Yet Another Robot Platform

How to grab images from a remote source using the yarp::dev::IFrameGrabber interface.

* Copyright (C) 2006-2018 Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
* Copyright (C) 2006-2010 RobotCub Consortium
* All rights reserved.
* This software may be modified and distributed under the terms of the
* BSD-3-Clause license. See the accompanying LICENSE file for details.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <yarp/os/all.h>
#include <yarp/sig/all.h>
using namespace yarp::os;
using namespace yarp::sig;
using namespace yarp::dev;
* Read an image from a remote source using the "device" view of
* camera-like sources.
* Remote source could be, for example:
* yarpdev --device test_grabber --name /fakey
int main() {
Property config;
config.put("device","remote_grabber"); // device type
config.put("local","/client"); // name of local port to use
config.put("remote","/fakey"); // name of remote port to connect to
PolyDriver dd(config);
if (!dd.isValid()) {
printf("Failed to create and configure device\n");
return 1;
IFrameGrabberImage *grabberInterface;
if (!dd.view(grabberInterface)) {
printf("Failed to view device through IFrameGrabberImage interface\n");
return 1;
printf("Got a %dx%d image\n", img.width(), img.height());
return 0;