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rosnode for creative interactive gesture camera

asked 2013-05-03 07:34:34 -0600

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updated 2013-11-14 11:33:30 -0600

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I was trying to use the interactive gesture camera but could not find any ros node written for the same. Is there some node for 'creative interactive gesture camera' available. ?

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answered 2014-01-05 11:49:28 -0600

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updated 2014-06-03 04:31:49 -0600

You mean the CREATIVE SENZ3D? I´m thinking on buying it instead of the ASUS Xtion, put looks like there´s a lot of work to do before making it work with ROS. Do someone have any additional information? It´s there at least a Linux driver? Thanks a lot


I have verified that there´s a Linux driver. Also PCL 1.7.1 support this camera. But I suppose we still need something to generate and publish sensor_msgs/Image and sensor_msgs/PointCloud2 messages.


I'm using now this code ( ) with the SENZ3D and all works fine.

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I have an experimental package that I am working on that uses the drivers mention by jorge. Its not polished yet, but it does bring the Creative camera into ROS

smishra gravatar image smishra  ( 2014-01-13 05:20:11 -0600 )edit

Great news! Btw, can I ask you if you bought the camera from Intel ( or directly from Creative? I want to buy one, but the comments about no warranty at all on Intel site scare me! Thanks

jorge gravatar image jorge  ( 2014-01-13 07:23:22 -0600 )edit

I'm not entirely sure, I came to my lab after the camera was already here. Though, I think the Creative uses the same sensors as the softkinectic cameras if that helps you at all.

smishra gravatar image smishra  ( 2014-01-13 08:17:43 -0600 )edit

Anyway, I already ordered a camera. I'll give a try to your software when it comes (but will take a while). Thanks!

jorge gravatar image jorge  ( 2014-01-13 22:26:44 -0600 )edit

Hello, I received the camera and started playing around. I compiled your driver but experienced a crash. Can I ask you what are your plans concerning the code? Will you actively develop it in the near future? Do you plan to create and publish a standalone driver node? Thank you a lot

jorge gravatar image jorge  ( 2014-01-20 14:34:49 -0600 )edit

Look forward to further development. By the way, have you made it working? @jorge?

ZiyangLI gravatar image ZiyangLI  ( 2014-02-26 13:42:42 -0600 )edit

Hi, sorry of answering this 4 months later.... I suppose you already solved your issues, but I'm using now this code ( with the SENZ3D and all works fine.

jorge gravatar image jorge  ( 2014-06-03 04:30:32 -0600 )edit

@jorge, thank your for your answer, it is very useful and it is not late at all since I do not have time to solve it yet!

ZiyangLI gravatar image ZiyangLI  ( 2014-07-06 02:23:49 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-12-23 21:31:56 -0600

Hi, I'm a Newbie with Linux and I'm building a turtleBot and need the Senz3d drivers installed, can you expline to me how to install from ( ) I did a

git clone

but I don't see an install file what's the next step ?

thanks for any help you can give me


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We don't have released debian packages, so you must compile the code. First of all create a catkin workspace, as explained on this tutorial. Then clone the softkinetic repo there and compile it.

jorge gravatar image jorge  ( 2016-01-21 12:53:34 -0600 )edit

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