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Kinect 2? or keep Kinect 1

asked 2014-07-24 09:20:28 -0600

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I'm working in project using Kinect1 in ROS to extract the depth information. My question is If you have any experience with the two version 1 and 2 and If you feel really the difference ?

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answered 2014-07-24 18:34:26 -0600

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So far there does not seem to exist a driver for v2 of Kinect. According to other posts, people using v2 are doing so "mapping" a Windows-installed Kinect2.

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oh really ? I can't use kinect 2 in ROS ? this is what you mean ?

ROSkinect gravatar image ROSkinect  ( 2014-07-24 18:56:40 -0600 )edit

as of now, YES

sai gravatar image sai  ( 2014-07-24 19:32:51 -0600 )edit

oh really ! Bad news.

ROSkinect gravatar image ROSkinect  ( 2014-07-25 02:41:58 -0600 )edit

Is this the case still? Or have things changed?

oogabooga gravatar image oogabooga  ( 2014-10-31 03:55:16 -0600 )edit

I think there is sth changer: I'm not working on a project with kinect now this is why I'm not really up date

ROSkinect gravatar image ROSkinect  ( 2014-11-19 08:42:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-12-11 03:11:48 -0600

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updated 2015-12-11 03:14:08 -0600

Now you can work with the Kinect v2 thanks to the nodelet from Thiemo Wiedemeyer. The kinect v2 is by far better that the kinect v1. Better depth map pixel resolution, an infrared output that allows night vision, and better robustness against sunlight (not perfect, but if the objects of the scene reflect good the near infrared, you can obtain depth information even under sunlight). The tricky part of the Kinect v2 is to handle the high amount of output data (therefore USB 3.0); we have recorded bags at a rate of 2 GB per minute, and sometimes we had problems obtaining the depth data. It is definitely worth changing to the kinect v2.

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