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Useing Rviz from Kinect v2 (xbox one)

asked 2015-05-31 01:38:04 -0600

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updated 2015-10-11 02:30:56 -0600

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Hi, Please understand me If you don't understand my poor English.

I'm begginer about Ros and I hope to use SLAM with depth cam , Kinect v2(xbox one) .

I have done to install ' libfreenect2 '(from: ) and checked

camera data( Ir, depth, rpg) on commanding ./Protonect cpu.

after than, I follow step


$rosrun kinect2_bridge kinect2_bridge     ; maybe  to connect kinect2 with ROS 

$rosrun rviz rviz

and added checking list. but, There weren't any camera data in rviz .

I think I need to do more somthing like making kinect node ? ? to spend rviz? but anyway I don't know about this well.

What should I do?

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Hi, I tried using the kinect for xbox one. I have installed libfreenect2. But when I try to run Protonect, I get no device connected error. I guess it must be mostly due to usb issue. I am using usb 3,0. There are no usb errors generated after plugging in kinect on dmesg. wanted to know your inputs.

srik11 gravatar image srik11  ( 2016-01-17 20:40:56 -0600 )edit

Is it solved, i have the same problem ?

jesst gravatar image jesst  ( 2016-06-10 07:29:01 -0600 )edit

Kindly update the solution or answer the question by yourself. We depend upon each other to get the stuff done. Thank you.

pallavbakshi gravatar image pallavbakshi  ( 2017-01-23 10:58:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-11 02:34:13 -0600

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$rosrun kinect2_bridge kinect2_bridge

That is only for testing you have a working setup, and for calibration.

To get pointclouds, run:

roslaunch kinect2_bridge kinect2_bridge.launch

You'll want to calibrate your kinect2 first though.

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answered 2015-10-10 00:48:19 -0600

vishu2287 gravatar image

did you check rostopics? kinect2/qhd/image_color

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answered 2015-10-13 08:51:28 -0600

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first, run:

roslaunch kinect2_bridge kinect2_bridge.launch

and then check the rviz configuration, add some widget such as image_view or pointcloud to your rviz, if the image or pointcloud can be showed, then check the others.

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