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Kinect + Udoo Quad?

asked 2014-01-01 03:15:15 -0500

Kalmah gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 09:02:37 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I am wondering if it would be possible to get Kinect to work with Udoo board (Quad). I have found that there is now support for ROS+Udoo. Also saw a question asked about Xtion + Udoo but it would really be great if it could be possible for Kinect+Udoo. I wish someone could give some insights on this matter. Thanks.

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answered 2014-01-02 13:01:09 -0500

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If the Xtion works, the Kinect will probably work as well.

Most of the ARM boards I've seen aren't quite powerful enough to handle the bandwidth of the Kinect, but I think the i.MX6 in the Udoo can probably handle it. I think it's worth a try.

If you do give it a try, please let me know how it goes.

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Thanks, I will take a look at workarounds done for Beagleboard and RaspberryPi and see if similar steps would apply for Udoo. But looking at the complexity, it would've been great if someone experienced could tackle this challenge.

Kalmah gravatar image Kalmah  ( 2014-01-02 13:10:58 -0500 )edit

The combination of ROS+Kinect experience and ownership of an Udoo board will be difficult to find. I could probably come up with an answer in half a day if I had an Udoo, but I don't have the money or the time to experiment with all of the ARM boards on the market.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-01-02 13:15:50 -0500 )edit

For a start, I would try to install the ros-hydro-openni-camera package and see if it works.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-01-02 13:18:10 -0500 )edit

Small addition: According to an embedded board developer the USB controllers on those ARM boards are often another limiting factor. E.g. on some boards the same controller is in charge of handling both Ethernet and USB connections, what can significantly lowers the available bandwidth.

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2014-01-08 19:55:57 -0500 )edit

The Freescale i.MX6 has separate USB and gigabit ethernet controllers on-chip, so it should be more capable of high-bandwidth USB than most ARM boards. Udoo block diagram:

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-01-09 04:51:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-05-06 19:27:11 -0500

Hi, the kinect now is working with the UDOO. I tested it in the UDOO quad. Just follow this steps:


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