[ros-users] Kinect for ROS (ccny-ros-pkg)

Bill Morris morris at ee.ccny.cuny.edu
Sun Nov 14 03:34:49 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 18:17 -0800, Curt Meyers wrote: 
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Bill Morris <morris at ee.ccny.cuny.edu>
> wrote:
>         On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 16:12 -0800, Curt Meyers wrote:
>         > Does this frequently crash for anyone else?

>         There is working code for the accelerometer and the tilt motor
>         so
>         integrating it into ROS should be easy once it's supported by
>         libfreenect.
> As far as I know, the code for the accelerometers and tilt motors has
> not been released yet. Have you seen this code?

This code will work to control the motor and get accelerometer data.

In that git repo there is also enough usb traces for someone to figure
out the audio. 

>         I have not seen any code yet for the microphones, but I really
>         want to
>         HARK working.
>         http://www.willowgarage.com/blog/2010/03/25/hark-texai 

> I worked on that and I don't think HARK will work well with the
> microphone placement here. It is very sensitive to the shape of the
> object that the mics are placed on, a big rectangular box is not
> ideal.

That's disappointing, it would be interesting to see if there is someway
to get speaker detection with the 4 microphones. 

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