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can the material for kinect xbox360 be applied on kinect xbox one?

asked 2016-01-28 16:31:24 -0600

mohm gravatar image

hey there , i wanted to use kinect of xbox one connected to my pc in my graduation project , but the material on internet are about kinect of xbox 360 , my question is , can these material be applied on kinect xbox one ?

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answered 2016-01-28 17:43:00 -0600

Depends on what material you are referring to.

Both devices are capable of producing point clouds and depth maps. So if you are interested in doing a project with 3D machine vision (perhaps using OpenCV or PCL), there isn't really a difference in the mathematics involved. For getting this data into ROS, you could use freenect_launch or openni_launch for Kinect XBox 360, or you could use kinect2_bridge for the Kinect 2 (Kinect for XBox One).

If you are trying to do skeleton tracking with NITE, that is a bit of a different story. The XBox 360 Kinect can easily be made to work with openni_tracker, but AFAIK OpenNI2 doesn't yet support Kinect 2 (although people are trying). This means that it is likely difficult to get the new Kinect working with skeleton tracking in Linux/ROS. You could potentially use Microsoft SDKs and transfer the necessary data to a ROS/Linux computer over a network or even try to run ROS on a Windows computer, but IMO these options are not out-of-the-box solutions.

The devices certainly have different capabilities, and there are pros and cons to each. The old Kinect (360) is a structured light sensor and the new Kinect (One) is a time-of-flight sensor. The new one is higher resolution, more accurate, and less sensitive to surface conditions and ambient lighting. At the same time, the new Kinect produces far more data, often requiring offloading computational burdens to a GPU. This also means that it can be far more difficult to get the new Kinect running.

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thanks for your reply actually , our team want to use it in mapping and image processing , could you plz give a hint , thank you very much

mohm gravatar image mohm  ( 2016-01-29 15:48:19 -0600 )edit

Kinect for XBox One should work fine for that. Be aware though that it does require more processing than the old Kinect.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2016-01-30 18:19:39 -0600 )edit

thank you sir

mohm gravatar image mohm  ( 2016-02-03 07:26:38 -0600 )edit

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