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Depth sensing camera recommendation?

asked 2015-12-13 11:28:54 -0600

RockOn_23 gravatar image

For getting started with depth sensing in ROS-Industrial I want to purchase a depth sensing camera which is supported in ROS.

I am searching a depth + RGB camera. Therefore the Xtion (only depth) is not a solution. The Xtion Live is not available (at least in EU/ Austria).

Therefore the only solution seems to be the Kinect 1? Unfortunately it is very old and I need a adapter + power supply for connecting it to USB.

Is there any tip for a technically better camera?

Thanks RockOn

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answered 2015-12-13 11:53:05 -0600

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updated 2015-12-13 11:55:57 -0600

There are multiple RGBD cameras supported by as many ROS drivers/nodes (see - 3D Sensors for an incomplete listing), but the Kinect v2 is a popular one. Well supported by code-iai/iai_kinect2 and ethz-asl/kinect2-ros.

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thx. I also think that the kinect 2 seems to be the best available depth + RGB camera at the moment

RockOn_23 gravatar image RockOn_23  ( 2015-12-14 15:58:59 -0600 )edit

Well, that will depend on what your metrics are, I think. There are many rgbd (like) devices that have better accuracy / robustness, but also higher cost fi. I just know that there have been some successful applications in ROS-Industrial using Kinect2's, which is why I mentioned it.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-12-15 03:10:31 -0600 )edit

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