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How to use mit-ros-pkg without ni?

asked 2012-03-01 17:14:03 -0600

I try to use mit-ros-pkg (finger detection/minority report interface) under Ubunt11.10, ROS Electric, but it won't work. Since this package said in its doc that it would work under Ubuntu 10.04, ROS DiamondBack, So I installed these on another PC. But the package uses NI for kinect driver, and I can't download ni.rosinstall, the file does not exist anymore.

I think the finger detection feature is pretty useful, so I want to know how to use this package under electric & openni? or, if it's too hard to transfer it to electric, please tell me how to use it

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answered 2012-03-02 05:15:49 -0600

kwc gravatar image

As the ni wiki page indicates, the ni stack has been replaced with:

However, there's been a lot of development since the original mit-ros-pkg demo was written, so you will likely have to port the code appropriately to handles changes to the OpenNI and PCL APIs.

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Thanks for your answer. I'd like to modify the code myself, but before I do that, I want to make sure that nobody does it before. Do you happen to know the content of ni.rosinstall ?

AzureViolin gravatar imageAzureViolin ( 2012-03-02 13:37:03 -0600 )edit

ni.rosinstall just contained the (outdated) ni stack. Thus, all you need to replace it is the openni_kinect stack, though the APIs have changed.

kwc gravatar imagekwc ( 2012-03-02 17:42:42 -0600 )edit

I managed to run the demo on Ubuntu11.10 and electric, thanks for you help

AzureViolin gravatar imageAzureViolin ( 2012-03-23 18:33:44 -0600 )edit

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