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which camera is better to use with ROS: kinect or astra ?

asked 2017-09-05 17:07:32 -0500

ShehabAldeen gravatar image

updated 2017-09-05 19:19:31 -0500

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Hello every one

I am working on a project that needs a camera with a depth sensor and I am wondering which one of these tow cameras will be better for me to use the xbox 360 kinetic or the astra pro

and which one is more supported in ROS or there is no difference ?

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answered 2017-09-05 17:55:45 -0500

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updated 2017-09-05 17:56:16 -0500

They are both fully supported with drivers readily available. For the Orbbec Astra drivers, see this package. For the Kinect 360 see this package. The better camera is simply the one with the better performance characteristics that suit your application. This includes the depth image size, depth range, field of view etc. I'm not sure what an Astra costs, but 360 Kinects can be picked up very cheap second hand.

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answered 2019-07-16 09:55:14 -0500

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updated 2019-07-16 09:55:54 -0500

Orbbec Astra has 3 types and their ranges are better than Kinect. Kinect needs extra power but Orbbec Astra does not. Kinects are not aimed for Robotics. On the other hand, you may find cheap second hand Kinect sensors.

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