Sensor alternatives

Below are some good sensor  alternatives and easily available sensors in the market.

1. Kinect

2. Intel RealSense

3. Astra


  1. Write launch files
  2. Write install files
  3. Author documentation

Localization beacons using UWB radios

ROS based  Indoor/Outdoor Positioning System using Decawave’s DWM1000 Ultra Wide Band transceivers. The whole system was tested indoors with 3 anchors and 1 tag. Technically this should work outdoors as well. The hardware design is open source which  runs on Thomas Trojer‘s Arduino firmware to  drive  the radios.

A screenshot of the beacon’s static transforms and localized tag after trilateration:


Full details on the ROS driver and PCB board are available on my Github account .