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Vicon motion capturing: which ROS package is the best

asked 2011-10-06 20:37:08 -0500

Hi all,

we're planning on using a Vicon motion capturing system and want to use one of the available ROS packages to interface it. Using the ROS wiki, I already found 3 different implementations:

Is this list complete or are there other implementations which I didn't find? Is there any reason for me to choose one of those in particular? Are they all offering the same interfacing?


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answered 2011-10-06 21:13:55 -0500

Obviously, we wrote it! :P

I think they are all equivalent, as the functionalities the VICON API provides are very simple. Probably the other two packages are better documented, so it might be easier to start with them.

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Got it working easily using the vicon_bridge package - thanks
Steven Bellens gravatar image Steven Bellens  ( 2011-10-19 23:32:35 -0500 )edit

What i have access to is the vicon nexus software which im not at all familiar with. To use vicon bridge to get data of couple of robots, do i need to setup anything in vicon nexus? . And do i need to specify each robot as segments or subjects in the nexus software. Thanks in advance

Oscar gravatar image Oscar  ( 2013-08-02 11:38:31 -0500 )edit

what is wrong? it is gone!

ZiyangLI gravatar image ZiyangLI  ( 2014-03-26 17:53:42 -0500 )edit

Yes, it is gone. Unfortunate. Does anyone know of a good Vicon ROS node that has been catkin'nized?

101010 gravatar image 101010  ( 2015-01-08 16:27:10 -0500 )edit
ZiyangLI gravatar image ZiyangLI  ( 2015-01-22 22:01:23 -0500 )edit

So is down, are there any other suggestions or up-to-date packages?

tik0 gravatar image tik0  ( 2017-11-26 07:08:07 -0500 )edit

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