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to implement SLAM using only kinect and ultrasonic?

asked 2013-02-07 04:45:44 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:03:28 -0500

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hai is it possible to develop system implementing SLAM using only kinect and ultrasonic or sonar sensor? coz laser scanner are costly for my project? also suggest me is there any low cost sensor to go with kinect for SLAM?

my robot has rectangular base. it is like robotic wheel chair using kinect and ultrasonic. im new to ros can any one tell me where to start for this project and give some link for already done package in above idea?

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answered 2013-02-07 04:57:03 -0500

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It is possible. Depending on the environment you might also achieve acceptable results. You can use pointcloud_to_laserscan to generate lasers from kinect an then run gmapping or hector_mapping.

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Depending on the environment ?

vikirobot gravatar image vikirobot  ( 2013-02-07 22:43:47 -0500 )edit

The more features like corners you have, the better. Long hallways or large rooms might be bad, especially considering the limited FOV and max range of a kinect.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-02-07 23:06:13 -0500 )edit

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