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Displaying an openni_tracker skeleton in RViz?

asked 2011-03-25 09:58:53 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:01:16 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image


Has anyone written a node to take the skeleton produced by openni_tracker (or something similar) and display it in RViz? I'd like to see the skeleton alongside my robot's URDF model in RViz. I'm guessing one would have to write a node to publish RViz-style markers for each joint but I don't want to reinvent the wheel if it's already been done.

Thanks! patrick

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answered 2011-03-25 10:09:58 -0500

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You can turn on the tf visuzizer to see the skeleton quickly. It would be great to have a fancier marker style visuzlization, but it works well for debugging.

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How cool is that!
Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2011-03-25 10:28:24 -0500 )edit
Just an update to say I wrote a little ROS package to display RViz visualization markers for the skeleton joints. It can be found at
Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2011-03-29 01:38:38 -0500 )edit

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