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Learning ROS for Robotics Programming by Enrique Fernández, Aaron Martinez

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Using the Kinect sensor to view in 3D

The Kinect sensor is a flat black box that sits on a small platform when placed on a table or shelf near the television you're using with your Xbox 360. This device has the following three sensors that we can use for vision and robotics tasks:

  • A color VGA video camera to see the world in color
  • The depth sensor, which is an infrared projector and a monochrome CMOS sensor working together, to see objects in 3D
  • A multiarray microphone that is used to isolate the voices of the players from the noise in the room
    Using the Kinect sensor to view in 3D

In ROS, we are going to use two of these sensors: the RGB camera and the depth sensor. In the latest version ...

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