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Face Recognition with kinect

asked 2014-04-23 10:27:58 -0500

smart engineer gravatar image

updated 2014-04-23 10:32:06 -0500

Hi , I am trying to make a face Recognition with kinect ... i have fuerte ROS working on ubuntu 12.04 ?? f

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answered 2014-04-23 12:56:41 -0500

Carlos Hdz gravatar image

updated 2014-04-23 12:58:48 -0500


1) In order to do that, first check the "openni" tutorial. This tutorial demonstrates how to open a Kinect in ROS, introduces ROS tools for visualization and configuration, etc:

2) Then, also check how to use a bridge between the kinect image topic and Opencv. This tutorial describes how to interface ROS and OpenCV by converting ROS images into OpenCV images, and vice versa, using cv_bridge. Included is a sample node that can be used as a template for your own node:

3) Read the OpenCV documentation on how to recognize faces:

3) Try some example that you can found on the web, like this (I haven't tried it):

I hope this links can help you, good luck!

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answered 2014-04-23 16:31:24 -0500

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If you want to do true face recognition rather than simple face detection, and you want to use ROS, check out the most excellent cob_people_detection packages. These packages take full advantage of the depth information from the Kinect to first look for "head-like" blobs which are likely to contain faces. You can then train the system to recognize different faces by giving each face a name and taking a number of snapshots from different angles.


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when I try to execute cob_people_detection and try to know requirements for the package""" rosdep cob_people_perception-fuerte_dev"" the following requirements appear :: """ rosdep check <stacks-and-packages>... check if the dependencies of package(s) have been met. rosdep install <stacks-and-packages>... generate a bash script and then execute it. rosdep db generate the dependency database and print it to the console. rosdep init initialize rosdep sources in /etc/ros/rosdep. May require sudo. rosdep keys <stacks-and-packages>... list the rosdep keys that the packages depend on. rosdep resolve <rosdeps> resolve <rosdeps> to system dependencies rosdep update update the local rosdep database based on the rosdep sources. rosdep what-needs <rosdeps>... print a list of packages that declare a rosdep on (at least one of) <rosdeps> rosdep where-defined <rosdeps>... print a list of yaml files that declare a rosdep on (at least one of) <rosdeps> """???

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