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Kinect with rviz

asked 2013-12-18 03:40:05 -0600

SpiderRico gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:03:12 -0600

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I am a beginner of both ROS, Kinect and Ubuntu. What i want is to visualize kinect data on rviz environment then run object recognition on it.

I've tried a few tutorials but had no luck. All I got was an empty rviz world.

Since I am a beginner I would appreciate any step-by-step intructions (preferably for hydro or groovy).

I would also like to note that I've menaged to get visual from kinect so the device is working fine.

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answered 2013-12-19 19:51:32 -0600

Tirjen gravatar image

updated 2013-12-19 19:53:02 -0600

To install the package fro kinect run:

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-openni-launch

The to use: roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch as described here to make the package publish kinect's topics. To visualize for example the depth image run rosrun image_view image_view image:=/camera/depth/image.

To visualize for example the Point Cloud in rviz you can add a PointCloud2 Display ad choose the appropriate topic. For object recognition what are you planning to use?

I suggest you to see also the basic tutorials and the rviz tutorials!

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Hello and thank you for your reply. I've managed to get the visual from kinect however still can't see it on rviz. For example, after running the depth image i set fixed frame on rviz to depth frame but nothing changes. What else do I need to do ?

SpiderRico gravatar image SpiderRico  ( 2013-12-19 22:07:56 -0600 )edit

Nvm, fixed it. Ty for your help.

SpiderRico gravatar image SpiderRico  ( 2013-12-19 23:35:36 -0600 )edit

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