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on board kinect use for navigation

asked 2015-09-10 20:27:28 -0500

crazymumu gravatar image

Hi, the kinect for xbox one or kinect for windows 2, which one is better for uav navigation? I know the Kinect for windows is discontinued right now. I want to use odroid xu4 as onboard computer to connect kinect. Thanks

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answered 2016-01-19 03:41:52 -0500

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I am using kinect 2 for windows. According to libfreenect2 and iai_kinect2 , I can process data successfully in odroid xu4 board.

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How many FPS does it produce? Just I read for 30 FPS Kinect need very powerfull board.

breadplex gravatar image breadplex  ( 2019-09-21 02:11:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-22 09:44:30 -0500

updated 2015-09-23 04:01:29 -0500

The most important difference between Kinect for XBOX One and Kinect for Windows 2 is the USB3 plug. I bought my Kinect for XBox One for just 30€. I needed one afternoon to mount a USB3 connector (and another connector for 12V), so I saved 170€.

But I think you should not use either of the two. The first problem will be to handle the grater amount of data (USB3!), than the power supply ( 1.18A@12.2V ). This can bee solved.

But the new Kinect suffers from noise and reflections. See my post at PCL-users for more details:

Handling the noise is possible. A simple solution is to do not move for 1sec, take 30 images and compute the average. Reflections can be maybe "solved" by restrictions to the environment (and the materials). But for example in the laboratory in the university the new Kinect is entirely useless for navigation at the moment, because of the flooring, the wall paint and some furnishing.

For robot navigation I'm using still the old Kinect. It is very challenging to solve this problems (An experienced researcher can spend months and more.) and the bad resolution of the old Kinect is still enough.

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really appreciate for your reply. any ideas you have or you saw before to solve this kind problems. Thanks, Michaelkorn

crazymumu gravatar image crazymumu  ( 2015-09-22 11:57:49 -0500 )edit

Like I wrote "An experienced researcher can spend months and more.". But with odroid xu4 and the new Kinect you will have enough problems to just grab the data. There are no reserves for processing. Which algorithm do you want to use for navigation?

MichaelKorn gravatar image MichaelKorn  ( 2015-09-23 03:54:39 -0500 )edit

3D SLAM algorithm, thanks.

crazymumu gravatar image crazymumu  ( 2015-09-23 11:54:39 -0500 )edit

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