I'm looking at SLAM methods for ascertaining position and at the same time want to create a world depth view. It seems to me that a combination of visual odometry (offered by the T265) and a depth sensor should be sufficient to do this. However, I am led to believe that the T265 cannot produce a depth map and the suggestion is to use a D400 series device in tandem to get depth. This seems a little odd to me because I assume the T265 picks points to match between the stereo cameras and must therefore know the depth of at least those points. Also, other devices on the market (like the StereoLabs ZED Mini) appear to be able to do both with just two cameras (and no further sensors).
Are you able to discuss why the T265 cannot provide a depth map for the purpose of generating a world map.
Incidentally, I note in the T265 documentation, it is suggested that the T265 provides SLAM functionality - In my mind, this is not correct as although it provides 6-DoF position, it does not have the capability to map and store the environment (unless I am wrong?).
Thanks for any comments and/or pointers,
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