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More LabVIEW Development for the Xbox Kinect April 7, 2011

Posted by emiliekopp in code, labview robot projects.
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So remember when I said the Xbox Kinect was going to revolutionize robotics (at least from a sensor-hardware point of view)?

Well, when it rains, it pours: More and more LabVIEW developers are uniting, creating and sharing drivers that allow you to communicate with the Xbox Kinect hardware using LabVIEW software.

An NI Community member, anfredres86, has published his VI driver library, making it easy to download and install the necessary files for you to start developing robotics applications in LabVIEW that utilize the Kinect hardware for robot sensing.

Here is a video of the 2D occupancy grid mapping example he put together using LabVIEW and the Kinect:

I encourage everyone to check out (and download) his code:

Kinect Drivers for Labview: http://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-15655

And be sure to share your examples on the NI Robotics Code Exchange as well!



1. Luis - March 18, 2012

wow great!!! now the IHR will be different!! finally!! thanks =D

2. Juan - January 28, 2013

Hi, i’m just starting to work with kinect and labview, i need to connect the sensor to a sbRIO-9632, that is on board of a Dani robot (NI ). have you got any idea or any link how to comunicate both of them. thanks for your help

emiliekopp - January 28, 2013

Hi Juan – You’ll want to get in touch with NI Technical Support. They’ll be able to walk you through, step by step, how to connect your sensor to your sbRIO board. You can give them a call or post your question on their support forums: http://ni.com/support. Good luck!

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