View Full Version : Use Kinect with ROS

03-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Hi all!

I would like to use my Kinect with ros.

What should i install first?
(I have already installed ROS OS Hydro)

03-27-2014, 04:51 PM
The ubuntu package you need is ros-hydro-openni-launch, which should install everything you need to use the kinect. The basic tutorial is on the ros wiki for openni_launch (http://wiki.ros.org/openni_launch).

03-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Speaking from experience. Make sure you test with the simple openNI test programs first. If everything works with them ROS will work as well. It is using the same libraries. It's a bit hard to debug in ROS due to the overhead. Well.... in my opinion.