. probability<N>}}} N : Number of classes the network is trained on K : Number of Bounding Boxes predicted For a network, the expected number of bounding boxes generated in each output layer is : (grid_size * grid_size) * num_bboxes_per_grid where grid_size : network_height/output_layer_stride output_layer_stride : ratio at which the layer downscales the input num_bboxes_per_grid : Number of bounding box predictions per grid bounding_box<K> - Minimum and maximum (x, y) coordinates objectness - confidence of whether an object is present in the bounding box probability<N> : Confidence that the object present in the bounding box belongs to class<N> The number of classes is a parameter defined in the network_config proto(proto[1]) Example: For a yolov3-tiny network trained on N classes with network dimension 416x416 with 2 output layers, the expected number of bounding boxes generated is : (grid_size1*grid_size1 + grid_size2*grid_size2) * num_bboxes_per_grid yolov3-tiny has 2 output layers of stride 32 and 16, Therefore the corresponding gridsizes will be grid_size1 = 416/32 = 13 and grid_size2 = 416/16 = 26 and num_bboxes_per_grid = 3 Therefore num_bboxes = (13*13 + 26*26)*3 = 2535 The output tensor will be an array representing the 2535 detections where each detection format will be tensor<0-4> : {x1, y1, x2, y2} represents the minimum and maximum bounding box coordinates tensor<5> : objectness : the confidence that an object exists in the bounding box tensor<6 - 6 + N> : p1, … p<N> : confidence that the detected object belongs to class index i in the range (1-N). proto[1] - Network config parameters which include {network_width, network_height, image_width, image_height, number_classes trained on, number of parameters for each bounding box{excluding probability of classes} Example: For a yolov3-tiny network trained on 6 classes with network height 416x416 which runs inference on an image size 1280x720 where the number of parameters if 5 which includes 4 bounding boxes and objectness score, the tensor representing network config includes tensor(0-5) = {416, 416, 1280, 720, 6, 5}

Outgoing messages

  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Output detections with bounding box, label, and confidence Poses will not be populated here.

Parameters

  • nms_threshold [double] [default=0.6]: NonMaximum Supression threshold
  • confidence_threshold [double] [default=0.6]: Confidence threshold of the detection
  • labels_file_path [string] [default=”labels.txt”]: Path of the labels file with the name of classes trained by the network Every line of the labels file corresponds to the class name

isaac.ml.DetectionEncoder

Description

Encodes detection for input into the object detection neural network.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: The tensor will contain detection labels of size N x 5 where N is the number of bounding boxes in a single image

Parameters

  • class_names [json] [default={}]: The class names of our detection objects.
  • area_threshold [double] [default=10.0]: The minimum area of bounding boxes

isaac.ml.DetectionImageExtraction

Description

This codelet takes an image and list of detections as input. For each detection, the input is cropped to the bounding box and downsampled to the target size. The output is a rank 4 tensor of either NCHW or NHWC order, with the downsampled images separated by the batch dimension. All operations are performed using cuda based functionality.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_detections [Detections2Proto]: Input list of bounding boxes to crop to. Labels and confidence are not used.
  • input_image [ColorCameraProto]: Input image from which to crop and resize.

Outgoing messages

  • output_tensors [TensorListProto]: Cropped and resized output as batch of image tensors.

Parameters

  • downsample_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Target dimensions (rows, cols) for downsample after crop.
  • pixel_normalization_mode [ImageToTensorNormalization] [default=ImageToTensorNormalization::kUnit]: Type of Normalization to be performed.
  • tensor_index_order [ImageToTensorIndexOrder] [default=ImageToTensorIndexOrder::k201]: The indexing order, default is {channel, row, column}.

isaac.ml.Detections3Comparer

Description

Helper codelet that compute the rotation and translation error between two poses and output as JSON.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • statistics [JsonProto]: Outputs statistics about the reference_poses and the predicted_poses.
Parameters
(none)

isaac.ml.EvaluateSegmentation

Description

Evaluates the segmentation output as compared to the ground truth. Computes the average pixel accuracy and intersection over union score for the segmentation prediction output. Publishes the evaluation metrics to Sight.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • segmentation_ground_truth [TensorListProto]: Ground truth segmentation input
  • segmentation_prediction [SegmentationPredictionProto]: Predicted segmentation
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.ml.FilterDetectionsByLabel

Description

Filters detections by matching lists of included or excluded label names.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_detections [Detections2Proto]: A list of detections which may have different labels.

Outgoing messages

  • output_detections [Detections2Proto]: A subset of the input detections, filtered by matching the included and excluded labels.

Parameters

  • whitelist_labels [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: The labels for which to include only detections by string match. Includes all if not set. NOTE Set either whitelist_labels or blacklist_labels, not both.
  • blacklist_labels [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: The labels for which to exclude some detections by string match. Excludes none if not set. NOTE Set either whitelist_labels or blacklist_labels, not both.

isaac.ml.GenerateKittiDataset

Description

This codelet generates a dataset in KITTI format by saving images and detections to disk. It creates a set of corresponding images and labels for training, and a set of images for testing. The KITTI format label file for each image contains one line per object in the image, followed by a set of values. This codelet populates only the bounding box values for each image, leaving the rest as 0.0. For more info on this “lite” KITTI format, see: https://docs.nvidia.com/metropolis/TLT/tlt-getting-started-guide/index.html#kitti_file

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • image [ColorCameraProto]: Image input (must be a three-channel color image of image3ub)
  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Detections associated with the image input
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

isaac.ml.HeatmapDecoder

Description

Converts a tensor representing heatmap values to a HeatmapProto type This codelet has the inverse functionality of the HeatmapEncoder codelet Please refer HeatmapEncoder.hpp for details on the message types

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensor [TensorProto]: Input tensor containing heatmap of probabilities

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • grid_cell_size [double] [default=2.0]: Cell size (in metres) of every pixel in heatmap
  • map_frame [string] [default=”world”]: The pose map frame for the heatmap

isaac.ml.HeatmapEncoder

Description

Converts a heatmap of type HeatmapProto to a TensorList. HeatmapProto message type consists of a heatmap image, the name of the map frame pose and the cell size (in meters) that each heatmap pixel represents. Output TensorList can be used as input to downstream nodes, such as TensorSynchronization.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • heatmap_proto [HeatmapProto]: Input heatmap proto containing heatmap image of probabilities

Outgoing messages

  • heatmap_tensor [TensorListProto]: Output tensor list proto, which can be fed to tensor synchronizer
Parameters
(none)

isaac.ml.LabelToBoundingBox

Description

Computes bounding boxes from given class and instance label images. All clusters of pixels with the same instance and class label are grouped together and an image AABB is computed. All bounding boxes are then published together.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Computed bounding boxes - one AABB for every occuring instance/label combination.

Parameters

  • resolution [int] [default=1]: The target resolution when computing bounding boxes. A value of 1 means bounding boxes are pixel-accurate. A value of 3 would mean bounding boxes are accurate up to 3 pixels.

isaac.ml.ResizeDetections

Description

This codelet performs resizing of bounding boxes. Bounding boxes are defined using coordinates relative to the image of the detection, and if images are resized then their associated bounding boxes must also be resized accordingly.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Input detections associated with an image of dimensions specified by the input_image_dimensions ISAAC_PARAM

Outgoing messages

  • resized_detections [Detections2Proto]: Output detections associated with an image of dimensions specified by the output_image_dimensions ISAAC_PARAM

Parameters

  • input_image_dimensions [Vector2d] [default=]: Resolution of the image (rows, cols) that the input detections were computed for.
  • output_image_dimensions [Vector2d] [default=]: Resolution of the image (rows, cols) that the output detections should be transformed to.

isaac.ml.RigidbodyToDetections3

Description

This codelet reads in list of 3D rigid bodies with poses in Isaac SDK coordinate frame, converts the poses to reference frame as one of the input rigid bodies if needed and publishes the list of 3D rigid body poses in reference frame as Detections3Proto.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • rigid_bodies [RigidBody3GroupProto]: Input list of 3D rigid body poses in Isaac SDK coordinate frame

Outgoing messages

  • detections [Detections3Proto]: Output list of 3D rigid body poses with respect to desired rigid body coordinate frame from the input list. Index of this reference rigid body in the input list is given by input parameter, ref_frame_id.

Parameters

  • ref_frame_id [int] [default=0]: Index of the rigid body in input list that is used as reference coordinate frame for publishing the poses of all the rigid bodies in the input list. If ref_frame_id < 0, object poses are published with respect to Isaac SDK coordinate frame.

isaac.ml.SampleAccumulator

Description

Collects training samples and makes them available for machine learning

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • samples [TensorListProto]: Incoming samples
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • sample_buffer_size [int] [default=256]: Number of training samples to keep in the buffer
  • randomize_samples [bool] [default=true]: Randomize the order of samples in the buffer when true

isaac.ml.SegmentationComparer

Description

Evaluates the segmentation predicted output as compared to the ground truth. This codelet computes a confusion matrix for each sample, of dimensions (num_classes + 1) * (num_classes + 1) * num_thresholds. The element at (i, j, 0) represents the number of pixels in that sample which had ground truth class label as class i and were predicted as class j. The last element of the 0th and 1st dimensions represent the pixels that do not belong to any of the classes in consideration (N/A). Typically the pixels which belong to this category are - 1. The ones which have an index higher than the number of classes in consideration, as determined

by the numer_of_classes parameter below.

2. The ones which were assigned the index of the unknown class in TensorArgMax. An example confusion matrix for classes A and B would be -

A B N/A

A ( 2 0 0 ) B ( 0 3 0 ) N/A ( 0 0 0 )

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • ground_truth [TensorListProto]: Ground truth object segmentation input
  • prediction [TensorListProto]: Predicted segmentation input

Outgoing messages

  • metrics [ConfusionMatrixProto]: Output containing the evaluated metrics for the segmentations in a single sample.

Parameters

  • argmax_threshold [double] [default=0.5]: The discretization threshold that was used to convert a 3 dimensional tensor to a 2 dimensional tensor in TensorArgMax. This parameter is repeated here so as to fill the “thresholds” parameter in the ConfusionMatrixProto. During evaluation, it’s important to know the confidence threshold that was used to decide if a prediction was valid or not, since the confusion matrix produced could vary depending on this threshold. Hence, although the inference results provided to this comparer codelet have already been filtered based on a threshold, we repeat the parameter for information so that it can be propagated downstream.
  • number_of_classes [int] [default=0]: Number of classes expected from ground truth and prediction. This information is needed to build a confusion matrix of the appropriate size and to determine the class indices to compare. For example, if this value is set to 2, we’d consider classes 0 and 1 while comparing the ground truth and predicted segmentations.

isaac.ml.SegmentationDecoder

Description

Convert tensor to segmentation prediction

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensors [TensorListProto]: The input tensor contains semantic segmentation label prediction where each pixel has a probability distribution over all classes (WxHxN where N is number of classes)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • class_names [json] [default={}]: name of the classes in an array. Each class is represented by a string. The number of classes must match the nmumber of classes in the tensor input.

isaac.ml.SegmentationEncoder

Description

Encodes segmentation for input into the object segmentation neural network.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: Ouput tensorlist containing the segmentation information encoded as tensors. Each tensor has dimensions (row, cols, channels) where the number of channels is 1 if the number of classes is 2 (as in binary segmentation), or (n + 1) if the number of classes is ‘n’ (as in multiclass segmentation).

Parameters

  • rows [int] [default=256]: Height of the downsampled segmentation image
  • cols [int] [default=512]: Width of the downsampled segmentation image
  • offset [int] [default=1]: Offset by which the actual pixel value differs from the label index. The segmentation image comes with a per-pixel integer labelling which denotes the object it belongs to. This integer is in turn mapped to a string label name in the format <object_name>:<label_index>. In some cases (such as NavSim), the label index could be equal to the pixel value, and in other cases (such as IsaacSim) they could differ by a fixed offset value.
  • class_label_indices [std::vector<int>] [default=]: The pixel values that are to be encoded as valid classes, in case the labels are not provided. These are only used in the absence of the strings labels to be encoded, and if we specify the input mode as “NoLabelsAvailable”
  • input_mode [InputMode] [default=InputMode::kLabelsAvailable]: Expected data input mode. When the string labels are available, the mode would be “LabelsAvailable” When there are no string labels available, the mode would be “NoLabelsAvailable”. In this case, the encoder looks for the pixel values which are to be encoded as valid classes.
  • output_type [OutputMode] [default=OutputMode::kDistribution]: Parameter defining the format of the output tensor. If the mode is “Index”, we publish a 3D integer tensor, where each element at position (row, col, 0) represents the index of the class that the corresponding pixel at position (row, col) belongs to. If the mode is “Distribution”, we publish a tensor representing the probability distribution over the classes.
  • class_label_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={}]: A list of string labels representing the classes which need to be encoded. Typically, the input proto message contains - * An image where each pixel has a numerical value that represents its class. * The mapping of these numerical values to their string labels. We might want to encoded a subset of these classes in the output tensor. This subset is determined by the class_label_names parameter. Pixels which belong to classes other than the ones specified in this parameter are counted as “everything else”.

isaac.ml.Teleportation

Description

Teleportation is a class that generates random poses and sends them to an actor group codelet. Output pose is generated in 4 steps:

  1. relative_frame: This optional pose can be supplied as an input message. It is useful when chaining Teleportation codelets.
  2. base_pose: Pose is picked in one of the two modes:
    1. box mode: Uniform randomly pick each pose value from given ranges, i.e., yaw angle is between min_yaw and max_yaw.
    2. spline mode: Uniform randomly pick a pose that is tangent to the given spline.
  3. noise_pose: Gaussian noise generated using given mean and standard deviation values.
  4. offset_pose: Pose applied to transform frames. Supplied by user as a parameter.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • relative_frame [Pose3dProto]: Proto used to receive a reference frame (pose)

Outgoing messages

  • rigid_command [RigidBody3GroupProto]: Proto used to publish rigid body pose to the sim bridge
  • relative_frame_cmd [Pose3dProto]: Proto used to publish rigid body pose to another teleportation codelet as a reference frame

Parameters

  • enable_on_relative_frame [bool] [default=false]: Flag to tick on relative frame message
  • name [string] [default=”“]: Name of actor to teleport
  • min_scale [double] [default=0.0]: Mimimum multiplicational scale factor of corresponding objects in simulation
  • max_scale [double] [default=1.0]: Maximum multiplicational scale factor of corresponding objects in simulation
  • enable_scale [bool] [default=false]: Flag to enable scale
  • base_mode [BaseMode] [default=BaseMode::kBox]: Parameter for step 1. Specifies how the base pose will be generated. Please see codelet summary for a list of modes.
  • min [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Minimum translation in X, Y, Z coordinates
  • max [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d(1.0, 1.0, 1.0)]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Maximum translation in X, Y, Z coordinates
  • enable_translation_x [bool] [default=true]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable translation (X)
  • enable_translation_y [bool] [default=true]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable translation (Y)
  • enable_translation_z [bool] [default=true]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable translation (Z)
  • min_roll [double] [default=0.0]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Minimum roll change after a teleoperation
  • max_roll [double] [default=TwoPi<double>]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Maximum roll change after a teleoperation
  • enable_roll [bool] [default=false]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable rotation (roll)
  • min_pitch [double] [default=0.0]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Minimum pitch change after a teleoperation
  • max_pitch [double] [default=TwoPi<double>]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Maximum pitch change after a teleoperation
  • enable_pitch [bool] [default=false]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable rotation (pitch)
  • min_yaw [double] [default=0.0]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Minimum yaw change after a teleoperation
  • max_yaw [double] [default=TwoPi<double>]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Minimum yaw change after a teleoperation
  • enable_yaw [bool] [default=false]: Parameter for “box” mode of step 1. Flag to enable rotation (yaw)
  • spline_distance [double] [default=0.02]: Parameter for “spline” mode of step 1. We will travel for this fraction of the spline distance before uniformly randomly sampling a new point on the spline again.
  • spline_speed [double] [default=0.005]: Parameter for “spline” mode of step 1. Speed of travel. Unit is fraction of spline length per second. Negative speed corresponds to driving backwards.
  • spline_flip_probability [double] [default=0.5]: Parameter for “spline” mode of step 1. With this probability, the direction of the tangent will be flipped.
  • translation_standard_deviation [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Parameter for step 2. A noise for the translation with this standard deviation will be applied.
  • roll_pitch_yaw_standard_deviation [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d::Zero()]: Parameter for step 2. A noise for the angles with this standard deviation will be applied.
  • offset_pose [Pose3d] [default=Pose3d::Identity()]: Parameter for step 3. Offset pose to be applied to the combined pose.

isaac.ml.TensorArgMax

Description

Converts 3 dimensional tensors (rows, columns, channels) to 2 dimensional tensors (rows, columns) based on a user-defined threshold. Conversion involves determining the channel index with the maximum value at each (row, col) location and checking if this value is greater than the user-defined threshold. If it is greater than the threshold, the element at the corresponding (row, col) location in the 2 dimensional tensor is assigned the argmax index. Else it is assigned the unknown class index.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input [TensorListProto]: Input tensorlist containing 3 dimensional tensors with layout (rows, columns, channels).

Outgoing messages

  • argmax [TensorListProto]: Output tensorlist containing 2 dimensional discretized tensors

Parameters

  • threshold [double] [default=0.5]: Threshold which defines if the argmax channel index for a pixel will be assigned to the 2 dimensional tensor. If the value at the argmax index is less than this threshold, the correponding element in the discretized tensor is assigned the unknown class index.
  • non_max_index [int] [default=-1]: Value to be assigned for the unknown class.

isaac.ml.TensorChannelSum

Description

Takes a 3 dimensional tensor as input and processes it to create an image with 2 channels. The value of each pixel in the target image is computed by summing up the user-defined channels. An element at the position (row, col, 0) in the output image is computed by summing up the elements in the tensor channel indices specified in the parameter channel_zero_class_indices. Similarly, the element at the position (row, col, 1) in the output image is computed by adding the elements in the tensor channel indices specified in the parameter channel_one_class_indices.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensor [TensorListProto]: Input tensor having dimensions (rows, columns, channels)

Outgoing messages

  • image [ImageProto]: Output image having dimensions (rows, columns, 2)

Parameters

  • channel_zero_class_indices [std::vector<int>] [default=]: Channel indices of the input tensor which are to be added to compute the pixel values in channel 0 of the output image.
  • channel_one_class_indices [std::vector<int>] [default=]: Channel indices of the input tensor which are to be added to compute the pixel values in channel 1 of the output image.
  • tensor_index [int] [default=0]: Index of the tensor which we extract from the tensorlist

isaac.ml.TensorRTInference

Description

This codelet loads a frozen neural network model into memory, generates an optimized TensorRT engine, evaluates the model using the inputs to the network as TensorListProto, and publishes the network output as a TensorListProto containing Part Affinity Fields, Parts Gaussian Heatmaps, and Parts Gaussian Heatmaps MaxPool tensors.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_tensors [TensorListProto]: Input tensor data used as input of the inference model. Note: TensorRT input order for images is always color planes and not a mixed color channel array (i.e. not RGB). Note: batch dimension is optional, i.e. both [1,3,480,640] and [3,480,640] are allowed. See the Machine Learning Workflow section of the Development Guide for more information.

Outgoing messages

  • output_tensors [TensorListProto]: Output tensor data, will be populated by the output of the inference model

Parameters

  • input_tensor_info [json] [default={}]: Input Tensor Information in JSON, example:
[{"operation_name":"input", "dims":[1,3,480,640]}]
  • output_tensor_info [json] [default={}]: Output Tensor Information in JSON example:
[{ "operation_name": "output", "dims": [1,1000] }]

See the Machine Learning Workflow section of the Development Guide for more information.

  • model_file_path [string] [default=]: Path to the frozen model, in .uff, .onnx, or .etlt formats. Note also: engine_file_path
  • engine_file_path [string] [default=]: Path to the CUDA engine which is used for inference (input or location for the cached engine)
  • etlt_password [string] [default=]: Password used to decrypt the model if it is of ETLT format (optional).
  • force_engine_update [bool] [default=false]: Force update of the CUDA engine, even if input or cached .plan file is present. Debug feature.
  • inference_mode [InferenceMode] [default=InferenceMode::kFloat16]: Parameter to define the inference mode. The default value is Float16
  • max_batch_size [int] [default=]: Maximum batch size. The default value could be infered from input_tensor_info parameter. Note, if the batch size in the input_tensor_info is variable (-1), this is a required parameter.
  • max_workspace_size [int64_t] [default=67108864]: Maximum workspace size. The default value is 64MB
  • plugins_lib_namespace [string] [default=]: TensorRT plugins library namespace, optional, set to enable plugins. Note, an empty string is a valid value for this parameter and it specifies the default TensorRT namespace.
  • device_type [DeviceType] [default=DeviceType::kGPU]: The device that this layer/network will execute on, GPU or DLA.
  • allow_gpu_fallback [bool] [default=true]: Allow fallback to GPU, if this layer/network can’t be executed on DLA.
  • verbose [bool] [default=false]: Enable verbose log output, this option enables logging of DNN optimization progress, it is disabled by default, as the output of TensorRT optimization results in too many log messages even for LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG level.

isaac.ml.TensorReshape

Description

Reshape each tensor in a tensorlist to desired dimensions.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_tensors [TensorListProto]: Input the list of tensors that will need to be reshaped using output_tensors_dimension parameters

Outgoing messages

  • output_tensors [TensorListProto]: Output the list of tensors that after being reshaped using output_tensors_dimension parameters

Parameters

  • output_tensors_dimension [json] [default={}]: tensor shape information for each tensor in the list. It must be an array of arrays where the number of arrays must equal to the number of tensors in input_tensors.

isaac.ml.TensorSynchronization

Description

Synchronize upto four tensors and output a list of the two tensors as one tensorlist proto message. The codelet only publishes when the inputs are valid

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensor1 [TensorListProto]: Input tensor lists (channel 1)
  • tensor2 [TensorListProto]: Input tensor lists (channel 2)
  • tensor3 [TensorListProto]: Input tensor lists (channel 3)
  • tensor4 [TensorListProto]: Input tensor lists (channel 4)
  • tensor5 [TensorListProto]: Input tensor lists (channel 5)

Outgoing messages

  • tensorlist [TensorListProto]: Output tensor list

Parameters

  • tensor_count [int] [default=2]: Number of tensors to synchronize Note: Maximum tensor_count is 5

isaac.ml.TensorflowInference

Description

This Codelet loads trained Tensorflow model along with runtime and runs inference with the model. It is intended to help faster prototyping of Machine Learning techniques in robotics.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_tensors [TensorListProto]: Input tensor data as input of the inference model

Outgoing messages

  • output_tensors [TensorListProto]: Output tensor data as output of the inference model

Parameters

  • input_tensor_info [json] [default={}]: Input Tensor Information in JSON, example:
[ { "ops_name": "input", "index": 0, "dims": [1, 224, 224, 3] } ]
  • output_tensor_info [json] [default={}]: Output Tensor Information in JSON
  • model_file_path [string] [default=]: Model_data with contents from specified file
  • config_file_path [string] [default=]: Config_data with contents from specified file

isaac.ml.TorchInference

Description

This codelet loads trained Torch model and runs inference with the model.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_tensors [TensorListProto]: Receives Tensors as input to model

Outgoing messages

  • output_tensors [TensorListProto]: Sends Tensors of model output

Parameters

  • model_file_path [string] [default=]: Path to the Torch model file
  • message_time_to_live [double] [default=]: Messages waiting in the queue for more than this duration will be skipped.

isaac.navigation.BinaryToDistanceMap

Description

Converts a cost map into a binary map based on thresholds and computes a distance map from it. The resulting distance map is added as an obstacle into an linked ObstacleAtlas component.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • binary_map [ImageProto]: Incoming binary map which will be converted to distance map (Image1ub 0 is free 255 occupied)
  • binary_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: Lattice information of the binary map

Outgoing messages

  • distance_map [ImageProto]: Outgoing distance map which indicates the distance to nearest obstacles for every map cell

Parameters

  • max_distance [double] [default=10.0]: The maximum distance used for the distance map (in meters)
  • blur_factor [int] [default=0]: If set to a value greater than 0 the distance map will be blurred with a Gaussian kernel of the specified size.
  • compute_distance_inside [bool] [default=false]: If enabled the distance map will also be included inside obstacles. The distance is negative and measures the distance to the obstacle boundary. Otherwise the distance inside obstacles will be 0.
  • distance_map_quality [int] [default=2]: Specifies the desired quality of the distance map. Possible values are:
    0: Uses the QuickDistanceMapApproximated algorithm which is fast but produces artefacts 1: Uses QuickDistanceMap with queue length of 25 2: Uses QuickDistanceMap with queue length of 100 3: Uses DistanceMap which computes an accurate distance map but is quite slow
  • obstacle_name [string] [default=”local_map”]: Name used to register the map into the obstacle_atlas component.

isaac.navigation.CollisionMonitor

Description

Receives collision message, plots collision contact point and normal to sight, and publishes a report in json format of the collision.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • report [Json]: Log of the collision event in json format.

Parameters

  • reference_frame [string] [default=”unity”]: Reference frame for the poses in the collision message
  • collsion_color [Vector4ub] [default=(Vector4ub{200, 100, 0, 255})]: Color of the collision contact point to display in sight
  • collsion_radius [double] [default=0.15]: Radius of the collision contact point to display in sight

isaac.navigation.DetectionsToAtlas

Description

Convert a list of detection in a list of obstacles. This codelet require the node to contain a PolygonMapLayer and this will contain the list of obstacles for the planner to use.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections3Proto]: List of detections with their 3D poses in robot frame. Each dection will be converted into a 2D polygon obstacle and will be added to the Polygon layer of the same node.
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • obstacle_outline [std::vector<Vector2d>] [default=]: Polygon outline used for every received detection. Currently every object gets the same outline

isaac.navigation.DifferentialBaseOdometry

Description

Integrates (2D) odometry for a differential base to estimate it’s ego motion.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • state [StateProto]: Incoming current dynamic state of the differential base which is used to estimate its ego motion in an odometry frame (type: DifferentialBaseDynamics)

Outgoing messages

  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: Outgoing ego motion estimate for the differential base.

Parameters

  • max_linear_acceleration [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum linear acceleration to use (helps with noisy data or wrong data from simulation)
  • max_angular_acceleration [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum angular acceleration to use (helps with noisy data or wrong data from simulation)
  • odometry_frame [string] [default=”odom”]: The name of the source coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • robot_frame [string] [default=”robot”]: The name of the target coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • prediction_noise_stddev [Vector7d] [default=(MakeVector<double, 7>({0.05, 0.05, 0.35, 0.05, 1.00, 3.00, 3.0}))]: 1 sigma of noise used for prediction model in the following order:
    pos_x, pos_y, heading, speed, angular_speed, acceleration
  • observation_noise_stddev [Vector4d] [default=(Vector4d{0.25, 0.45, 2.0, 10.0})]: 1 sigma of noise used for observation model in the following order:
    speed, angular_speed, acceleration

isaac.navigation.DifferentialBaseWheelImuOdometry

Description

Integrates (2D) odometry for a differential base to estimate its ego motion.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • state [StateProto]: Incoming current dynamic state of the differential base which is used to estimate its ego motion in an odometry frame (type: DifferentialBaseDynamics)
  • imu [ImuProto]: Optional measurement input from IMU for better accuracy

Outgoing messages

  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: Outgoing ego motion estimate for the differential base.

Parameters

  • max_linear_acceleration [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum linear acceleration to use (helps with noisy data or wrong data from simulation)
  • max_angular_acceleration [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum angular acceleration to use (helps with noisy data or wrong data from simulation)
  • odometry_frame [string] [default=”odom”]: The name of the source coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • robot_frame [string] [default=”robot”]: The name of the target coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • prediction_noise_stddev [Vector7d] [default=(MakeVector<double, 7>({0.05, 0.05, 0.35, 0.05, 1.00, 3.00, 3.0}))]: 1 sigma of noise used for prediction model in the following order:
    pos_x, pos_y, heading, speed, angular_speed, acceleration
  • observation_noise_stddev [Vector4d] [default=(Vector4d{0.25, 0.45, 2.0, 10.0})]: 1 sigma of noise used for observation model in the following order:
    speed, angular_speed, acceleration
  • use_imu [bool] [default=true]: Enables/Disables the use of IMU
  • weight_imu_angular_speed [double] [default=1.0]: Determines the trust in IMU while making angular speed observations. 1.0 means using IMU only. 0.0 means using segway data only. 0.5 means taking an average
  • weight_imu_acceleration [double] [default=1.0]: Determines the trust in IMU while making linear acceleration observations. 1.0 means using IMU only. 0.0 means using segway data only. 0.5 means taking an average

isaac.navigation.DistanceMap

Description

A distance map which can be used to efficiently query the distance between a given point and the map contents.

This component is not yet thread-safe. Accessing the distance map can not happen in parallel with setting it.

If the component is added to a node with a OccupancyGridMapLayer component the distance map is automatically initialized with data from that component.

The component provides two lookup methods to access map data. In “nearest” mode the given map location is rounded to the nearest map cell location. In “smooth” mode bi-linear interpolation is used to return a smooth distance.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • map_frame [string] [default=”world”]: The coordinate frame of the distance map

isaac.navigation.FollowPath

Description

Receives a sequence of waypoints via a message and drives the robot from one waypoint to the next. This can be used for example in combination with the GoTo component.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • plan [Plan2Proto]: The path on which the robot should drive
  • feedback [Goal2FeedbackProto]: Feedback about where we are with respect to the goal

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • goal_frame [string] [default=]: The name of the frame in which we the goal will be published
  • stationary_wait_time [double] [default=5.0]: Seconds to wait before moving on to next waypoint if robot becomes stationary
  • wait_time [double] [default=1.0]: Seconds to wait after arriving at a waypoint
  • loop [bool] [default=false]: If set to true we will repeat following the path

isaac.navigation.GoToBehavior

Description

Report success if the goal feedback indicates that robot has arrived to the target and the robot is stationary. This codelet can be used to design behavior trees.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.navigation.GoalMonitor

Description

Receives a goal pose from one of the goal generators, and then sends feedback regarding the status of the robot: 1. robot_T_goal 2. whether the robot has arrived at the target 3. whether the robot is stationary. 4. whether there is a valid goal.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • goal [Goal2Proto]: The target destination received
  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: The odometry information with current speed

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • arrived_position_thresholds [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.5, DegToRad(15.0))]: Threshold on position to determine if the robot has arrived (positional and angular)
  • stationary_speed_thresholds [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.025, DegToRad(5.0))]: Threshold on speed to determine if the robot is stationary (positional and angular)
  • robot_frame [string] [default=”robot”]: Name of the frame representing robot’s pose

isaac.navigation.GradientDescentLocalization

Description

A flatscan localization method using a gradient descent algorithm.

This codelet uses a flatscan to localize the robot in a known map. As this is a local optimization technique an initial guess is necessary. The computed pose of the scanner and thus the robot are written to the pose tree.

This method is quite stable compared to the more noisy particle-filter based approach. However it is a uni-modal technique which can not deal well with ambiguity.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Range scan used to localize the robot
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Name of map node to use for localization

isaac.navigation.GridSearchLocalizer

Description

An exhaustive grid search localizer.

Based on a flat range scan every possible pose in a map is checked for the likelihood that the scan was taken at that pose. The pose with the best match is written to the pose tree as a result.

This node uses a simplified and customized range scan model to increase the performance of the algorithm. The algorithm currently only works for a 360 degree range scan with constant angular resolution.

This component uses a GPU-accelerated algorithm. Depending on the map size and the GPU the runtime of the algorithm might range from less than a second to multiple seconds.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: The current sensor measurement based on which we try to localize in the map
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • exclude_restricted_areas [bool] [default=true]: If false, robot may localize inside a restricted area defined in the map configuration
  • robot_radius [double] [default=0.25]: The radius of the robot. This parameter is used to exclude poses which are too close to an obstacle.
  • max_beam_error [double] [default=0.50]: The maximum beam error used when comparing range scans.
  • num_beams_gpu [int] [default=256]: The GPU accelerated scan-and-match function can only handle a certain number of beams per range scan. The allowed values are {32, 64, 128, 256, 512}. If the number of beams in the range scan does not match this number a subset of beams will be taken.
  • batch_size [int] [default=512]: This is the number of scans to collect into a batch for the GPU kernel. Choose a value which matches your GPU well.
  • sample_distance [double] [default=0.1]: Distance between sample points in meters. The smaller this number, the more sample poses will be considered. This leads to a higher accuracy and lower performance.
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Name of map node to use for localization
  • flatscan_frame [string] [default=”lidar”]: The name of the reference frame in which range scans arriving on the flatscan channel are defined.

isaac.navigation.HolonomicBaseWheelImuOdometry

Description

Integrates (2D) odometry for a holonomic base to estimate its ego motion.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • state [StateProto]: Incoming current dynamic state of the holonomic base which is used to estimate its ego motion in an odometry frame.
  • imu [ImuProto]: Optional measurement input from IMU for better accuracy

Outgoing messages

  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: Outgoing ego motion estimate for the holonomic base.

Parameters

  • max_acceleration [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum acceleration to use (helps with noisy data or wrong data from simulation)
  • odometry_frame [string] [default=”odom”]: The name of the source coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • robot_frame [string] [default=”robot”]: The name of the target coordinate frame under which to publish the pose estimate.
  • prediction_noise_stddev [Vector8d] [default=(MakeVector<double, 8>({0.05, 0.05, 0.35, 0.05, 0.05, 1.00, 3.00, 3.00}))]: 1 sigma of noise used for prediction model in the following order:
    pos_x, pos_y, heading, speed_x, speed_y, angular_speed, acceleration_x, acceleration_y
  • observation_noise_stddev [Vector5d] [default=(MakeVector<double, 5>({0.25, 0.25, 0.45, 2.0, 2.0}))]: 1 sigma of noise used for observation model in the following order:
    speed_x, speed_y, angular_speed, acceleration_x, acceleration_y
  • use_imu [bool] [default=true]: Enables/Disables the use of IMU
  • weight_imu_angular_speed [double] [default=1.0]: Determines the trust in IMU while making angular speed observations. 1.0 means using IMU only. 0.0 means using segway data only. 0.5 means taking an average
  • weight_imu_acceleration [double] [default=1.0]: Determines the trust in IMU while making linear acceleration observations. 1.0 means using IMU only. 0.0 means using segway data only. 0.5 means taking an average

isaac.navigation.LocalMap

Description

Creates and maintains a dynamic obstacle grid map centered around the robot.

The dynamic grid map is always relative to the robot with the robot at a fixed location in the upper part of the robot. The previous state of the grid map is continuously propagated into the presence using the robot odometry. Good odometry is critical to maintaining a sharp, high-quality grid map. New observation measurements are integrated into the local map and mixed with the current local map accumulated based on the past.

The local map “forgets” information over time to allow gradual dynamic updates. This enables it to be useful in the presence of dynamic obstacles. However thresholding might be challenging and additional object detection and tracking should be used for dynamic obstacles.

The the local map is published as a grid map with the same orientation as the robot. The internal storage of the local map is larger and has the orientation of the world frame. The is done to avoid unnecessary diffusion effects from coordinate transformations.

There are a couple of relevant coordinate frames:

robot : The coordinate frame of the robot. odom : The robot pose is continuously estimates with respect to this pose. localmap : The “grid” coordinate frame of the local map starting in the top left corner of

the local map. This is the with respect to the output frame which is oriented like the robot.

workmap_grid : The “grid” coordinate frame of the workmap. workmap_center: The center of the workmap. The workmap is centered at the current position of

the robot but has a constant orientation. Orientation will however drift over time as odometry is not perfect.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • observation_map [ImageProto]: Image2f containing the observed/occupied information for each cell
  • observation_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: …

Outgoing messages

  • local_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: The latest dynamic obstacle grid map lattice grid information
  • local_map [ImageProto]: The latest dynamic obstacle grid map

Parameters

  • cell_size [double] [default=0.05]: Size of a cell in the dynamic grid map in meters
  • dimensions [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(256, 256)]: The dimensions of the grid map in pixels
  • map_offset_relative [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(-0.25, -0.5)]: Local offset of robot relative to the map relative to the total map size.
  • map_decay_factor [double] [default=0.99]: Before integrating a new range scan the current map is decayed with this factor. The lower this parameter the more forgetful and uncertain the local map will be.
  • visible_map_decay_factor [double] [default=0.92]: Cells which were observed have an additional decay to better deal with moving obstacles. This allows a different forgetfullness for cells which are currently visible.
  • localmap_frame [string] [default=”localmap”]: The name of the map coordinate frame. This will be used to write the pose of the map relative to the robot in the pose tree.
  • odom_frame [string] [default=”odom”]: The name of the coordinate frame used to continuously update the local map.

isaac.navigation.LocalizationEvaluation

Description

Measures scan localization performance by evaluating tracked robot pose against ground truth

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.navigation.LocalizeBehavior

Description

A basic behavior which tries to keep the robot localized. It uses a global localizer to initially find the robot location. The result is given to a local localizer which tracks the robot pose over time. The planner is only run when the robot is localized.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • global_rmse_threshold [double] [default=1.0]: If the RMSE of the global localizer falls below this threshold it is assumed to be localized.
  • global_min_progress [double] [default=0.75]: Minimum progress of the global localizer before we start considering the error threshold
  • local_score_threshold [double] [default=0.0]: If the score of the local localizer falls below this threshold it is assumed to be lost.
  • sleep_between_state_changes [double] [default=5.0]: Duration before we consider switching between localizers
  • global_min_error [string] [default=”global_localization/grid_search_localizer/min_error”]: Link to read the minimum error in global localization
  • global_progress [string] [default=”global_localization/grid_search_localizer/progress”]: Link to read the progress in global localization
  • local_max_score [string] [default=”scan_localization/isaac.navigation.ParticleFilterLocalization/max_score”]: Link to read the maximum score of scan localization

isaac.navigation.MapWaypointAsGoal

Description

Selects a waypoint from a map and publishes it as a goal

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node for looking up waypoints
  • waypoint [string] [default=”“]: The waypoint which is published as the goal. If empty the current pose will be published.

isaac.navigation.MapWaypointAsGoalSimulator

Description

Simulates moving to a desired map waypoint. The status of the movement will be published as variables.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • desired_waypoint [GoalWaypointProto]: Receives the desired waypoint. An empty string as waypoint name will be interpreted as stop.
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • waypoint_map_layer [string] [default=”map/waypoints”]: Map node for looking up waypoints. If the target waypoint is not inside this may layer the simulated motion will stop.
  • average_distance [double] [default=5.0]: The average distance between waypoints
  • max_speed [double] [default=1.0]: The maximum traveling speed of the agent

isaac.navigation.MoveAndScan

Description

Takes a set of ordered waypoint poses as an input plan. The orientation of each pose is used as starting point for the rotations. Expands the plan to include multiple orientations for each 2D position. This means that the robot can make one complete rotation for each 2D position, if it follows the plan in order.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • waypoints [Plan2Proto]: Input waypoint denoting waypoint poses.

Outgoing messages

  • waypoints_with_orientations [Plan2Proto]: Output waypoint plan along with multiple angles of orientation

Parameters

  • num_directions [int] [default=4]: Number of angles to turn the robot

isaac.navigation.MoveUntilArrival

Description

Completely stops the robot when the feedback indicates arrival. Enables movement once the robot is no longer in arrived state.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • navigation_mode [string] [default=”navigation_mode/isaac.navigation.GroupSelectorBehavior”]: Parameter to get navigation mode behavior

isaac.navigation.NavigationMap

Description

A map layer for a navigation map. Holds various conveniences functions for quick access of map data for navigation tasks.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • occupancy_grid_prefix [string] [default=”occupancy”]: The name prefix used for occupancy grid map layers
  • waypoint_prefix [string] [default=”waypoints”]: The name prefix used for waypoint map layers
  • restricted_area_prefix [string] [default=”restricted_area”]: The name prefix used for keep clear area map layers
  • global_localization_area_prefix [string] [default=”localization_area”]: The name prefix used for global localization area map layers

isaac.navigation.NavigationMonitor

Description

Collects the robot state (current pose, current speed and displacement since last update) at every tick. Publishes the state if the dispacement is greater than a user defined threshold.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • camera [ColorCameraProto]: Camera Input This is needed in order to publish the robot state with the acquisition time of the input image

Outgoing messages

  • robot_state [RobotStateProto]: Proto used to publish the robot’s state (position, speed and siplacement since last update)

Parameters

  • tick_periodically [bool] [default=true]: Boolean to determine if we need to tick periodically. During periodic ticks, we can check displacement once every interval and publish the output with current time as acquisition time. If we tick on message instead, the output can be published with the acquision time of the input message.
  • angle_threshold [double] [default=DegToRad(15.0)]: Angle in radians that the robot needs to move before publishing
  • distance_threshold [double] [default=0.5]: Distance in metres robot needs to move before publishing
  • var_rx_speed_pos [string] [default=]: Linear speed as set by DifferentialBaseOdometry
  • var_rx_speed_rot [string] [default=]: Angular speed as set by DifferentialBaseOdometry

isaac.navigation.OccupancyMapCleanup

Description

Cleans an cccupancy grid map with a couple of algorithms. For example the shape of the robot or unobservable areas can be cleared.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • rough_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: An occupancy grid map lattice information
  • rough_map [ImageProto]: An occupancy grid map which needs to be cleaned

Outgoing messages

  • clean_map [ImageProto]: A clean occupancy grid map

Parameters

  • clear_region_frame [string] [default=]: The coordinate frame of the clear region
  • clear_region [geometry::Rectangled] [default=]: A small rectangular area around the robot with this shape is always marked as free to prevent the robot from seeing itself. If the rectangle is too big, nearby obstacle might be ignored. Format is [[x_min,x_max],[y_min,y_max]], unit is meters.
  • additional_clear_region [geometry::Rectangled] [default=]: An additional region which will be cleared similar to clear_region.

isaac.navigation.OccupancyToBinaryMap

Description

Converts an occupancy map into a binary map based on thresholds.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • occupancy_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: Incoming occupancy map lattice information
  • occupancy_map [ImageProto]: Incoming occupancy map which will be converted and stored

Outgoing messages

  • binary_map [ImageProto]: Computed binary map (Image1ub)

Parameters

  • mean_threshold [int] [default=128]: Grid cells in the cost map which have a mean value greater than this threshold are considered to be blocked.
  • standard_deviation_threshold [int] [default=128]: Grid cells in the cost map which have a standard deviation greater than this threshold are considered to be uncertain.
  • is_optimistic [bool] [default=false]: If enabled uncertain cells will be treated as free, otherwise they are considered to be blocked.

isaac.navigation.ParticleFilterLocalization

Description

Localizes the robot in a given map based on a flat range scan.

A Baysian filter based on a particle filter is used to keep track of a multi-modal hypothesis distribution. For every tick the particle distribution is updated based on an ego motion estimate read from the pose tree. Particles are then evaluated against the measured range scan using a range scan model to compute new particle scores. Particles with the highest score are combined in a weighted averaged to compute the new best estimate of the robot pose. The robot pose is written into the pose tree as a result.

Range scans are compared using a range scan model. In order for this node to work properly a component which is derived from RangeScanModel needs to be created and referenced in the parameter.

Particles are initialized in the start function using an initial estimate of the robot pose which is read from the pose tree. The GridSearchLocalizer component can for example be used to provide this initial estimate. Alternatively the initial pose could also be provided using a PoseInitializer component.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Incoming range scan used to localize the robot

Outgoing messages

  • samples [Pose2Samples]: The current weight samples the particle is tracking

Parameters

  • num_particles [int] [default=75]: The number of particles used in the particle filter
  • absolute_predict_sigma [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d(0.04, 0.04, DegToRad(5.0))]: Standard deviation of Gaussian noise “added” to the estimated pose during the predict

step of the particle filter. This value is a rate per second and will be scaled by the time step. The used equation is of the form:

current_position += Gaussian(0, sqrt(dt) * sigma);

Note the use of sqrt(dt) for scaling the standard deviation which is required when summing up Normal distributions. The vector contains three parameters:

  1. noise along the forward direction (X axis)
  2. noise along the sidwards direction (Y axis)
  3. noise for the rotation
  • relative_predict_sigma [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d(0.10, 0.10, 0.10)]: Standard deviation of Gaussian noise which is applied relative to the current speed of
the robot and scaled by the timestep. The used equation is of the form:
current_position += Gaussian(0, sqrt(dt) * current_speed * sigma);

The vector contains three parameters as explained in absolute_predict_sigma.

  • initial_sigma [Vector3d] [default=Vector3d(0.3, 0.3, DegToRad(20.0))]: Standard deviation of Gaussian noise which is applied to the initial pose estimate when the particle filter is (re-)seeded.
  • output_best_percentile [double] [default=0.10]: The final pose estimate is computed using the average of the best particles. For example a value of 0.10 would mean that the top 10% of particles with highest scores are used to compute the final estimate.
  • reseed_particles [bool] [default=false]: Set to true to request reseeding particles. This will be reset to false when the particle filter was reseeded.
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Node of the map which contains map data. The map is used to compute which range scan would be expected from a hypothetical robot pose.
  • range_scan_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the node which contains a component of type RangeScanModel which is then used to compare range scans when evaluating particles against a new incoming message.
  • flatscan_frame [string] [default=”lidar”]: The name of the reference frame in which range scans arriving on the flatscan channel are defined.

isaac.navigation.ParticleSwarmLocalization

Description

An adaptive localization algorithm using a swarm of particles.

A particle swarm algorithm is used to localize the robot based on a single flat range scan. The pose with the best match is written to the pose tree as a result.

Consider using GridSearchLocalizer instead as it might provide a better particles to prescision ratio.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: The current sensor measurement based on which we try to localize in the map
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • num_particles [int] [default=1000]: The number of particles used by PSO
  • pso_omega [double] [default=0.5]: Omega parameter of PSO
  • pso_phi [Vector3d] [default=(Vector3d{0.05, 0.05, 0.1})]: Phi parameter of PSO (values are for for dx, dy, da)
  • pso_phi_p_to_g [double] [default=1.0]: PSO parameter to express ratio between phi_p and phi_g
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node to use for localization

isaac.navigation.Patrol

Description

Patrols on a given route. Users can provide route as a vector of strings. This codelet will then produce goals to make robot go to each destination one by one, after waiting at each destination for a specified amount of time. Whether robot has arrived is received through a feedback message.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node for looking up waypoints
  • route [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: Collection of waypoints to patrol between
  • wait_time [double] [default=5.0]: Seconds to wait after arriving at a waypoint
  • text_size [double] [default=20.0]: The size of the text used in sight, in pixels (px)

isaac.navigation.PoseAsGoal

Description

Selects a coordinate frame from the pose tree and publishes it as a goal

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • goal_frame [string] [default=”“]: Name of the goal coordinate frame
  • reference_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Name of the reference coordinate frame

isaac.navigation.PoseHeatmapGenerator

Description

Divides given map into user-defined grid sizes. Reads the robot state (position, speed and the displacement since the last update) and determines which grid the robot was in at the time of acquisition of the state.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • robot_state [RobotStateProto]: Input robot state containing position, speed and the displacement since the last update

Outgoing messages

  • heatmap [HeatmapProto]: Output HeatmapProto containing heatmap of probabilities, grid cell size and map frame

Parameters

  • custom_cell_size [double] [default=2.0]: Desired size of each cell
  • robot_radius [double] [default=0.40]: Robot radius
  • kernel_size [int] [default=9]: Size of the gaussian kernel to diffuse weights
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node to use for localization

isaac.navigation.RandomMapPoseSampler

Description

Generate a random valid pose from map and set it on the pose tree

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • rhs_frame [string] [default=]: Name of the pose to set on the pose tree. lhs is world, determined by the RobotPoseGenerator.
  • max_trials [int] [default=50]: Maximum number of trials to find a valid pose before giving up and report failure.

isaac.navigation.RandomWalk

Description

Picks random goals in a map for a robot to navigate to

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • timeout [double] [default=10.0]: If the robot doesn’t move for this time period it will pick a new goal
  • goal_position_threshold [double] [default=0.3]: Goal distance threshold sent to the planner

isaac.navigation.RangeScanModelClassic

Description

Scan-to-scan matching model after Fox-Burgard-Thrun

Range scan models describe how well two range scans match with each other. The matching result is expressed as a similarity value in the range [0,1]. Similar range scans will result in a value close to one, while dissimilar range scans will give a value close to zero.

Range scan models are for example used by scan localization components like the ParticleFilterLocalization or the GridSearchLocalizer. In order for these components to work properly you will have to create a range scan component inside a node and specify the corresponding configuration parameter for the localization components.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • noise_sigma [double] [default=0.25]: A parameter which defines the width of the Guassian for range measurement noise
  • unexpected_falloff [double] [default=0.10]: A parameter which defines the shape of the beam model for unexpected obstacles
  • max_range [double] [default=100.0]: The maximum range. If the beam range is equal to this value it is considered out of range
  • weights [Vector4d] [default=Vector4d(0.25, 0.25, 0.25, 0.11)]: Weights of the four contributions for the beam model in the following order:
    0: measurement noise 1: unexpected obstacles 2: random measurement 3: max range
  • smoothing [double] [default=0.01]: Smoothing factor for the overall shape function.

isaac.navigation.RangeScanModelFlatloc

Description

Fast scan-to-scan matching model similar to the Fox-Burgard-Thrun model. See comment for RangeScanModelClassic for an explanation on how range scan models are used.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • max_beam_error_far [double] [default=0.50]: Each beam for which the measured range is further away than the expected range can contribute at most this value to the total error.
  • max_beam_error_near [double] [default=0.50]: Similar to max_beam_error_far but for the case then the measured range is closer than the measured range
  • percentile [double] [default=0.9]: Specifies the percentile of ranges to use to compute a combined distance over multiple beams. Valid range ]0,1]. If set to 1 all ranges are taken. If set to lower than 1 only the given percentile of beams with the lowest error is taken.
  • max_weight [double] [default=15.0]: The maximum weight which can be given to a beam. Beams are weighted linearly based on the average between measured and expected distance up to a maximum of this value.
  • sharpness [double] [default=5.0]: The error returned by the distance function is transformed to unit range using the following function: p = exp(-sharpness * error/max_beam_error). If sharpness is zero the actual error will be returned.
  • invalid_range_threshold [double] [default=0.5]: Beams with a range smaller than or equal to this distance are considered to have returned an invalid measurement.
  • out_of_range_threshold [double] [default=100.0]: Beams with a range larger than or equal to this distance are considered to not have hit an obstacle within the maximum possible range of the sensor.

isaac.navigation.RangeScanToObservationMap

Description

Compute an observation map from a flatscan. An observation map is represented as an Image2f where the first chanel corresponds to the probability of a cell to have been observed, while the second channel correspond to the position of a cell to be occupied.

The map is computed relative to the sensor position, the axis are in the same direction as the sensor frame, and the translation is controlled by the dimensions and map_offset_relative parameters.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: The observation_map is created based on flat range scans.

Outgoing messages

  • observation_map [ImageProto]: Image2f containing the observed/occupied information for each cell
  • observation_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: The lattice information of the ObservationMap

Parameters

  • cell_size [double] [default=0.05]: Size of a cell in the dynamic observation map in meters
  • dimensions [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(256, 256)]: The dimensions of the observation map in pixels
  • map_offset_relative [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.25, 0.5)]: Local offset of robot relative to the map relative to the total map size.
  • wall_thickness [double] [default=0.20]: When integrating a flatscan an area of the given thickness behind a hit is marked as solid. This value should be at least in the order of the chosen cell size.
  • sensor_frame [string] [default=”lidar”]: The name of the reference frame in which range scans arriving on the flatscan channel are defined.
  • sensor_lattice_frame [string] [default=”lidar_lattice”]: The name of the map coordinate frame. This will be used to write the pose of the map relative to the robot in the pose tree.

isaac.navigation.RobotPoseGenerator

Description

Generates a random pose within a map

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • robot_model [string] [default=”navigation.shared_robot_model”]: The name of the robot model node which is used to find a valid goal
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: The name of the map to generate poses on.
  • static_obstacle_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default=std::vector<std::string>({“map/isaac.navigation.DistanceMap”, “map/restricted_area”})]: Name of the static obstacles.
  • model_error_margin [double] [default=0.1]: The smallest distance (in meters) allowed between the robot and obstacles in the scene

isaac.navigation.RobotRemoteControl

Description

The RobotRemoteControl class ontrols a robot via commands from a joystick or gamepad. This codelet can also be used as a deadman switch. The codelet can switch between commands received from the control stack via the ctrl channel and between commands received from the joystick via js_state.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • js_state [JoystickStateProto]: Joystick state including information about which buttons are pressed
  • ctrl [StateProto]: The command from our controller

Outgoing messages

  • segway_cmd [StateProto]: The command send to the segway

Parameters

  • disable_deadman_switch [bool] [default=false]: Disables deadman switch no matter a joystick is connected or not
  • differential_joystick [bool] [default=true]: If set to true this is using a differential control model. Otherwise a holonomic control model is used.
  • manual_button [int] [default=4]: The ID for the button used to manually control the robot with the gamepad. When this button is pressed on the joystick, we enter manual mode where we read speed commands from joystick axes. For a PlayStation Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, this button corresponds to ‘L1’.
  • autonomous_button [int] [default=5]: The ID for the button used to allow the AI to control the output. When this button is pressed but manual button is not pressed on the joystick, we enter autonomous mode where we read speed commands from controller that is transmiting to our ‘ctrl’ channel here. For a PlayStation Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, this button corresponds to ‘R1’.
  • move_axes [int] [default=0]: The axes used for translating the robot in manual mode. For a PlayStation Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, these axes corresponds to the ‘left stick’.
  • rotate_axes [int] [default=1]: The axis used for rotating the robot in manual mode. For a PlayStation Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, these axes corresponds to the ‘right stick’.
  • linear_speed_max [double] [default=1.0]: The maximal allowed manual speed for linear movements.
  • angular_speed_max [double] [default=0.8]: The maximal allowed manual speed for rotation.

isaac.navigation.RobotViewer

Description

Visualizes the robot at its current pose

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • reference_frame [string] [default=”world”]: The name of the reference coordinate frame
  • robot_pose_name [string] [default=”robot”]: Name of robot pose to look up on pose tree
  • robot_color [Vector4ub] [default=(Vector4ub{0, 100, 150, 255})]: Color of the robot pose to display in sight
  • robot_mesh [string] [default=”carter”]: Name of the robot assed used for display in sight.
  • robot_model [string] [default=”navigation.shared_robot_model/SphericalRobotShapeComponent”]: Name of the robot model component
  • trail_color [Vector4ub] [default=(Vector4ub{0, 150, 200, 255})]: Color of the robot trail trajectory used in sight.
  • trail_count [int] [default=30]: The number of locations to show for the robot trail.
  • trail_time_step [double] [default=0.5]: Time difference between points shown as part of the trail.

isaac.navigation.TravellingSalesman

Description

Estimates a set of waypoints over the reachable locations of given map and computes the shortest path through them. Returns a set of points ordered by the shortest path through them.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • waypoints [Plan2Proto]: Output plan, which is a list of poses that the robot can move to

Parameters

  • max_distance_factor [double] [default=2.25]: Factor controlling the maximum distance between two points to be connected
  • robot_radius [double] [default=0.50]: Robot radius
  • target_cell_size [double] [default=0.50]: The size of step we take to look for freespace and put waypoints
  • random_waypoints [int] [default=200000]: Number of random waypoints that we can try and add to the graph
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Name of the map in consideration

isaac.navigation.VirtualGamepadBridge

Description

Bridge for Virtual Gamepad: - Recieves Virtual Controller State Messages from Sight’s Widget - Virtual Gamepad. - Uses Bidirectional communication between backend and frontend. - Forwards the received controller messages to other c++ codelets

(example: RobotRemoteControl) in backend.
  • Sends relevant backend status info from the codelets to Sight at regular intervals.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • request [nlohmann::json]: Request to the Bridge

Outgoing messages

  • reply [nlohmann::json]: Reply from the bridge to Sight
  • joystick [JoystickStateProto]: TX proto for Gampepad State

Parameters

  • sight_widget_connection_timeout [double] [default=30.0]: Sight Widget Connection Timeout in seconds
  • num_virtual_buttons [int] [default=12]: Number of buttons for a simulated Virtual Joystick. Keeping default value consistent with packages/sensors/Joystick.hpp
  • deadman_button [int] [default=4]: Button number for failsafe. Keeping consistent with packages/navigation/RobotRemoteControl.hpp

isaac.navsim.FlatscanNoiser

Description

Adds noise to a flatscan

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Recive a FlatScan proto: this is a list of beams (angle + distance)

Outgoing messages

  • noisy_flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Output a noisy FlatScan proto: this is a list of beams (angle + distance) with

Parameters

  • min_range [double] [default=0.25]: The minimum range at which obstacles are detected
  • max_range [double] [default=50.0]: The maximum range of the simulated LIDAR
  • range_sigma_rel [double] [default=0.001]: Standard deviation of relative range error
  • range_sigma_abs [double] [default=0.03]: Standard deviation of absolute range error
  • beam_invalid_probability [double] [default=0.05]: Probability that a beam will be simulated as invalid
  • beam_random_probability [double] [default=0.00001]: Probability that a beam will return a random range
  • beam_short_probability [double] [default=0.03]: Probability that a beam will return a smaller range

isaac.navsim.ScenarioManager

Description

Communicates with NavSim to control scenario setup. The current implementation is fairly basic and just requests the scenario and waits a bit. In the future this codelet should work with a feedback mechanism and be changed to work with behavior trees.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • scenario_reply [JsonProto]: Incoming messages to get status of the current scene and scenario from NavSim

Outgoing messages

  • scenario_control [JsonProto]: Outgoing messages to for example communicate the desired scene and scenario to NavSim
  • robot [ActorGroupProto]: Outgoing messages to control actors creation in NavSim

Parameters

  • scene [string] [default=]: The desired scene
  • scenario [int] [default=-1]: The desired scenario. scenario<0 is ignored by scene loader and the default scenario is used
  • robot_prefab [string] [default=]: The next three parameters are used to spawn and initialize robot in simulation Name of the robot prefab. See ActorGroupProto/SpawnRequest for detail.
  • robot_name [string] [default=”robot”]: Name for the robot. See ActorGroupProto/SpawnRequest for detail.
  • robot_pose_name [string] [default=”robot_init_gt”]: Rhs name for the initial robot pose.
  • ref_pose_name [string] [default=”world”]: Lhs name for the initial robot pose.

isaac.navsim.ScenarioMonitor

Description

Monitors the status of a navigation simulation scenario, detects success (arrive at goal) or failure states (timeout, collision, lost localization, ect.), and publishes the current state. It also generates a detailed report file including the ground truth state at every tick, and appends a one-line summary of the execution state to a summary report file when stopping.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • collision [Json]: Collision message from collision monitor.
  • goal_feedback [Goal2FeedbackProto]: Feedback from navigation stack.
  • gt_goal_feedback [Goal2FeedbackProto]: Ground truth feedback from simulator.
  • poses [Json]: Additional pose report to append to the detail report file.

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • wait_before_start [double] [default=1.0]: The number of seconds to wait in the start function for localization to finish
  • arrival_tolerance [double] [default=0.5]: Seconds to wait for actual (ground-truth) arrival after robot claims arrival. If the robot doesn’t actually arrive within this time frame, it was wrong to claim arrival. So, the state becomes “Mistaken”.
  • goal_pose_name [string] [default=”goal”]: Name of the goal pose on pose tree
  • report_path [string] [default=”/tmp/navsim”]: Path of report output file. If the path doesn’t exist, it will be created. The coledet will generate a detailed report file (one json per tick) to report_path/[uuid]_monitor.jsonl where uuid is the app’s uuid.
  • stop_app [bool] [default=false]: Stops the app when monitor succeeds or fails. This may happen before the execution state message tx_state can be processed, so set this to false if your app have codelets receiving and processing the tx_state message.
  • scene [string] [default=]: Filename of the scene being run in simulation
  • scenario [int] [default=]: Index of the scenario being run in simulation
  • maximum_time [string] [default=”60s”]: Maximum execution time in seconds
  • localization_error [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(3.0, DegToRad(90.0))]: Localization tolerance beyond which we consider the robot lost. Unit is meter 2d position, and radian for z rotation

isaac.object_pose_estimation.CodebookLookup

Description

This codelet loads a codebook at the beginning which match some given feature vectors to some metadata. The codebook is loaded from a file, and map a vector feature to some metadata (could be anything). Then each tick it takes a vector feature as input and look for the closest match inside the codebook and output the metadata associated to the closest match. If num_output_features is greater than one, then the K best match will be returned.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • features [TensorListProto]: A list of feature vectors, the feature_index paramter below will control which one will be used to match against the codebook.

Outgoing messages

  • metadata [TensorListProto]: Output a list containing a single tensor with the metadata associated to the closest match of the input vector inside the codebook.

Parameters

  • codebook_path [string] [default=]: Path to the file containing the codebook. The codebook should contain one json line per entry with the following format: [[features list…], [metadata …]] For each entry, the size of the features must be same, and the same is true for the size of the metadata
  • feature_index [int] [default=0]: Index of tensor in the feature tensor list to use as feature vector.
  • num_output_features [int] [default=2]: The number of features to extract. Only the best one will be provided

isaac.object_pose_estimation.CodebookPoseSampler

Description

Generates camera poses for codebook generation assuming the object under observation is placed at the origin. Uses icosahedron subdivision to uniformly sample viewpoints from a sphere of given radius, and additionally applies in-plane rotation (roll) along the camera axis. Publishes one sampled poses per tick.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • radius [double] [default=1.0]: Radius of the sphere where the view points are sampled
  • num_view [int] [default=2562]: Minimal number of view points on the view sphere
  • num_inplane [int] [default=1]: Number of in-plane rotations at each view point
  • min_roll [double] [default=-Pi<double>]: Minimum roll for for codebook view sampling from sphere Note: Minimum roll must be in range [-Pi, Pi]
  • max_roll [double] [default=Pi<double>]: Maximum roll for codebook view sampling from sphere Note: Maximum roll must be in range (min_roll, min_roll + 2*Pi]
  • min_pitch [double] [default=-Pi<double>/2]: Minimum pitch for codebook view sampling from sphere Note: Minimum pitch must be in range [-Pi/2, Pi/2]
  • max_pitch [double] [default=Pi<double>/2]: Maximum pitch for codebook sampling from sphere Note: Maximum pitch must be in range (min_pitch, Pi/2].
  • min_yaw [double] [default=-Pi<double>]: Minimum yaw for codebook view sampling from sphere Note: Minimum yaw must be in range [-Pi, Pi],
  • max_yaw [double] [default=Pi<double>]: Maximum yaw for codebook view sampling from sphere Maximum yaw must be in range (min_yaw, min_yaw + 2*Pi]
  • report_success [bool] [default=false]: If report_success is true, codelet reports success after view points are sampled. If not, the codelet ends the app after all view points are sampled.
  • max_ticks_after_success [int] [default=10]: Number of ticks to wait after the view points are sampled to close the app This param is used when report_success is set to false.

isaac.object_pose_estimation.CodebookWriter

Description

Receives a feature vector and a label vector, synchronizes the two and produces a json message of the format [feature, label] as a codebook entry. These jsons should be written to a jsonline file as the codebook. At inference time, the codebook is used to match a feature vector with the closest codebook entry to obtain the label.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • feature [TensorListProto]: A tensor list contains a feature vector (float) generated by the a trained model. The tensor list format is same as the TensorRTInference codelet output. It contains at least one rank-2 tensor, whose first row is taken as the feature vector.
  • label [TensorProto]: A tensor which contains a label vector (double). This should be a rank-1 tensor.

Outgoing messages

  • codebook [JsonProto]: Outputs one codebook entry containing the json-serialized feature and label vector as [feature, label], where feature and label are both json arrays of numbers

Parameters

  • feature_index [int] [default=0]: Index of tensor in the feature tensor list to use as feature vector

isaac.object_pose_estimation.ImagePoseEncoder

Description

This codelet encodes rotation and translation information of object during codebook generation. Encoded values are (1) orientation in quaternions from pose, which are used for estimating 3D rotation and (2) bounding box size which is used for estimating object’s distance to the camera.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_image [ColorCameraProto]: Input ColorCameraProto of full image which are used for extracting camera pinhole parameters
  • input_detections [Detections2Proto]: List of bounding box detections to compute translation parameters in the codebook
  • input_poses [Detections3Proto]: List of input object poses for storing orientation labels in the codebook.

Outgoing messages

  • pose_encoding [TensorProto]: Output TensorProto of length 9 with encoding parameters in the order {qw, qx, qy, qz, size_ref}. 1 - 4: quaternions for the 3D orientation, 5: bounding box diagonal 6: rendered distance of the camera from the object along z 7: focal length of the camera used to generate codebook 8, 9: offset of bounding box center from pinhole center in image coordinates
Parameters
(none)

isaac.object_pose_estimation.PoseEstimation

Description

Codelet that given an image and the detections of an object inside this image returns the pose in 3D relative to the camera of the object.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_image [ColorCameraProto]: Input color camera proto to get pinhole parameters.
  • input_detections [Detections2Proto]: Input bounding box from any object detection model (YOLO/ResNet).
  • input_metadata [TensorListProto]: Input metadata coming from a codebook, assuming a list of quaternion/center offset/diagonal

Outgoing messages

Parameters
(none)

isaac.orb.ExtractAndVisualizeOrb

Description

Codelet to extract and visualize ORB features. Input is an image, Output is the same image overlaid with extracted ORB features

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • max_features [int] [default=500]: maximum number of features to extract
  • fast_threshold [int] [default=20]: FAST threshold, lower means higher sensitivity. Note that this threshold controls how many features are extracted before filtering the features down to the requested number of max_features. Decrease this parameter if the resulting amount of features is too low (that is, constantly below max_features).
  • grid_num_cells_linear [int] [default=8]: how many cells to split the image into for spatial regularization
  • downsampling_factor [double] [default=0.7]: how much to reduce image size between ORB feature levels
  • max_levels [int] [default=4]: maximum number of different ORB levels

isaac.perception.AprilTagsDetection

Description

AprilTagsDetection takes an image as input and detects and decodes any APrilTags found in the image. It returns an array of Tag IDs as output.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • image [ColorCameraProto]: RGB input image. Image should be undistorted prior to being passed in here.

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • max_tags [int] [default=50]: Maximum number of AprilTags that can be detected
  • tag_dimensions [double] [default=0.18]: Tag dimensions, translation of tags will be calculated in same unit of measure
  • tag_family [string] [default=”tag36h11”]: Tag family, currently ONLY tag36h11 is supported

isaac.perception.BirdViewProjection

Description

Unprojects a given 2-channel image from perspective to bird’s eye view. The codelet takes the following inputs - * ImageProto: 2-channel image which is to be unprojected to bird’s eye view * LatticeProto: Represents the gridmap information corresponding to the unprojected 2-channel

image. The information from this message is used to derive some of the parameters required for unprojection, namely cell size and gridmap dimensions.
  • ColorCameraProto: Required to obtain the pinhole model which corresponds to the input 2-channel image.

The codelet outputs an unprojected image along with a lattice proto message with the same parameter values as the input lattice proto, but with the timestamp of the input image. These messages are intended to be used by the local map as a representation of occupancy.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • color_image [ColorCameraProto]: Input proto message containing the color image. This is required to obtain the pinhole model
  • input_image [ImageProto]: Incoming 2-channel float image
  • gridmap_lattice [LatticeProto]: Input lattice proto. This contains relevant information about the gridmap corresponding to the input 2-channel image.

Outgoing messages

  • bird_view_image [ImageProto]: Output bird view image
  • synced_gridmap_lattice [LatticeProto]: Output lattice proto, published with the same timestamp as the bird view image. This contains the same parameter values as the input, but is mainly published so that the timestamps of the 2-channel image and the corresponding lattice match.

Parameters

  • camera_frame [string] [default=”camera”]: The name of the camera frame

isaac.perception.CropAndDownsample

Description

Codelet to crop and downsample the input image. The input image is first cropped to the desired region of interest and then resized to the desired output dimensions. All operations are performed using cpu functionality.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • crop_mode [CropMode] [default=CropMode::kManual]: Parameter which determines if we should auto-crop the input image. If set to “AutomaticCrop”, the codelet would compute the maximum possible crop which matches the aspect ratio of the desired output specified by downsample. If the parameters crop_start and crop_size are explicitly set by the user, they would be reset by the codelet. If set to “ManualCrop”, the codelet uses the exact crop start and crop size as specified by the user.
  • crop_start [Vector2i] [default=]: Top left corner (row, col) for crop
  • crop_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Target dimensions (rows, cols) for crop.
  • downsample_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Target dimensions (rows, cols) for downsample after crop.

isaac.perception.CropAndDownsampleCuda

Description

Codelet to crop and downsample the input image. The input image is first cropped to the desired region of interest and then resized to the desired output dimensions. All operations are performed using cuda based functionality.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • crop_start [Vector2i] [default=]: Top left corner (row, col) for crop
  • crop_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Target dimensions (rows, cols) for crop.
  • downsample_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Target dimensions (rows, cols) for downsample after crop.

isaac.perception.DisparityToDepth

Description

Converts a disparity image to depth image using the camera intrinsics and extrinsics

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters
(none)

isaac.perception.FiducialAsGoal

Description

Looks for a fiducial with a specific ID and uses it as a goal for the navigation stack. The goal can be computed relative to the fiducial based on different methods.

  1. “center”: The center of the fiducial is projected into the Z=0 plane and published as the goal point for the navigation stack.
  2. “pointing”: A ray is shot out of the center of the fiducial into the direction of the normal and intersected with the Z=0 ground plane. This happens up to a maximum distance of max_goal_tag_distance.
  3. “offset”: The fixed offset fiducial_T_goal is used to compute the goal based on the detected fiducial.

A goal or plan is published every time a fiducial detection is received. In case the fiducial is not found for longer than give_up_duration a stop command is sent.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • fiducials [FiducialListProto]: The input channel where fiducial detections are publishes

Outgoing messages

  • goal [Goal2Proto]: The target fiducial as a goal
  • plan [Plan2Proto]: The target fiducial as a simple plan with one waypoint

Parameters

  • target_fiducial_id [string] [default=”tag36h11_9”]: The ID of the target fiducial
  • give_up_duration [double] [default=1.0]: If the robot does not see the fiducial for this time period the robot is stopped
  • mode [Mode] [default=Mode::kCenter]: Specifies how the robot will use the fiducial to compute its goal location.
  • max_goal_tag_distance [double] [default=1.0]: The maximum distance the goal with be away from the tag
  • robot_frame [string] [default=]: The name of the robot coordinate frame
  • camera_frame [string] [default=]: The name of the camera coordinate frame

isaac.perception.ImageWarp

Description

Warps an image from one model to another model. Currently two input and two output models are supported. Input models: perspective and fisheye lens. Output models: perspective and equirectangular. A common use case for this codelet is correction of camera lens distortion effects.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_image [ColorCameraProto]: The input image and its optical parameters. The parameters include focal length, principal point, radial and tangential distortion parameters, and projection type (perspective or fisheye).

Outgoing messages

  • output_image [ColorCameraProto]: The output image and its optical parameters. The output parameters are set accordingly to the requested target camera model. For perspective they match the source model with no distortion. For an equirectengular model they are computed based on the choice of the pixel_density parameter.

Parameters

  • down_scale_factor [int] [default=4]: Scaling of the displayed images in Sight. down_scale_factor the ratio of the size of the source image to the displayed image.
  • gpu_id [int] [default=0]: The GPU device to be used for Warp360 CUDA operations. The default value of 0 suffices for cases where there is only one GPU, and is a good defualt when there is more than 1 GPU.
  • output_model [ImageWarpOutputModel] [default=ImageWarpOutputModel::kPerspective]: The desired output camera model
  • pixel_density [double] [default=]: For certain projections this parameter can be used to control the size of the output image. For an equirectangular projection the output size will be the field of view angles of the camera multiplied by this constant. If this parameter is not set the output size will be identical to the input size which can lead to undesired cropping or black bars.
  • background_color [Vector3ub] [default=]: Some projections will not fully cover the output image space. In that case the background is black by default, but can be changed to the given color if desired.

isaac.perception.PointCloudAccumulator

Description

Accumulates point clouds into a larger point cloud. This can be used, for example, to accumulate small, partial/incomplete point clouds produced by a LIDAR into a usable point cloud. For better performance, the point count to accumulate should be a multiple of the incoming sample point cloud size, if possible, or at least far greater. This accumulator also can break down a large message into smaller ones.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • point_cloud [PointCloudProto]: Incoming proto messages used to subscribe to small, point cloud data samples to accumulate.

Outgoing messages

  • accumulated_point_cloud [PointCloudProto]: Outgoing proto messages used to publish the accumulated point cloud.

Parameters

  • point_count [int] [default=10000]: Number of accumulated points before publishing the point cloud. This parameter can be configured and changed at runtime. The point cloud is published when this number of accumulated points is reached.

isaac.perception.RangeScanFlattening

Description

Flattens a 3D range scan into a 2D range scan.

We assume that a range scan is made up out of vertical “slices” of beams which are rotated around the lidar at specific azimuth angles. For each azimuth angle all beams of the vertical slice are analysed and compared to a 2.5D world model to compute a single distance value for that azimuth angle. The pair of azimuth angle and distance are published as a “flat” range scan.

The 2.5D world model assumes that every location in the X/Y plane is either blocked or free. To compute that we assume a critical height slice relative to the lidar defined my a minimum and maximum height. If any return beam of the vertical slice hits an obstacle in that height slice the flat scan will report a hit. In addition to the height interval we also allow for a fudge on the pitch angle of the lidar which will be an additional rejection criteria. Essentially every beam return has to be inside the height slice not only for the beam angle alpha, but for all angles in the interval [alpha - fudge | alpha + fudge].

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • use_target_pitch [bool] [default=false]: Enables usage of target pitch parameter
  • target_pitch [double] [default=]: If this value is set only beams with this pitch angle will be used; otherwise all beams of a vertical beam slice will be used.
  • height_min [double] [default=0.0]: Minimum relative height for accepting a return as a collision.
  • height_max [double] [default=1.5]: Maximum relative height for accepting a return as a collision.
  • pitch_fudge [double] [default=0.005]: Inaccuracy of vertical beam angle which can be used to compensate small inaccuracies of the lidar inclination angle.

isaac.perception.RangeToPointCloud

Description

The RangeToPointCloud class converts a range scan into a point cloud.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • scan [RangeScanProto]: The range scan which is to be converted to a point cloud

Outgoing messages

  • cloud [PointCloudProto]: The point cloud computed from the range scan

Parameters

  • min_fov [double] [default=DegToRad(360.0)]: Number of rays to accumulate before sending out the message (in addition to min_count)
  • min_count [int] [default=360]: Minimum number of points before sending a point cloud (in addition to min_fov)
  • enable_visualization [bool] [default=false]: If set to true the point cloud is visualized with Sight
  • sensor_frame [string] [default=”lidar”]: If set to true the point cloud is visualized with Sight

isaac.perception.ScanAccumulator

Description

Accumulates slices of a range scans into a full range scan. This can for example be use to accumulate the small slices produced by a rotating lidar into a full 360 degree range scan.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • scan [RangeScanProto]: Proto used to subscribe to partial scan lidar data

Outgoing messages

  • fullscan [RangeScanProto]: Proto used to publish full scan lidar data

Parameters

  • min_fov [double] [default=DegToRad(360.0)]: Minimum FOV before sending out the message (in addition to min_slice_count)
  • min_slice_count [int] [default=1800]: Number of slices to accumulate before sending out the message (in addition to min_fov)
  • clock_wise_rotation [bool] [default=true]: Turning direction of the LIDAR

isaac.perception.StereoDisparityNet

Description

StereoDisparityNet takes a pair of left and right images as input and infers disparity using the NVStereoNet library. The network expects an input of 257 x 513. The network outputs disparities in left_camera space.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • weights_file [string] [default=]: Configurable Parameters path to the weights file
  • plan_file [string] [default=]: path to the plan file. plan file is specific to sm version of the GPU
  • fp16_mode [bool] [default=false]: flag to turn on half precision for tensorrt. This is currently not supported on desktop gpus and will only work on tx2/xavier

isaac.perception.StereoImageSplitting

Description

StereoImageSplitting splits a side-by-side stereo image into a left image and a right image. Input images are assumed to be all in Image3ub format.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • copy_pinhole_from_source [bool] [default=true]: If true, the pinhole is copied from the source and the column count is adjusted to half the original column count.
  • left_rows [int] [default=]: Number of pixels in the height dimension of left image
  • left_cols [int] [default=]: Number of pixels in the width dimension of left image
  • left_focal_length [Vector2d] [default=]: Focal length of the left image
  • left_optical_center [Vector2d] [default=]: Optical center for the left image
  • right_rows [int] [default=]: Number of pixels in the height dimension of left image
  • right_cols [int] [default=]: Number of pixels in the width dimension of left image
  • right_focal_length [Vector2d] [default=]: Focal length of the right image
  • right_optical_center [Vector2d] [default=]: Optical center for the right image

isaac.planner.DifferentialBaseControl

Description

Controller node for a differential base. Takes a trajectory plan and output a segway command.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • cmd [StateProto]: Output a navigation::DifferentialBaseControl state message.

Parameters

  • cmd_delay [double] [default=0.2]: Expected delay between the command sent and the execution (in second)
  • use_pid_controller [bool] [default=true]: Whether or not use the pid controller
  • manual_mode_channel [string] [default=”“]: Channel publishing whether or not the robot is in manual mode
  • pid_heading [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){1.0, 0.1, 0.0, 0.25, -0.25, 1.0, -1.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the heading error
  • pid_pos_y [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){1.0, 0.1, 0.0, 0.25, -0.25, 2.0, -2.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the latteral error
  • pid_pos_x [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){1.0, 0.1, 0.0, 0.25, -0.25, 2.0, -2.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the forward error
  • controller_epsilon_gain [double] [default=1.0]: Gains used to compute the forward gain
  • controller_b_gain [double] [default=1.0]: Gains used to compute the heading gain
  • use_tick_time [bool] [default=true]: This flag controls whether or not this task uses tick time or the acquisition time to know which command to output. Note: Acquisition time should be used when the DifferentialTrajectoryPlanProto comes with a not synchronized source. cmd_delay should be used to estimate the full delay from when the odometry was computed to when the command is going to be executed on the system.

isaac.planner.DifferentialBaseLqrPlanner

Description

The DifferentialBaseLqrPlanner class computes and outputs the local plan given the position of the robot and its surroundings. The local plan is computed using the lqr planner. TODO(ben): Rename with Differential in the name

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • odometry [Odometry2Proto]: Contains the odometry information required for planning (current speed, acceleration, etc.)
  • global_plan [Plan2Proto]: Contains the target plan the local planner attempts to follow

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • robot_model [string] [default=”navigation.shared_robot_model/SphericalRobotShapeComponent”]: Name of the robot model node

  • time_between_command_ms [int] [default=100]: Step size to be used in integrating the state

  • num_controls [int] [default=50]: Upper limit on the number of steps in the output trajectory plan

  • target_distance [double] [default=0.25]: parameters for the GridMapObstaclesLqr parameters Distance we would like to keep away from surroundings

  • speed_gradient_target_distance [double] [default=1.0]: How fast the target distance increases depending on the speed

  • min_distance [double] [default=0.1]: Distance we want to keep away from surroundings before kicking high penality

  • speed_gradient_min_distance [double] [default=0.0]: How fast the minimum distance increases depending on the speed.

  • gain_speed [double] [default=1.0]: parameters for the DifferentialLqr parameters Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize a speed outsde the range defined below

  • gain_steering [double] [default=0.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize any steering

  • gain_lat_acceleration [double] [default=0.2]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the lateral acceleration

  • gain_linear_acceleration [double] [default=4.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the forward acceleration

  • gain_angular_acceleration [double] [default=2.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the angular acceleration

  • gain_to_target [double] [default=0.1]: Gain of a custom cost to penalize the robot according to its distance to the target

  • gain_to_end_position_x [double] [default=20.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the last position in forward/backward direction relative to the target

  • gain_to_end_position_y [double] [default=50.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the last position in lateral direction relative to the target

  • gain_to_end_angle [double] [default=1.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the robot if its orientation does not match the target

  • gain_to_end_speed [double] [default=10.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the robot if it is still moving

  • gain_to_end_angular_speed [double] [default=10.0]: Gain of a quadratic cost to penalize the robot if it is still rotating

  • max_angular_speed [double] [default=0.75]: Soft limit on how fast we are allowed to rotate

  • max_speed [double] [default=0.75]: Soft limit on how fast we would like to move

  • min_speed [double] [default=-0.0]: Soft limit on how slow we are allowed to move

  • distance_to_target_sigma [double] [default=1.0]: Other parameters: Parameter that controls the strength of the gradient depending on the distance of the target The error cost is of the form: d^2/(d^2 + s^2). It behaves as a quadratic cost close to the target and as a constant value far away from the target.

  • decay [double] [default=1.01]: Decay apply to each steps (decay < 1 means we accord higher importance to the beginning of the path while decay > 1 emphasizes the end of the path).

  • distance_to_waypoint [double] [default=1.0]: Maximum distance the end of the plan needs to be from a waypoint before trying to move to the next waypoint.

  • angle_to_waypoint [double] [default=DegToRad<double>(20.0)]: Maximum angle the end of the plan needs to be from a waypoint before trying to move to the next waypoint.

  • obstacle_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={}]: List of obstacles to use for the planning. The ObstacleAtlas is querried.

  • use_predicted_position [bool] [default=true]: Indicates whether or not the predicted position or actual position is used while planning. If true, this produces a more stable path, however it relies on a good controller to keep the robot on track. If false, then this codelet also acts as a controller.

  • reset_robot_position [int] [default=0]: How frequently (in term of ticks) do we reset the robot position to the odometry: - 0: Disable it, never reset the robot position unless use_predicted_position is set to false. - 1: Always reset the robot position regardless of the value of use_predicted_position. - 10 Assuming use_predicted_position = true, means every 10 ticks we reset the robot position

    to where the odometry predict the robot to be.

  • max_predicted_position_error [double] [default=0.5]: The distance from the predicted position we tolerate. If we exceed this value, the actual robot position is used.

  • manual_mode_channel [string] [default=”“]: Channel publishing whether or not the robot is in manual mode

  • print_debug [bool] [default=false]: Specifies whether to show extra information in Sight for debug purposes

  • reuse_lqr_plan [bool] [default=true]: Specifies whether or not to use the previous plan as starting point for the lqr

  • restart_planning_cycle [int] [default=10]: How frequently (in term of ticks) do we restart the planning from scratch: - 0: Disable it, never restart it (unless reuse_lqr_plan is set to false) - 1: Never reuse the plan (regardless of the value of reuse_lqr_plan). - 10 Assuming reuse_lqr_plan = true, means every 10 ticks we drop the previous plan and

    replan from a stopped position.

  • static_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Name of a frame which is static. This is used to compensate for the odometry drift.

isaac.planner.DifferentialBaseModel

Description

Holder of common parameters describing the differential base (two independant controllable wheels defined by the wheel radius and distance between wheels).

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • robot_radius [double] [default=0.40]: The radius of the robot for colision detection.
  • base_length [double] [default=0.63]: The distance between the two wheels
  • wheel_radius [double] [default=0.2405]: The radius of the wheels

isaac.planner.DifferentialBaseStop

Description

Generates zero commands for a differential base.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • cmd [StateProto]: Output a navigation::DifferentialBaseControl command consisting of zero linear and angular speeds.
Parameters
(none)

isaac.planner.GlobalPlanSmoother

Description

Creates a valid smooth global plan based on a given rough plan

A graph-based planning algorithm on a 3-dimensional state space (position + rotation) in a large domain often produces rough non-optimal plans with unnecessary corners and detours. This component takes such a rough path and smoothes it into a more optimal but still valid plan. The smooth plan can then for example be used as the input of a trajectory planner.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • rough_plan [Plan2Proto]: A global plan which is potentially not smooth

Outgoing messages

  • smooth_plan [Plan2Proto]: A valid smooth global plan computed based on the input global plan

Parameters

  • robot_model [string] [default=”navigation.shared_robot_model/SphericalRobotShapeComponent”]: Name of the robot model node
  • obstacle_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default=std::vector<std::string>({“map/isaac.navigation.DistanceMap”, “map/restricted_area”, “global_plan_local_map”})]: List of obstacles to use for the planning. The ObstacleAtlas is querried.
  • backward_shortcut [bool] [default=false]: Whether we allow to shortcut moving backward
  • distance_between_waypoints [double] [default=0.25]: The target distance between waypoints
  • number_shortcut_iterations [int] [default=1000]: How many iterations we perform each tick to attempt to shortcut
  • number_obstacle_avoidance_iterations [int] [default=50]: How many iterations we perform each tick to attempt to stay away from obstacles
  • optimized_length [double] [default=50.0]: How much of the path are we optimizing: only the first X meters will be optimized
  • target_clearance [double] [default=0.25]: Target clearance from the obstacles. If a waypoint is closer than this distance we try to move it in the normal direction of the path to reach the target clearance.
  • maintain_distance_factor [double] [default=0.9]: When shortcutting, how much closer are we allowed to get to the obstacle. A value of zero means we can shortcut as much as we want as long as the path is valid, while a value of 1 means we can shortcut as long as either the start or end of the path is the closest to the obstacles.

isaac.planner.GlobalPlanner

Description

Global planner, take a target destination and outputs a global plan from current position to the target. This produces a rough plan that should be fed to some optimizer (such as GlobalPlannerSmoother).

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • goal [Goal2Proto]: The target destination received
  • previous_path [Plan2Proto]: The previous plan the robot is following, if this plan is still valid, then the global planner will just output it back, if not, then the global plan will generate a new plan.

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • graph_initialization_steps [int] [default=20000]: How many random samples to use while pre-computing the graph.
  • graph_in_tick_steps [int] [default=0]: How many random samples to use during each tick to increase the graph size.
  • graph_max_steps [int] [default=5000]: How many random samples to use when no valid path exist.
  • robot_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node
  • static_obstacle_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default=std::vector<std::string>({“map/isaac.navigation.DistanceMap”, “map/restricted_area”})]: Name of the static obstacles. First one needs to be the one related to the global map. Note: these obstacles are assumed to be constant, if they change the planner needs to be stopped and restarted.
  • dynamic_obstacle_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={“global_plan_local_map”}]: Name of the dynamic obstacles. (Can be changed live)
  • graph_file_in [string] [default=]: Path to a file containing the graph to load.
  • graph_file_out [string] [default=”/tmp/graph.json”]: Path to a file where to save the file at the end
  • model_error_margin [double] [default=0.05]: How close to obstacle the robot can be (in meters).
  • model_max_translation_distance [double] [default=1.0]: Maximum distance between two points to be connected (in meters). A shorter distance produces a denser graph. In general a value in the order of the average distance of any point to the closest obstacle is recommended.
  • model_max_rotation_distance [double] [default=TwoPi<double>]: Maximum rotation between two points to be connected (in meters). A shorter distance produces a denser graph.
  • model_backward_path_penalty [double] [default=10.0]: The penality when moving backward
  • model_invalid_path_penalty [double] [default=100.0]: The penality when moving into a dynamic obstacle.
  • max_colliding_lookup [double] [default=0.5]: How much distance into obstacle do we tolerate for the starting position and the target.
  • check_direct_path [bool] [default=true]: Whether we can connect directly the start and end position or if we should always use the graph to do the planning.
  • world_dimensions [geometry::Rectangled] [default=]: Dimensions of the world. Random position will be sampled in this area. If not set, then it will be automatically computed using the obstacle map

isaac.planner.HolonomicBaseControl

Description

Controller node for a differential base. Takes a trajectory plan and output a segway command.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • cmd [StateProto]: Output a navigation::DifferentialBaseControl state message.

Parameters

  • cmd_delay [double] [default=0.2]: Expected delay between the command sent and the execution (in second)
  • use_pid_controller [bool] [default=true]: Whether or not use the pid controller
  • manual_mode_channel [string] [default=”“]: Channel publishing whether or not the robot is in manual mode
  • pid_heading [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){1.0, 0.1, 0.0, 0.25, -0.25, 1.0, -1.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the heading error
  • pid_pos_y [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){1.0, 0.1, 0.0, 0.25, -0.25, 2.0, -2.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the latteral error
  • pid_pos_x [Vector7d] [default=Vector7d((double[]){0.2, 0.05, 0.0, 0.1, -0.1, 2.0, -2.0})]: Parameters of pid controller that controls the forward error
  • use_tick_time [bool] [default=true]: This flag controls whether or not this task uses tick time or the acquisition time to know which command to output. Note: Acquisition time should be used when the DifferentialTrajectoryPlanProto comes with a not synchronized source. cmd_delay should be used to estimate the full delay from when the odometry was computed to when the command is going to be executed on the system.

isaac.planner.SphericalRobotShapeComponent

Description

Model of a robot composed of a union of circles. The distance function is approximated by the function -ln(sum(exp(-alpha * dist_i))/alpha where alpha = ln(1 + #circles) * smooth_minimum controls how well the min function is approximated. If the real distance is D, then we have: D - 1/smooth_minimum <= distance <= D;

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • circles [std::vector<geometry::Circled>] [default={}]: List of circles that compose the robot
  • smooth_minimum [double] [default=20.0]: Parameters to control how well the minimum function is approximated. The error will be in the range: D-1/smooth_minimum <= distance <= D where D = the real distance

isaac.pwm.PwmController

Description

Interface for a PCA9685 PWM Controller device This device is used to send PWM signals to peripherals

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • set_duty_cycle [PwmChannelSetDutyCycleProto]: PwmChannelSetDutyCycleProto is used to set a duty cycle for a PWM channel note: setting a PWM value for a channel automatically enables that channel duty_cycle as a percentage, from 0.00 to 1.00
  • set_pulse_length [PwmChannelSetPulseLengthProto]: PwmChannelSetPulseLengthProto is used to set a pulse length for a PWM channel pulse_length as a percentage, from 0.00 to 1.00 of the cycle
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • i2c_device_num [int] [default=0]: I2C device ID; matches /dev/i2c-X
  • pwm_frequency_in_hertz [int] [default=50]: Defines the frequency at which the PWM outputs modulate, in hertz 50Hz is common for servos

isaac.rgbd_processing.DepthEdges

Description

Computes edges on a depth image. By default a GPU-accelerated method is used

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • edge_jump_threshold [double] [default=0.06]: Threshold in meters after which a jump in distance between two pixels is considered an edge.
  • min_depth [double] [default=]: Depth smaller or equal to the given value will be marked as edge
  • max_depth [double] [default=]: Depth values larger or equal to the given value will be marked as edge.
  • use_gpu [bool] [default=true]: If enabled GPU accelerated CUDA kernels are used; otherwise computations are done on CPU.

isaac.rgbd_processing.DepthImageFlattening

Description

The DepthImageFlattening class flattens a depth image into a 2D range scan.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • camera_frame [string] [default=”camera”]: The name of the camera coordinate frame
  • ground_frame [string] [default=”ground”]: The name of the ground coordinate frame
  • fov [double] [default=DegToRad(90.0)]: The field of view to use for the result range scan
  • sector_delta [double] [default=DegToRad(0.5)]: Angular resolution of the result range scan
  • min_distance [double] [default=0.2]: Minimum distance for the result range scan
  • max_distance [double] [default=5.0]: Maximum distance for the result range scan
  • range_delta [double] [default=0.10]: Range resolution of the result range scan
  • cell_blocked_threshold [int] [default=10]: A sector in the result range scan is marked as blocked after the given number of points.
  • height_min [double] [default=0.20]: Maximum height in ground coordinates in which a point is considered to be an obstacle
  • height_max [double] [default=1.00]: Minimum height in ground coordinates in which a point is considered to be an obstacle
  • skip_row [int] [default=0]: Number of pixels in row that are skipped while parsing the image
  • skip_column [int] [default=0]: Number of pixels in column that are skipped while parsing the image

isaac.rgbd_processing.DepthImageToPointCloud

Description

Create a point cloud from a depth image. Every pixel is “unprojected” based on its depth and the camera model. The point cloud is transformed into the desired target frame using the given transformation cloud_T_camera.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • cloud [PointCloudProto]: The computed point cloud

Parameters

  • use_color [bool] [default=false]: If this is enabled a color image will be used to produce a colored point cloud. This can only be changed at program start.

isaac.rgbd_processing.DepthNormals

Description

Computes normals for a depth image based on computed points and respecting edges. This component uses GPU acceleration by default.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • normals_smooth_radius [int] [default=7]: Radius over which normals are smoothed
  • use_gpu [bool] [default=true]: If enabled GPU accelerated CUDA kernels are used; otherwise computations are done on CPU.

isaac.rgbd_processing.DepthPoints

Description

Computes 3D points from a depth image and stores them as an Image3f. By default a GPU-accelerated implementation is used.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • use_gpu [bool] [default=true]: If enabled GPU accelerated CUDA kernels are used; otherwise computations are done on CPU.

isaac.rgbd_processing.FreespaceFromDepth

Description

The FreespaceFromDepth class flattens a depth image into a 2D range scan.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Output the freespace as a range scan that can be used for example to produce a local map for navigation

Parameters

  • last_range_cell_additional_contribution [double] [default=2.5]: In order to favor the last cell in case there is no obstacle, we arbitrarily increase the value by this factor scaled by the average occupancy.
  • edge_distance_cost [double] [default=0.5]: Factor to compute the cost of an edge (multiplied by the distance) Reducing this value might increase processing time.
  • max_edge_cost [double] [default=1.0]: Cap on the maximum cost of an edge (Reducing this value might speed up the processing time.)
  • max_contribution_after_wall [double] [default=2.5]: Once we hit a wall, we cap the value of a cell at: max_contribution_after_wall * average_weight
  • wall_threshold [double] [default=5.0]: The minmum value needed for a cell to be considered as a wall (as a factor of the average value.)
  • fov [double] [default=DegToRad(90.0)]: The field of view to use for the result range scan
  • num_sectors [int] [default=180]: Angular resolution of the result range scan
  • range_delta [double] [default=0.1]: Range resolution of the result range scan
  • height_min [double] [default=-1.00]: Maximum height in ground coordinates in which a point is considered valid
  • height_max [double] [default=2.00]: Minimum height in ground coordinates in which a point is considered valid
  • max_distance [double] [default=20.0]: Max range for the extraction.
  • reduce_scale [int] [default=2]: Reduction factor for image. Values greater than one shrink the image by that amount
  • integrate_temporal_information [bool] [default=false]: Reduction factor for image. values greater than one shrink the image by that amount
  • use_predicted_height [bool] [default=false]: Whether to use the predcted height (from measurement) or 0 when rendering the freespace
  • camera_name [string] [default=]: Name of the camera used to get the camera position in the world

isaac.ros_bridge.CameraImageToRos

Description

This codelet receives ColorCameraProto data within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

isaac.ros_bridge.CameraInfoToRos

Description

This codelet receives ColorCameraProto data within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

isaac.ros_bridge.FlatscanToRos

Description

This codelet receives flatscan data within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • frame_id [string] [default=”base_scan”]: Name of the frame to be used in outgoing message

isaac.ros_bridge.GoalToRos

Description

This codelet receives goal as message within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS as a message. If goal feedback is needed, use similar codelet named “GoalToRosAction” instead.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • goal_frame [string] [default=”map”]: Frame of the goal in outgoing message
  • robot_frame [string] [default=”base_link”]: Frame of the robot in ROS. Used to stop the robot if needed.
  • new_message_thresholds [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(1e-3, DegToRad(0.1))]: A new message will be published whenever change in goal pose exceeds these thresholds. Values are for Euclidean distance and angle respectively.

isaac.ros_bridge.GoalToRosAction

Description

This codelet receives goal as message within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS as an action. Unlike the similar codelet named “GoalToRos”, GoalToRosAction then publishes Goal2FeedbackProto.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • action_name [string] [default=”move_base”]: ROS namespace where action will be communicated to
  • goal_frame_ros [string] [default=”map”]: Frame of the goal in outgoing ROS message
  • robot_frame_ros [string] [default=”base_link”]: Frame of the robot in ROS. Used to stop the robot if needed.
  • robot_frame_isaac [string] [default=”robot”]: Frame of the robot in Isaac. Used in publishing feedback pose.
  • new_message_thresholds [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(1e-3, DegToRad(0.1))]: A new message will be published whenever change in goal pose exceeds these thresholds. Values are for Euclidean distance and angle respectively.
  • stationary_speed_thresholds [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.025, DegToRad(5.0))]: Threshold on speed to determine if the robot is stationary (positional and angular)

isaac.ros_bridge.OdometryToRos

Description

This codelet receives odometry data within Isaac application and publishes it to ROS. This codelet assumes ROS subscriber is respecting https://www.ros.org/reps/rep-0103.html, i.e., x forward y left z up

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • pose_frame [string] [default=”odom”]: Frame of the pose in outgoing message
  • twist_frame [string] [default=”base_footprint”]: Frame of the twist in outgoing message

isaac.ros_bridge.PosesToRos

Description

For a list of pose mappings, reads pose from Isaac Pose Tree and writes it to ROS tf2. Note that frame definitions between Isaac and ROS may not match, e.g., “map” frame of Isaac and “map” frame of ROS are typically different.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • ros_node [string] [default=”ros_node”]: Name of the Isaac node with RosNode component Needs to be set before the application starts.
  • pose_mappings [std::vector<IsaacRosPoseMapping>] [default={}]: A json object from configuration containing the poses to read from Isaac Pose Tree and write to

ROS. Left hand side (lhs_frame) corresponds to target_frame in tf2 notation. Right hand side (rhs_frame) corresponds to source_frame in tf2 notation. Layout:

[
{
{
“isaac_pose”: {
“lhs_frame”: “odom”, “rhs_frame”: “robot”
},
“ros_pose”: {
“lhs_frame”: “odom”, “rhs_frame”: “base_footprint”

}

}

}

]

isaac.ros_bridge.RosNode

Description

This codelet initializes a ROS node and ticks until roscore is up. Every Isaac application with ROS bridge needs to have one and only one node with a single component of this type. This codelet also provides 1. ros::NodeHandle, which can be used to initialize ROS message subscribers and publishers, 2. checkBeforeInterface() which should be used before carrying ROS operations.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • ros_node_name [string] [default=”isaac_bridge”]: Node name that will appear in ROS node diagram

isaac.ros_bridge.RosToDifferentialBaseCommand

Description

This codelet receives twist message from ROS and publishes it as a velocity command for a differential base robot.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.ros_bridge.RosToPoses

Description

For a list of pose mappings, reads pose from ROS tf2 and writes it to Isaac Pose Tree. Note that frame definitions between Isaac and ROS may not match, e.g., “map” frame of Isaac and “map” frame of ROS are typically different.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • ros_node [string] [default=”ros_node”]: Name of the Isaac node with RosNode component Needs to be set before the application starts.
  • pose_mappings [std::vector<IsaacRosPoseMapping>] [default={}]: A json object from configuration containing the poses to read from Isaac Pose Tree and write to

ROS. Left hand side (lhs_frame) corresponds to target_frame in tf2 notation. Right hand side (rhs_frame) corresponds to source_frame in tf2 notation. Layout:

[
{
{
“isaac_pose”: {
“lhs_frame”: “odom”, “rhs_frame”: “robot”
},
“ros_pose”: {
“lhs_frame”: “odom”, “rhs_frame”: “base_footprint”

}

}

}

]

isaac.sight.AliceSight

Description

Interface for sight. Provide a default implementation which does nothing.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)
Parameters
(none)

isaac.sight.SightWidget

Description

A component which can be used to create a widget for sight.

Type: Component - This component does not tick and only provides certain helper functions.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • title [string] [default=]: The caption of the widget. If not specified the component name will be used
  • type [Type] [default=]: The type of the widget (mandatory). Possible choices are: “2d”, “3d”, “plot”.
  • dimensions [Vector2i] [default=]: The initial dimensions of the widget. If not specified sight will decide.
  • channels [std::vector<Channel>] [default={}]: A list of channels to display on the sight widget. Channels have several parameters: * name: The name of the sight channel in the form: node_name/component_name/channel_name * active: If disabled the channel will not be drawn initially when the widget is created
  • prepend_channel_name_with_app_name [bool] [default=true]: If enabled all channel names are prefixed with the app name.
  • prepend_title_with_app_name [bool] [default=true]: If enabled the title of the widget witll be prefixed with the app name.

isaac.sight.WebsightServer

Description

The webSightServer class serves the frontent web visualization. Data is sent over a websocket defined by a predefined API.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • port [int] [default=3000]: Port for the communication between web server and Sight
  • webroot [string] [default=”packages/sight/webroot”]: Path to the files needed for Sight
  • assetroot [string] [default=”../isaac_assets”]: Path to the assests like pictures
  • bandwidth [int] [default=10000000]: Bandwidth to limit the rate of data transfer
  • use_compression [bool] [default=false]: Whether to compress data for transfer
  • ui_config [json] [default=(nlohmann::json{{“windows”, {}}})]: Configuration for User Interface (UI)

isaac.skeleton_pose_estimation.OpenPoseDecoder

Description

OpenPoseDecoder converts a tensor from OpenPose-type model into a list of Skeleton models Note: Because a modified OpenPose architecture is used, tensors are not compatible with the original paper.

OpenPose is a popular model architecture that allows 2D pose estimation of keypoints (or “parts”) of articulate and solid objects. Examples of such objects include humans, vehicles, animals, and robotic arms. Only a single type of object is normally supported by the model; however, multiple instances of the object are supported Note: OpenPose performs simultaneous detection and ‘skeleton model’ pose estimation of objects. In the following documentation, ‘objects’, ‘skeleton models’, and ‘skeletons’ may be used. For more information about the model, please refer to https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.08008.pdf

OpenPoseDecoder takes in a TensorListProto containing the Part Affinity Fields tensor and Part Affinity Fields, Parts Gaussian Heatmaps, and Parts Gaussian Heatmaps MaxPool tensors. It uses Parts Gaussian Heatmaps and Parts Gaussian Heatmaps MaxPool to compute the PeakMap for detecting the potential key points for each object in the frame and outputs these keypoints as the vertex of a graph. The graph edges are made based on prior knowledge of the edges between object parts. It then uses the Part Affinity Fields tensor to make the graph weighted. The weighted graph contains all possible edges between candidates of two parts. Then a greedy algorithm specialized to the task is used to find the optimum edges based on the maximum score that can be obtained from the weights of the graph. It then refines the positions of final keypoints and publishes final graphs as a Skeleton2ListProto message.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • tensors [TensorListProto]: The input tensors contain: PafMap, HeatMap, GaussianHeatMap, MaxPool of GaussianHeatMap [0] : part_affinity_fields : PAFLayer = “lambda_2/conv2d_transpose” [1] : gaussian_heatmap : GaussianHeatMapLayer = “lambda_3/tensBlur_depthwise_conv2d” [2] : maxpool_heatmap : MaxPoolGHMLayer = “tensBlur/MaxPool”

Outgoing messages

  • skeletons [Skeleton2ListProto]: A list of 2D pose estimations of skeleton models for detected objects (list of SkeletonProto). See SkeletonProto for more details.

Parameters

  • label [string] [default=]: A string to initialize the ‘label’ field of the output SkeletonProto object. It should be set to match the type of object detected by the model (for example ‘human’).
  • labels [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: List of strings to use as detected joints labels. For example: [“Elbow”, “Wrist”, …] It is used to initialize the ‘label’ field of skeleton joints. Note, the order and size of this list of labels should match that of the gaussian_heatmap tensor (channels dimension).
  • edges [std::vector<Vector2i>] [default=]: List of edges to detect (as edges of the skeleton model). Each edge is defined by a pair of indices into the labels array specified by the ‘labels’ parameter. Indices are zero-based. For example [[0, 1], [2, 3]] will define two edges with the first edge “Elbow” - “Wrist”. This list is configured at the training time of the model.
  • edges_paf [std::vector<Vector2i>] [default=]: List of indices to channels of the part_affinity_fields tensor, to locate components of the parts affinity field. This list is ‘indexed by edge_id’ (so the order and size of this list should match that of the edges parameter. This list is configured at the model training time.
  • threshold_heatmap [float] [default=]: Peak-map preprocessing threshold. Part-candidates below this threshold are discarded.
  • threshold_edge_size [float] [default=]: PAF-candidate edge size. Connection-candidates below this threshold are discarded.
  • threshold_edge_score [float] [default=]: PAF-candidate dot-product threshold. Connection-candidates below this threshold are discarded.
  • threshold_edge_sampling_counter [int] [default=]: PAF-candidate counter threshold. Connection-candidates below this threshold are discarded. Number of times dot-product was larger than threshold_edge_score during edge_sampling_steps Note, it depends on edge_sampling_steps (should be smaller or equal to edge_sampling_steps).
  • threshold_part_counter [int] [default=]: Final skeleton detection part counter threshold. Detections with fewer parts are discarded.
  • threshold_object_score [float] [default=]: Final skeleton detection score threshold. Detections with lower threshold are discarded.
  • threshold_split_score [float] [default=]: Final skeleton detection split threshold, objects with lower threshold are not merged.
  • edge_sampling_steps [int] [default=]: Number of sampling steps to calculate line integral over the part affinity field. Note also: threshold_edge_sampling_counter.
  • refine_parts_coordinates [bool] [default=]: Refine peaks of gaussian heatmap with “weighted coordinates” approach. The gaussian heatmap grid cells of adjacent to the initial peak are used to refine the peak position to get better estimates of parts coordinates. Note, the output of “refined parts coordinates” are floating point subpixel coordinates placed at “grid centers”, rather than integer rows and columns.
  • output_scale [Vector2d] [default=]: Output scale for the decoded skeleton pose output. For example, this could be the image resolution (before downscaling to fit the network input tensor resolution). The format is [output_scale_rows, output_scale_cols]

isaac.stereo_depth.CoarseToFineStereoDepth

Description

CoarseToFineStereoDepth takes a pair of left and right images as input and infers depth using the NVStereomatcher library. It utilizes CUDA to speed up the computation of depth by running it on the GPU. This codelet also takes in the extrinsics of the camera pair and outputs depth as perceived by the left camera. The NVStereoMatcher library uses RGBA buffers, so RGB images are copied into RGBA buffers before running depth estimation.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • left_image [ColorCameraProto]: RGB input images. Images should be rectified and undistorted prior to being passed in here. RGB input left image
  • right_image [ColorCameraProto]: RGB input right image

Outgoing messages

  • left_depth_image [DepthCameraProto]: The inferred depth in meters (from the view of the left camera).

Parameters

  • baseline [double] [default=0.12]: default baseline for the stereo camera (in meters) if no extrinsics provided
  • min_depth [double] [default=0.0]: minimum depth of the scene (in meters)
  • max_depth [double] [default=20.0]: maximum depth of the scene (in meters)

isaac.superpixels.RgbdSuperpixelCostMap

Description

Creates a cost map from superpixels. The cost map is a birdview around the robot where cells are marked with a cost depending on if they are free or blocked.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • occupancy_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: Cost map computed from obstacle superpixel
  • occupancy_map [ImageProto]: Cost map computed from obstacle superpixel

Parameters

  • costmap_frame [string] [default=”costmap”]: The name of the costmap frame
  • superpixels_frame [string] [default=”superpixels”]: The name of the superpixels frame
  • clear_radius [int] [default=10]: A small rectangular area around the robot with this radius is always marked as free to prevent the robot from seeing itself.
  • cell_size [double] [default=0.035]: The size of a cell in the costmap
  • dimensions [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(64, 64)]: The dimensions of the costmap
  • relative_offset [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.125, 0.5)]: The zero position of the costmap frame inside the costmap array

isaac.superpixels.RgbdSuperpixels

Description

Computes fast superpixel clustering for an RGB-D image. This algorithms uses a GPU friendly, single-pass clustering algorithm which assigns every pixel to a local cluster based on similarity in color and depth. Clusters seeds are fixed on the image in a hexagonal pattern.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • seed_radius [int] [default=1]: Pixel radius over which initial superpixel features are averaged
  • delta [int] [default=32]: The size of the region of influence of a superpixel
  • px_expected_point_distance [double] [default=0.04]: Various parameters for superpixel computation
  • px_expected_normal_distance [double] [default=0.05]:
  • px_expected_color_distance [double] [default=0.25]:
  • px_weight_point [double] [default=0.0]:
  • px_weight_normal [double] [default=0.0]:
  • px_weight_color [double] [default=3.0]:
  • sp_expected_point_distance [double] [default=0.17]:
  • sp_expected_normal_distance [double] [default=0.15]:
  • sp_expected_color_distance [double] [default=0.27]:
  • sp_weight_point [double] [default=1.0]:
  • sp_weight_normal [double] [default=1.0]:
  • sp_weight_color [double] [default=3.0]:
  • regularization [double] [default=0.25]:
  • smoothing [double] [default=1.0]:
  • use_gpu [bool] [default=true]: If enabled GPU accelerated CUDA kernels are used; otherwise computations are done on CPU.
  • show_boundaries [bool] [default=true]: If enabled superpixel color visualization will show boundaries. This is slightly slower.

isaac.superpixels.SuperpixelImageLabeling

Description

This component creates a pixel-wise segmentation of the original camera based on a superpixel labeling.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • segmentation [SegmentationCameraProto]: Computed segmentation which labels every pixel of the original camera image

Parameters

  • label_invalid [int] [default=2]: The output label for pixels labeled as invalid for example used for pixels with invalid depth, or pixels which are not assigned to a superpixel.

isaac.utils.DetectionUnprojection

Description

Takes detections with bounding boxes in pixel coordinates and projects them into robot coordinates to output poses relative to the robot frame.

For a point of interest in camera image, we can get a 3D translation relative to the camera frame using (1) camera intrinsics, (2) depth information, and (3) location on the image. The question is which location to use. For each detection, we have a bounding box. Naive approach would be to pick only the center location. For robustness, we generalize this idea below.

  1. For each detection, we would like to focus around the center of bounding box, because every pixel of bounding box is not going to belong to the object of interest. 2. We get the region of interest (ROI) by shrinking bounding box using roi_scale. 3. Around each of the 4 corners of ROI, we create a small bounding box called unprojection_area. 4. We take average of points (represented in the camera frame) for every pixel of the 4 unprojection_areas to get our final estimate.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • depth_image [DepthCameraProto]: Input depth image to use to find real-world coordinates of bounding boxes
  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Bounding box in pixel coordinates and class label of objects in an image

Outgoing messages

  • detections_with_poses [Detections3Proto]: Output list of detections with their 3D poses populated by this codelet

Parameters

  • roi_scale [double] [default=0.25]: Scale factor for getting the region of interest (ROI) from detection bounding box. Please see codelet summary above for details.
  • spread [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(10, 10)]: In pixels, half dimensions of the unprojection_areas in row and column. Please see codelet summary above for details.
  • invalid_depth_threshold [double] [default=0.05]: Depth values smaller than this value are considered to be invalid.

isaac.utils.DetectionsToPoseTree

Description

Writes received detections to the pose tree. Input is a list of detections with 3D poses. Output is the updated pose tree. Coordinate frame where the detections are made is a parameter to this codelet.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections3Proto]: List of object detections made, potentially by Yolo using camera
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • detection_frame [string] [default=]: Frame where detections are made
  • label [string] [default=]: If set, we only write detection with this label to the pose tree.

isaac.utils.DifferentialTrajectoryToPlanConverter

Description

Converts a differential state trajectory to a plan in a chosen coordinate frame TODO This should be changed to output a differential trajectory plan proto

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • plan [Plan2Proto]: The computed plan in the desired coordinate frame

Parameters

  • frame [string] [default=]: The desired frame in which to publish the plan

isaac.utils.FlatscanToPointCloud

Description

Converts a flatscan to a 3D point cloud. This is useful to run point cloud based algorithms on flatscan for example for scan-to-scan matching. In many cases however much more efficient algorithms could be written for the two-dimensional case of a flatscan.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • cloud [PointCloudProto]: Output 3D point cloud
Parameters
(none)

isaac.utils.Plan2Converter

Description

Converts a plan from its current into a chosen coordinate frame

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • original_plan [Plan2Proto]: The original plan in some coordinate frame

Outgoing messages

  • plan [Plan2Proto]: The computed plan in the desired coordinate frame

Parameters

  • frame [string] [default=]: The desired frame in which to publish the plan

isaac.utils.Pose2GaussianDistributionEstimation

Description

Estimates mean and covariance distribution parameters from a list of weighted samples for the case of SE(2), i.e. translation and rotation in two-dimensional space.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • lhs_frame [string] [default=]: If set the mean will also be written to the pose tree. The name of the target frame is composed from the parameters lhs_frame and rhs_frame as: lhs_frame_T_rhs_frame.
  • rhs_frame [string] [default=]: See comment for lhs_frame.

isaac.utils.PoseMonitor

Description

Generates json report per tick for a list of poses as Pose2d, relative to a reference frame. In each tick, as pose is included in the log if it’s available on the pose tree. Input is a list of names for the poses, and the name of the reference frame. Output is the json log including list of pose name to 2d pose.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • report [Json]: The log of poses as json message.

Parameters

  • reference_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Name of the reference frame.
  • pose_names [std::vector<std::string>] [default={}]: List of names for the poses to report.

isaac.utils.PoseTreeFeed

Description

Broadcast all pose tree updates as proto messages

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters
(none)

isaac.utils.RigidBodiesToDetections

Description

Receives rigid bodies in 3D and publishes them as detections. This codelet can be used, for example, receiving ground truth information for objects in NavSim and converting this information to imitate object detections to be used in various applications, e.g. Kaya approaching an apple.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • confidence [double] [default=0.99]: Output detections will have this prediction confidence

isaac.utils.SendTextMessages

Description

Publishes text messages one by one from the given list in a loop.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • text_list [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: List of text messages to send
  • initial_delay [double] [default=0.0]: Delay (in seconds) before publishing the first text message

isaac.utils.WaitUntilDetection

Description

Reports success once an object is detected. Detections are received as messages. This codelet keeps ticking until a message with at least one object detection with desired label is received. Example application: When sorting waste, Kaya looks around until it sees a waste to be sorted.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections3Proto]: List of object detections made, potentially by Yolo using camera
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • label [string] [default=]: If set, we wait until a detection with this label is made. Otherwise, we report success after any detection.

isaac.velodyne_lidar.VelodyneLidar

Description

A driver for the Velodyne VLP16 Lidar.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

Parameters

  • ip [string] [default=”192.168.2.201”]: The IP address of the Lidar device
  • port [int] [default=2368]: The port at which the Lidar device publishes data.
  • type [VelodyneModelType] [default=VelodyneModelType::VLP16]: The type of the Lidar (currently only VLP16 is supported).

isaac.viewers.BinaryMapViewer

Description

Visualizes a binary map with sight. On the one hand it provides a basic visualization which just displays the map as an image in sight. On the other hand it creates an advanced visualization which visualizes the binary map on a camera image or in 3D.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • binary_map [ImageProto]: The binary map to visualize with sight (Image1ub, 0 means free and 255 occupied)
  • binary_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: Lattice information of the binary map
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • min_interval [double] [default=0.05]: The minimum time which has to elapse before we publish data to sight again.
  • smooth_boundary [bool] [default=true]: If enabled boundary and interior visualization will use smooth boundaries

isaac.viewers.ColorCameraViewer

Description

Visualizes a color camera image in sight. This is useful to limit the bandwith used for visualization.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • target_fps [double] [default=30.0]: Maximum framerate at which images are displayed in sight.
  • reduce_scale [int] [default=1]: Reduction factor for image, values greater than one will shrink the image by that factor.
  • use_png [bool] [default=false]: Renders tensor image as PNG if true, otherwise renders as JPG
  • camera_name [string] [default=”“]: Frame of the camera (to get the position from the PoseTree)

isaac.viewers.DepthCameraViewer

Description

DepthCameraViewer visualizes a depth camera image in sight. This is useful to limit the bandwith used for visualization.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • target_fps [double] [default=30.0]: Maximum framerate at which images are displayed in sight
  • reduce_scale [int] [default=1]: Reduction factor for image, values greater than one will shrink the image by that factor
  • min_visualization_depth [double] [default=0.0]: Minimum depth in meters used in color grading the depth image for visualization
  • max_visualization_depth [double] [default=32.0]: Maximum depth in meters used in color grading the depth image for visualization
  • colormap [std::vector<Vector3i>] [default=]: A color gradient used for depth visualization. The min_visualization_depth gets mapped to the first color, the max gets mapped to last color. Everything else in between gets interpolated.
  • camera_name [string] [default=”“]: Name of the camera used to get the camera pose from the pose tree (optional)
  • enable_depth_point_cloud [bool] [default=false]: Enable depth point cloud visualization, can slow down sight if too many points are being drawn

isaac.viewers.Detections3Viewer

Description

Visualize detections with poses in 3D. Unlike DetectionsViewer, where detections are displayed on images, Detections3Viewer shows the locations of detections. This pose information can be potentially supplied by DetectionUnprojection codelet. It provides the choice of rendering in 3D a mesh, a bounding box, or a sphere.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections3Proto]: List of detections with their 3D poses in robot frame
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • radius [double] [default=]: Radius used when visualizing the detections TODO: Can we get this value from DetectionUnprojection?
  • mesh_name [string] [default=]: Name of the mesh in sight
  • object_T_box_center [Pose3d] [default=]: Position of the center of the bounding box.
  • box_dimensions [Vector3d] [default=]: Dimensions of the bounding box.
  • detections_color [Vector4ub] [default=Vector4ub(118, 185, 0, 255)]: Color of the detections
  • frame [string] [default=]: Reference frame of the detection. TODO(ben): this should come from the Detections3Proto.

isaac.viewers.DetectionsViewer

Description

This codelet shows detections in an image

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • detections [Detections2Proto]: Bounding box in pixel coordinates and class label of objects in an image
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • reduce_scale [int] [default=1]: Reduction factor for bounding boxes, values greater than one will shrink the box by that amount. Should match the factor of the image being drawn upon.

isaac.viewers.FiducialsViewer

Description

Receives fiducials and shows them in Sight. Users can provide configurations for specific tags. If no configuration is supplied for a tag, it will be shown with default color with the tag id as a text below it.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • text_size [double] [default=30.0]: The size of the text used in sight, in pixels (px)
  • id_specific_configs [Json] [default=Json::object()]: An optional json object for configuring tag visualization for certaing tags. Currently supported parameters are “color_fill”, “text_below”, and “text_above”. Color needs to be in a valid JavaScript format, e.g., “#C0C0C0”, “#C0C0C05C”, “rgb(255, 99, 71), or “white”. Here is an example layout:
{
  "tag36h11_6": { "text_below": "Metal",   "color_fill": "#C0C0C05C" },
  "tag36h11_7": { "text_below": "Compost", "color_fill": "#FFA95F5C" },
  "tag36h11_8": { "text_below": "Paper",   "color_fill": "#F2EECB5C" },
  "tag36h11_9": { "text_below": "Paper -->", "text_above": "<-- Metal" }
}

isaac.viewers.FlatscanViewer

Description

Visualizes a flatscan at the estimated position.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: Incoming range scan used to localize the robot
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • beam_skip [int] [default=4]: The number of beams which are skipped for visualization
  • map [string] [default=”map”]: Map node to use for localization
  • range_scan_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node
  • flatscan_frame [string] [default=”lidar”]: Frame which flatscan is defined at

isaac.viewers.GoalViewer

Description

In Sight, shows the goal received as a message. The shape is determined from the robot model. For a differential base robot, the shape is a circle with a line segment showing the target direction of the robot.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • goal [Goal2Proto]: The target destination received
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • robot_model [string] [default=”shared_robot_model”]: Name of the robot model node

isaac.viewers.MosaicViewer

Description

Receives TensorListProto message in multiple channels, grabs one tensor from each list at a specified index and shows in sight as a single mosaic image. Each channel is mapped to a fixed panel in the mosaic view. The number of panels is determined by the rx tags in the graph.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • tile_dimensions [Vector2i] [default=Vector2i(360, 640)]: Dimensions of one tile in the mosaic. Images will be resized to fit the tile.
  • tiles_per_column [int] [default=2]: Number of tiles per row in the mosaic.
  • sample_tensor_index [int] [default=0]: The index of tensor to visualize in each sample (TensorList)
  • margin [int] [default=10]: Number of pixels of the margin for each panel
  • colormap [std::vector<Vector3ub>] [default=]: List of colors for the margin and text of each panel

isaac.viewers.OccupancyMapViewer

Description

Visualizes an occupancy map with sight. It shows both mean and standard deviation in one single image. Areas with high confidence are shown in black or white. Areas with low confidence go towards grey.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • occupancy_map [ImageProto]: The occupancy map to visualize with sight
  • occupancy_map_lattice [LatticeProto]: The occupancy lattice information about the grid
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • min_interval [double] [default=0.05]: The minimum time which has to elapse before we publish data to sight again.

isaac.viewers.PointCloudViewer

Description

Visualizes a point cloud in sight. This component is useful to limit the overall bandwidth when displaying a point cloud.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • cloud [PointCloudProto]: The point cloud which will be visualized in sight.
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • target_fps [double] [default=10.0]: Maximum framerate at which images are displayed in sight.
  • skip [int] [default=11]: If set to a value greater than 1 points will be skipped. For example skip = 2 will skip half of the points. Use this value to limit the number of points visualized in sight.
  • max_distance [double] [default=5.0]: Points which have a depth (z-component) greater than this value will be skipped
  • frame [string] [default=]: The coordinate frame in which the point cloud is visualized.

isaac.viewers.SampleAccumulatorViewer

Description

Peaks the sample tensors from SampleAccumulator Component, grabs one tensor from each sample at specified index and visualizes them to sight as a single mosaic image. The SampleAccumulator Component must resides in the same node with SampleAccumulatorViewer.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • grid_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Numbers of cells on each axle
  • mosaic_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Dimensions of final image
  • sample_tensor_index [int] [default=0]: The index of tensor to visualize in each sample (TensorList)

isaac.viewers.SegmentationCameraViewer

Description

Class that receives Segmentation camera information from simulator

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • segmentation_listener [SegmentationCameraProto]: The segmentation_listener object receives 8 bit class, 16 bit instance and class label (string, int pair) information from a SegmentationCameraProto message
Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • target_fps [double] [default=30.0]: Target FPS used to show images to sight, decrease to reduce overall bandwidth needed
  • reduce_scale [int] [default=1]: Reduction factor for image, values greater than one will shrink the image by that amount
  • camera_name [string] [default=]: Frame of the camera (to get the position from the PoseTree)

isaac.viewers.SegmentationViewer

Description

Visualizes a pixel-wise segmentation on top of a camera image. This component supports synchronization and transparancy overlay.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • max_fps [double] [default=20.0]: Maximum FPS for show images to sight which can be used to reduce overall bandwidth
  • reduce_scale [int] [default=2]: Reduction factor for image, values greater than one will shrink the image by that amount
  • highlight_label [int] [default=0]: The label which will be overlayed on top of the color image.
  • highlight_color [Pixel3ub] [default=Pixel3ub(255, 255, 255)]: The color which is used to overlay the label.
  • opacity [double] [default=0.5]: Opacity (0.0: full transparent, 1.0: full overlay) of the overlayed labels
  • camera_name [string] [default=]: Frame of the camera (to get the position from the PoseTree)

isaac.viewers.SkeletonViewer

Description

This codelet takes in a Skeleton2ListProto message containing a list of skeletons with 2D joint locations. It then visualises the 2D joint locations and connectivity. For better visualisation, SkeletonViewer may draw edges that are different from the prior edges list used by OpenPoseDecoder.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • labels [std::vector<std::string>] [default=]: List of joints labels to render (as joints of the skeleton model). For example: [“Elbow”, “Wrist”, …]
  • edges_render [std::vector<Vector2i>] [default=]: List of edges to render (as edges of the skeleton model). Each edge is defined by a pair of indices into the labels array specified by the ‘labels’ parameter. Indices are zero-based. For example [[0, 1], [2, 3]] will define two edges with the first edge “Elbow” - “Wrist”.

isaac.viewers.TensorListViewer

Description

Receives either TensorProto or TensorListProto and visualizes the tensor with sight. In case a list of tensors is received the parameter tensor_index is used to select the tensor to visualize. Depending on the element type and rank of the tensor different visualization techniques are used. Element type:

  • 32-bit floating points are colorized with StarryNightColorGradient using the range specified by the parameter range
  • 32-bit integers are colorized using a standard set of random colors
Rank:
  • A rank 1 tensor are reformatted into a 2D tensor tile_columns number of columns. If tile_columns is not specified only a single row will be used.
  • A rank 2 tensor is visualized directly using its dimensions.
  • A rank 3 tensor is visualized as stitched slices. Slices are extracted based on the storage order. The tile_columns parameters defines how many tiles are used horizontally for the stitched mosaic.
  • Tensors with rank 4 or higher are not supported.

Note that dimensions of 1 are ignored, e.g. a 1x1x8 tensor is considered to have rank 1.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

  • input_tensors [TensorListProto]: Receives TensorList

Outgoing messages

  • colorized [ImageProto]: The computed image which is shown via sight is also published as a message on this channel.

Parameters

  • tensor_indices [std::vector<int>] [default=]: Indices of tensors which are used for the visualization. By default only the first tensor is used.
  • tile_columns [int] [default=]: Number of columns in the resulting mosaic image
  • rank_3_as_color [bool] [default=false]: If enabled a rank three tensor will be interpreted as a 3-channel RBG image. Otherwise one tile will be generated per channel slices.
  • storage_order [TensorListViewerStorage] [default=TensorListViewerStorage::kPlanar]: Defines how a rank 3 tensor is sliced for visualization.
  • range [Vector2d] [default=Vector2d(0.0, 1.0)]: For floating-point tensors values will be clamped to this range.
  • render_size [Vector2i] [default=]: Optionally enlarge or shrink the resulting image before visualization with sight.
  • use_png [bool] [default=false]: Renders tensor image as PNG if true, otherwise renders as JPG

isaac.viewers.TrajectoryListViewer

Description

Visualization channels for trajectories. The component ticks on receiving a collection of trajectories to display. You may use the trajectories channels in compatible 2D or 3D renderers.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages
(none)

Parameters

  • renderer_frame [string] [default=”world”]: Renderer frame to transform the trajectories per their respective frames.

isaac.ydlidar.YdLidar

Description

YDLidar X4 is alow cost LIDAR that is popular with hobbyist.

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • flatscan [FlatscanProto]: A flat scan from the LIDAR Average message covers about 0.4 radians and contains 40 measurements Average message publish rate is 120 messages per second

Parameters

  • device [string] [default=”/dev/ttyUSB0”]: Serial port where device is connected

isaac.yolo.YoloTensorRTInference

Description

Yolo Tensorrt Inference loads a network trained in darknet format and optimizes the network using Tensorrt for a given configuration. The optimized model is then loaded to run inference on the RGB image

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages

Outgoing messages

  • output_detection_tensors [TensorListProto]: Output tensorlist from Yolo TensortInference in the format
proto[0]- Bounding Box Parameters which include
{{bounding_box1{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1,…probability<N>}},

{bounding_box2{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1… probability<N>}} …..{bounding_box<K>{x1, y1, x2, y2}, objectness, {probability0, probability1, probability2…. probability<N>}}} N : Number of classes network is trained on K : Number of Bounding Boxes predicted bounding_box<K> - Minimum and maximum (x, y) coordinates proto[1] - Network config parameters which include {network_width, network_height, image_width, image_height, number_classes trained on, number of parameters for each bounding box{excluding probability of classes}

Parameters

  • yolo_config_json [json] [default=nlohmann::json({})]: Yolo config json

isaac.zed.ZedImuReader

Description

Publishes IMU readings obtained from a ZED Mini camera Requires a ZedCamera component to exist in the same node

Type: Codelet - This component ticks either periodically or when it receives messages.

Incoming messages
(none)

Outgoing messages

  • imu_raw [ImuProto]: IMU data (if available) This is perfomed on every tick, so IMU poll rate is equal to the codelet tick frequency
  • imu_T_left_camera [Pose3dProto]: IMU to left camera transformation It contains rotation and translation between the IMU and left camera frames

Parameters

  • imu_T_camera_publication_rate [int] [default=2]: There’s no practical need to publish imu_T_camera transformation on every tick So the transform is published every nth tick
  • imu_translation_scaling_factor [double] [default=1.0e3]: ZED SDK <= 2.8.3 has a bug - the reported IMU translation is incorrectly scaled by 1.0e-3 https://github.com/stereolabs/zed-examples/issues/192