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openni_tracker or openni2_tracker for ROS indigo

asked 2014-10-14 09:51:58 -0500

yoo00 gravatar image

updated 2014-10-14 10:28:22 -0500

Hi all,

I am currently using ASUS Xtion on 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 and ROS indigo, and trying to implement skeleton tracking using openni and openni_tracker. The version of my Xtion is old one, so mine works for both openni_launch and openni2_launch. I have OpenNI, OpenNI 2.2.0, NITE, and NITE 2.2. I've been using them to get either openni_tracker or openni2_tracker working, but I wasn't able to. I literally tried lots of combinations that I can come up for this but I don't get it why.

Since there is not much information on openni, is there anyone who has succeeded in implementing either openni_tracker or openni2_tracker on ROS indigo? I guess kinect or Xtion doesn't matter for this problem. Any advice or experience would be really appreciable. Thanks in advance!

--edit If you see link text, it mentions the possibility of removing NITE library from openni_tracker. Do you guys think openni_tracker(or openni2_tracker) without NITE library can be achievable?

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so, which one is the installer for Nite2? i have problem for library and path Nite2 in ros package.

adelleodel gravatar image adelleodel  ( 2015-10-29 08:14:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-05 10:06:29 -0500

lazy gravatar image

have you had any success with this? I am trying to make the openni_tracker work on ROS indigo with Kinect. I installed the package from the source and it compiled. When I run it, the Kinect detects the user and the Psi pose, but it doesn't publish anything on the /tf topic, actually there is no /tf topic.

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i also want to use openni_tracker with ros indigo... i tried downloading openni_tracker-hydro package from github and put in my workspace.... i also installed NITE package... but it is not working... while running: rosrun openni_tracker openni_tracker, it says it can't create any node of req. type

Arpitsoni gravatar image Arpitsoni  ( 2017-01-06 00:29:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-30 07:09:16 -0500

Gloria@HK gravatar image

Hi, I have just tested this packages. Actually just download the openni_tracker package from the git and catkin_make it in my workspace.

Also install Nite v with the instruction of the Git page.


roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch

rosrun openni_tracker openni_tracker

Luckily it succeeds!

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