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Mapping performance of Asus Xtion Pro vs Xtion Pro LIVE

asked 2015-10-25 15:29:54 -0500

stevej_80 gravatar image

updated 2015-10-25 19:25:05 -0500


I want to buy one of the Asus Xtion sensor models and this question is for to make sure about which model, before i make the purchase.

I want to use one of the models of the Asus Xtion Pro sensor ONLY for gmapping (SLAM) and to build 2D maps. For my application I prefer the device with the minimum required features, meaning that if the RGB sensor is not necessary for my SLAM application then I prefer to ignore it and purchase the "Asus Xtion Pro" (which comes without-RGB camera) instead of the "Pro LIVE" RGB-D version.

Is an Asus Xtion Pro (no RGB sensor) able to do the job for depthimage_to_laserscan conversion & gmapping slam in order to create 2DCostmaps or do i have to provide both of the RGB and depth_image for that purpose? PRO or PRO LIVE !?

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2015-10-25 20:40:08 -0500

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You do not need RGB data for anything navigation-stack related.

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So based on this a Xtion Pro would do! Thank you Paul.

stevej_80 gravatar image stevej_80  ( 2015-10-26 16:13:27 -0500 )edit

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