Positioning Kinect

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Please note the Kinect depth sensor is no longer in use. It has been replaced in newer RoboThespians and in SociBot with a built-in Asus Xtion Depth sensor. These pages are retained for reference only.


The Kinect sensor is used by RoboThespian to detect people, track and focus on an individual he is interacting with, and detect and mimic the body positions of people in his field of view.

The Kinect sensor has an approximately 90 degree field of view and should be positioned at approximately the same height as RoboThespian's eyes, looking over the robot's right shoulder and looking straight forwards.

It should be slightly behind RoboThespian so that it can not be hit by the robot's movements.

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