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Smoothly watching through TurtleBot Kinect camera [closed]

asked 2013-03-04 20:47:18 -0600

Chik gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:34:35 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

It seems that the visualization tools such as rviz take a lot of computational resources. Actually I just want to watch through the Kinect camera (see what TurtleBot sees) but I don't need other fancy 3d simulation stuff. Is there any simple, high performance package that can do this? Thank you very much.

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answered 2013-03-05 04:23:02 -0600

dgossow gravatar image

If you only want to see the camera image, use image_view, e.g.:

rosrun image_view image_view image:=/camera/rgb/image

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answered 2013-03-04 21:56:12 -0600

Philip gravatar image

If you need a simple 3D viewer of the pointcloud produced by the kinect, I'd go with the PCL. They provide a lightweight viewer as well as a full-featured one:

Just register a callback that accesses the XYZRGB-Pointcloud of the kinect and, inside the callback, provide the pointcloud to the viewer.

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