Is camera_pose_calibration most current ROS multi-Kinect method with Hydro? [closed]

asked 2013-12-02 05:03:16 -0500

Athoesen gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:35:28 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I've been looking around on the ROS wiki and this website and camera_post_calibration was proposed to me as the best solution for getting multiple Kinects in one universal frame. I haven't seen an alternative and wanted to know if this is still included in Hydro since the installation instructions look like they are edition specific.

Should I use the Groovy version? Is it automatically included in the Hydro installation? Has anyone had experience using this with Hydro? It is not listed as a concern in the Hydro migration.

Edit: Also, is there a better way to install it than what's listed on the page?

Edit 2: I'm still having trouble getting this to work with Hydro, I'd really like to know if there is an alternate package out there for this.


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Any luck with this? I'm about to tackle this issue. How did you try this with Hydro? build from git?

TFinleyosu gravatar image TFinleyosu  ( 2014-02-06 11:57:14 -0500 )edit

Trying to do it in Hydro has made me want to kill myself the last 3 months. I'm currently looking into PCL and I think that's probably the reason why the camera_pose_calibration package was never carried over to later ROS versions: because other things such as PCL are handling that functionality.

Athoesen gravatar image Athoesen  ( 2014-02-07 06:17:22 -0500 )edit

I've been told it's basically impossible to do in Hydro.

Athoesen gravatar image Athoesen  ( 2014-02-07 06:17:48 -0500 )edit

Would it be possible to dedicate another computer running fuerte with camera_pose and then publish to rosmaster on the hydro machine?

TFinleyosu gravatar image TFinleyosu  ( 2014-02-07 06:41:02 -0500 )edit

I haven't messed around with multi-computer setups so I wouldn't know. I know once you try to do anything in multiple distros it's insanely complicated. That, and even to get this to work on Fuerte apparently requires a forked overlay... I'd stay away from this package. Don't start down this path.

Athoesen gravatar image Athoesen  ( 2014-02-07 07:17:58 -0500 )edit

Good to know. Let me know if you find out how to calibrate two Kinect streams into one scene with Hyrdo

TFinleyosu gravatar image TFinleyosu  ( 2014-02-07 07:43:11 -0500 )edit

I've been looking into it for several days. A professor at UPenn who was visiting mentioned that one of his students uses OpenCV for something similar. I looked, and there's an image-converting stack called vision_opencv. Check it out, see if you can get it to work, let's help each other out.

Athoesen gravatar image Athoesen  ( 2014-02-11 10:26:20 -0500 )edit