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Question on indoor navigation and face tracking - RPLidar or RGB-D camera or both

asked 2019-06-18 07:41:02 -0600

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My requirement is to do indoor navigation/obstacle avoidance and also face detection and tracking using a ground robot (not UAV). I know that I can use RPLidar for creating occupancy grid maps but for face detection, Iidars will not work and I will need to use an RGB-D camera for detection and tracking. Now, I do not want to buy both a Lidar (for SLAM and navigation) and a depth sensing camera (for face detection and tracking) since it will be expensive to buy both. My question is - can I create 2D maps using an RGB-D camera and will it be fine to use it for indoor purposes in natural light and darkness also (for face detection). Or a Lidar will outperform an RGB-D camera when it comes to navigation.

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answered 2019-06-18 14:11:15 -0600

you could use the depth image to laserscan node to generate lidar data for 2d mapping

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