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Kinect Installation and Setup on Kinetic

asked 2017-04-05 16:31:26 -0500

CGann gravatar image

Is there an Openni-Kinect package for Kinetic? When I run sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-openni-kinect I get "unable to locate package" error.

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did you sort the problem ?

fmnoori gravatar image fmnoori  ( 2017-07-12 05:31:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-15 16:54:10 -0500

cyberguy42 gravatar image

Hopefully you already found the solution. Just in case: there is no 'openni-kinect' package. The kinect related packages are 'ros-kinetic-openni-launch' and 'ros-kinetic-freenect-launch'.

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Hi i am facing the same error with kinect installation with ROS kinetic.

when i use this command roslaunch openni_launch openni_launch

it says [openni_launch] is neither a launch file in package [openni_launch] nor is [openni_launch] a launch file name

fmnoori gravatar image fmnoori  ( 2017-07-12 05:23:22 -0500 )edit

have you successfully connected kinect with ros kinetic?

nd gravatar image nd  ( 2017-11-10 05:54:53 -0500 )edit

The command should be 'roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch'.

Tab complete is your friend: if you type 'roslaunch [package]' and then double tap the 'tab' key, it should list all launch files available for that package

cyberguy42 gravatar image cyberguy42  ( 2017-11-10 10:38:11 -0500 )edit

Also, be aware that there is another driver package for the kinect called 'freenect_launch'. They do basically the same things, so just use whichever works for you.

cyberguy42 gravatar image cyberguy42  ( 2017-11-10 10:42:49 -0500 )edit

I tried both openni and freenect package but still face this error like camera calibration.

nd gravatar image nd  ( 2017-11-10 14:30:28 -0500 )edit

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