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asked 2013-04-28 09:00:04 -0500

Jose Daniel gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:34:44 -0500

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Hi, im about buying a depth camera for a ROS operated(Fuerte,Groovy) robot, and i would like to hear some recommendations , and differences between Xbox Kinect, Windows Kinect and Xtion from ASUS, Or do u have any other option? Thank you for your time.

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answered 2013-04-28 21:05:15 -0500


if you plan to use ROS, I would recommand that you don't take the Kinect for Windows. Indeed, a lot of things are made using OpenNi, and as far as I know, it doesn't support Kinect 4 Windows. Moreover, unless you plan on developping with Windows SDK, it appeared to me (when I had to make the same choice as you) that a lot of the development tools are made for Kinect Xbox360.

Please note that there are two models of Xbox360, as I said here, the latest model seems to have some sound-driver wrong, mainly using hark. I contacted the people taking care of hark to let them know, and I'm waiting for their solution.

Regarding Xbox360 VS Xtion Pro Live, as Dornhege, I have never used the later, so I can't tell you if it's better or worse. I just know it's smaller, and have more or less same characteristics.

Have a good day,

Bests regard,


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answered 2013-04-28 14:58:00 -0500

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Basically they are the same sensor (use Xtion Pro Live).

The Kinect is larger and needs external power. The Xtion Pro Live operates on USB alone.

One minor detail: AFAIK the Asus doesn't give out a unique serial.

I'm not sure about Kinect for Windows.

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