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How do I control / acquire the tilt angle of kinect v1? I am using freenect on ROS kinetic.

asked 2018-06-19 22:21:20 -0600

meghdeepj gravatar image

updated 2018-06-19 22:45:41 -0600

Hardware: Microsoft Kinect v1 ROS distro: kinetic version: v1.12.13

kinect_aux seems to be the driver which lets us access the accelerometer and tilt motor, but it is not available for ROS kinetic.

Also, I read somewhere that dynamic_reconfigure GUI is an alternative, but I can't seem to find the tilt angle. Please help.

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answered 2018-06-20 06:01:30 -0600

jdeleon gravatar image

Hi @meghdeepj

I’m using with no problems the Kinect v1, with the package Kinect_aux and ROS Kinetic.

You should download the package from github to your ws and then compile without problems.

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I have tried with kinect_aux on kinetic. But when trying to run "$ rosrun kinect_aux kinect_aux_node" it shows an error, No valid aux device found.

But, roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch shows 1 device connected and opens 'Xbox NUI Camera' and the kinect is running.

meghdeepj gravatar imagemeghdeepj ( 2018-06-20 06:22:37 -0600 )edit

I am having similar issue with openni_launch, it shows 0 devices connected but the freenect seems to detect my device. lsusb shows three devices connected. Kinect NUI Camera, Audio and Motor. Are you using openni or freenect? Thank you

meghdeepj gravatar imagemeghdeepj ( 2018-06-20 06:24:32 -0600 )edit

Hi @meghdeepj,

I just launched the kinect with the Rtabmap package, with the freenect option:

$ roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch depth_registration:=true

And finally, launch the kinect_aux

jdeleon gravatar imagejdeleon ( 2018-06-26 02:35:38 -0600 )edit

Hi @meghdeepj, could finally control the tilt angle?

jdeleon gravatar imagejdeleon ( 2018-10-09 15:28:28 -0600 )edit

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