Kinect as a widely accessible source of point clouds.

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Kinect as a widely accessible source of point clouds.

Alex Bravo
Hello everybody,
 
I was surprised to find out that nobody even mentioned Kinect on this mailing list (Nabble has 0 in search results for Kinect).
 
What do you guys think about the future of Kinect sensor?
Would it be reasonable to expect that the user base of PLC is about to explode considering that now general population has a cheap way of getting 3-dimantional point clouds?
 
Regards,
Alex Bravo

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Re: Kinect as a widely accessible source of point clouds.

Geoffrey Biggs
On 16/11/10 06:47, Alex Bravo wrote:
> I was surprised to find out that nobody even mentioned Kinect on this
> mailing list (Nabble has 0 in search results for Kinect).
>  
> What do you guys think about the future of Kinect sensor?
> Would it be reasonable to expect that the user base of PLC is about to
> explode considering that now general population has a cheap way of
> getting 3-dimantional point clouds?

I wouldn't be surprised. Until now, 3D scanners were very much the
exception. Now you can get one for $100. I certainly plan on getting one
when it comes out here on Saturday.

Geoff
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Re: Kinect as a widely accessible source of point clouds.

Radu B. Rusu
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Hi Alex, ;)

I just got mine - so I was quiet in getting it up and running. Of course PCL will explode once everybody gets these
cameras and starts using them.

We also have some PrimeSense devices here (they look exactly like the cameras on their web site), but I haven't had time
to test them properly yet.

Once PCL 1.0 is out, we plan to sit down and start optimizing every little piece of code that we can, in order to get
PCL algorithms running at framerate or close to that with the Kinect. Now that Microsoft acquired Canesta, we're likely
to see even better and cheaper 3D sensing devices tuned for close range human motions in the near future.

Cheers,
Radu.


On 11/15/2010 01:47 PM, Alex Bravo wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I was surprised to find out that nobody even mentioned Kinect on this
> mailing list (Nabble has 0 in search results for Kinect).
> What do you guys think about the future of Kinect sensor?
> Would it be reasonable to expect that the user base of PLC is about to
> explode considering that now general population has a cheap way of
> getting 3-dimantional point clouds?
> Regards,
> Alex Bravo
>
>
>
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