[ros-users] accelerometer and tilt support + depth function

Dejan Pangercic dejan.pangercic at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 10:35:53 UTC 2010

Hi there,
first off, thx to everyone for your great effort and work on all the
implementations of Kinect driver.

Secondly, are those all of the driver implementations that we have so
far or are there more:
cheers, D.
2010/11/17 Stéphane Magnenat <stephane.magnenat at mavt.ethz.ch>:
> On 17/11/10 10:49, Melonee Wise wrote:
>> Yes it's a branch but anyone is welcome to take my changes. I haven't
>>  added the accelerometer to the driver but I can add it (is there any
>>  preference on units), I am also trying to find if the current tilt
>> position is published by the kinect so I can add a get method.
> It would be great if you could add the accelerometer. You can of course
> start from my implementation in [1] (my branch of old libfreenect, I
> will probably throw it away and switch to yours once the accelerometer
> are integrated in it). For the units, I suggest to use the SI unit
> (m/s^2) if possible, but otherwise the raw values would do.
> I do not know whether there is a way to retrieve the tilt position, it
> would be good, as it would allow to publish it as a tf transform.
> However, depending on my experience, the tilt link is not very stiff,
> especially if the kinect is not lying on a flat surface.
> Kind regards,
> Stéphane
> [1] https://github.com/stephanemagnenat/libfreenect
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MSc. Dejan Pangercic
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Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group
Technische Universität München
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