Announcement to ros-users by the RoboEarth team
We are happy to announce the RoboEarth ROS stack.
This stack currently allows you to create 3D object models and upload them to RoboEarth. It also provides packages to download any model stored in RoboEarth and detect the described object using a Kinect or an RGB-webcam.
The main packages are:
re_object_recorder: Allows you to create your own 3D object model using Microsoft's Kinect sensor. By recording and merging point clouds gathered from different angles around the object, a detailed model is created, which may be shared with the world by uploading it to RoboEarth.
re_kinect_object_detector: Allows you to detect objects you download from RoboEarth using a Kinect.
re_vision: Allows you to detect objects you download from RoboEarth using a common RGB camera (i.e., no Kinect is required for detection).
Additionally, a demonstration video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uMCa-dgtFE
We are looking forward to your feedback.
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