Announcing orst-ros-pkg

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From Dan Lazewatsky via ros-users@

The Personal Robotics Lab in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University is proud to announce our repository, orst-ros-pkg. Our current released stacks and packages are:

 - - ROS Wrapper around Fanelli et al.'s Real Time Head Pose Estimation from Consumer Depth Cameras [1]. Provides 6-dof head pose estimation using data from a Kinect or other similar device.

 - - Contains packages for projecting interfaces into the world, and interacting with those interfaces, as well as utilities for camera-projector calibration, and intersecting rays with various types of world models.

 - - A utility for graphically building projected interfaces to be used with the above stack.

 - - A simple ROS interface to the phidgets_ir board enabling learning IR codes, and using ROS messages to transmit codes.

The above packages were developed as part of the Robots for Humanity Project [2].

 - - RQT plugin for monitoring ROS processes, similar to Ubuntu's System Monitor.

[1] Fanelli et al.'s Real Time Head Pose Estimation from Consumer Depth Cameras. 33rd Annual Symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM'11), 2011.

[2] Chen, T.L.; Ciocarlie, M.; Cousins, S.; Grice, P.M.; Hawkins, K.; Kaijen Hsiao; Kemp, C.C.; Chih-Hung King; Lazewatsky, D.A.; Leeper, A.E.; Hai Nguyen; Paepcke, A.; Pantofaru, C.; Smart, W.D.; Takayama, L., "Robots for humanity: using assistive robotics to empower people with disabilities," Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE , vol.20, no.1, pp.30,39, March 2013

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