Installing Kinect on Ubuntu 14.04 and make it run in ROS Indigo

Kinect support on Linux has a complicated history, there used to be various packages on Fuerte, Groovy and Hydro which they don’t work on ubuntu 14.10 and indigo. I’ve tried them all to find a working solution, so follow these step carefully and you will be able to read data from Kinect in ubuntu 14.10 and indigo:

1. Install the openni:

2. Install primeSense sensor module for OpenNI

3. Launch the OpenNI

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