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Point cloud is a set of data points in space. It is generated by 3D scanners. Used in construction of virtual scenes of real world spaces.

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KinectV2 with ROS2 Humble

I'm trying to use KinectV2 with ROS2 Humble, in all the research I've done there's no further information than in WIP codes that didn't help me a lot. I need depth data and point cloud info for ...
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Publishing consecutive Pointcloud2 messages for visualization in RViz

I want to view a PointCloud2 topic in RViz. This topic is essentially a 3D map that is being updated incrementally via new PointCloud2 messages. Suppose I have multiple PointCloud2 messages being sent ...
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Depth Camera flickering

https://youtu.be/GSPXaIzbav4 I use Gemini E Depth Camera and just test to view point cloud. But Camera is flickering. I think it needs to adjust shutter_speed. Can you think another problems? Help me.
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LiDAR Mapping Methods for a straight section of featureless environment (straight sections of pipe, tunnels etc)

Are there lidar mapping methods(algorithms/software packages) available that can be used to map featureless environment like straight sections of pipes? (It could use imu/wheel encoders to estimate ...
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Any elegant way of concatenating Pointcloud from multiple solid state Lidars?

https://github.com/tomlogan501/pointcloud_merger https://github.com/Atellas23/pointcloud_concatenate I am attempting to combine data from 4 lidars (Front , back , left and right ) Tried a simple ...
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Local Costmap in ROS2 not updating as robot moves

I'm currently working on a ROS2 project where I'm using a local costmap for robot navigation. The costmap is generated based on a point cloud data obtained from a OAK-D Pro camera. However, I'm ...
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Hole detection on ROS with a stereo camera

I am trying to make a node in ROS that has as input a dynamic point cloud that is generated with a stereoscopic camera to which I have performed preprocessing. Now that point cloud that is generated ...
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RGBD based human detection on a merged pointcloud

I am trying to use RGBD based people detection on a pointcloud merged from two individual real sense d415 cameras mounted vertically, image below. The merge is performed by transforming the ...
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Differentiating correspondences in ICP objective function?

The Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm usually alternates between two steps: Point correspondence finding Nonlinear least squares optimization of ICP objective function given those ...
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PointCloud2 parse to xyz array in ROS2 with python

In ROS1 you can convert a pointCloud2 message to an xyz array with sensor_msgs.point_cloud2.read_points(). Unfortunately, this option has not yet been adapted for ...
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why custom generated pointcloud2 is displayed as line on rviz?

I am new in ROS, We are developing LiDAR camera and I am trying to interface out LiDAR camera with ROS. I am using ROS 1 noetic on windows 10, I wrote a python script to convert the depth image ...
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Pipeline for dense reconstruction using pose estimation from orb-slam and stereo camera

I am trying to perform dense reconstruction using a sequence of images from a calibrated stereo camera. I have been using orb-slam3 to give me the camera's pose estimation. I am also generating the ...
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How to deal with inexact pointcloud matching?

When running ICP(for example with SLAM) it's possible your next position does not have a point cloud which matches up with the prior point cloud due to resolution limits. How is this dealt with it? ...
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PointCloud2 parse to xyz array in ROS2

I'm trying to find a solution of converting PointCloud2 message data into xyz array for further analysis. Though, in my case I'm interested only in 2d application. The information is either scarce or ...
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A short-range alternative to LiDAR

LiDAR is a very popular choice for long distance applications such as autonomous vehicles. I'm looking for a device that can give me a 3-dimensional representation of a close proximity environment (e....
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Merging multiple LIDARs real time

Is there a standard practice for merging the pointclouds generated by several LIDARs when there is overlap? For example, if my vehicle has two LIDARS (front and back) I'd rather fuse and deal with a ...
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Want to check RANSAC for a noiseless set of points; Error: Not enough inliers

I was just checking the functioning of my code implementing RANSAC sac_model: perpendicular by checking for a noiseless pointcloud. I have a few questions in the steps: I did the following: To ...
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Unintentional point cloud duplication during depth image conversion

I have a quite challenging question. I use ROS Melodic on Ubuntu18.04. My goal is to transform a ROS depth image to pointcloud2 format and show it in rviz. The theory seems ok, but I do not now where ...
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Reflective surface

Have you encountered the problem of reflective surfaces for realsense camera (d435 or t265) and lidar (A1 or A2). I would like to know what are the ways to solve problems with reflective surfaces for ...
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Trouble aligning/calibrating camera with laser scanner

I have a robot which has 2 multi-spectral cameras and 1 laser scanner attached. In the end I would like to have the images from the cameras aligned with the scanner so that I can have spectral ...
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Self localization inside machine of interest

I have a type of flight sensor interfaced with Arduino Uno via I2C. The sensor is VL53L0X i am getting the 1D measurement value of distance in mm which i can monitor using serial monitor in Arduino ...
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2D point cloud registration success probability

I am trying to implement localisation by storing images from a camera and their accompanying point clouds from a 2D lidar during mapping. During localisation I then use image matching to suggest the ...
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What is the concepts of submaps in LIDAR based graph slam algorithms?

I have been reading some slam papers recently and many of the papers mention building and performing scan matching on submaps instead of individual poses. Does it mean that a submap is just a single ...
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Applying initial guessing to LiDAR point cloud for ICP processing in Graph SLAM

I am currently in the process of implementing Graph SLAM using ICP and g2o in python 2.7 The data I have are pose data (4 x 4 transformation matrix) and lidar data ( in the format of [x y z 1] with ...
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What is the definition of the contents of PointCloud2?

What does the contents of PointCloud2 means in ROS? fields.offset? fields.datatype? ...
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How to convert PointCloud2 message to a grid?

I'm using a Velodyne sensor which publishes on /velodyne_points topic, and its class type is PointCloud2. Now I want to convert ...
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Calculating the distance of a point from point cloud data

I'm getting the x,y,z values for three points as follows: x : -0.357200 y: -0.205010 z: 0.940000 ...
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how to find space in point cloud larger than given l*b

Is their any method by using which I can find a space or gap in given point cloud which has size greater than given rectangle of size $l*b$ or a circle of radius $r$? This way my robot can make a path ...
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Relation between GraphSLAM and Iterative closest Point algorithm

I have lots of doubts about GraphSLAM, The GraphSLAM Algorithm with Applications to Large-Scale Mapping of Urban Structures. When I practically implement it I get matrix singularity error. I taken ...
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3D mapping using only a 2D Lidar

How can I map a 3D environment using only a 2D lidar? The lidar would be hand held and it would have 6 DoF. So if I move it in arbitrary motion in all 6DoF, I expect my algorithm to generate a 3D map ...
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ROS PCL: Help with Moving Least Squares filter

I'm trying to implement a simple ROS node to perform Moving Least Squares filtering on a sensor_msgs/PointCloud2 topic. I'm following this PCL tutorial, which uses ...
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Methods for odometry/IMU/Gyro free lidar pointcloud registration for pose estimation

I am currently trying to register a pointcloud in time to find my change in position and heading at each timestep (High speed application). So this is essentially an implementation of SLAM. I am ...
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Iterative Closest Point for 2-D LIDAR Data

I have two 2-D point clouds obtained from LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) scans at two different poses (positions and orientations) inside a circular structure, where a small object (vertical ...
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Forward monocular stereo vision (Structure from Motion)

I am looking for a library (or algorithm) that computes 3D scene (point cloud) from 2 consecutive images of a monocular sequence. I mean something like OpenSfM but only for 2 consecutive frames and ...
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Calibrating a laser scanner to a line camera

We have a high-resolution Riegl laser scanner and mounted atop it a Resonon Pika L, which is a hyperspectral camera which records one spatial column at a time, using the second dimension of the sensor ...
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Transforming Point Cloud to get Top Down Image [closed]

My task: I have a task where I am asked to track parcels(carton boxes) of different dimensions moving on a conveyor. I am using Asus Xtion pro camera mounted on top of a conveyor in any inclined ...
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