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kinect: nonsense point clouds for 30 seconds after subscribing

asked 2011-11-11 05:29:01 -0600

joschu gravatar image

I launch the kinect driver and processing nodes with openni_launch/launch/openni.launch. I have the latest versions of the ROS-openni packages in Electric. I get xyzrgb point clouds, but the depth data is nonsense for 30 seconds after subscribing. Here's a video, where I'm viewing the point cloud in rviz on a remote computer: This isn't a network issue--I have the exact same problem when I record data on the local computer that the kinect is connected to--c1 on the pr2.

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answered 2012-03-12 07:30:28 -0600

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Your link is broken.

Two things to try: plugging the Kinect into a different computer, and a different Kinect. Maybe you've got a bad part...

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answered 2012-05-06 08:23:31 -0600

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I forgot to update this post until I noticed that there was a reply. As Mac correctly inferred, this was hardware problem with the kinect itself. Apparently the electronics or wiring was damaged when we prepared the kinect to be mounted.

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