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I am starting up a project that will require Computer Vision to be used on the Raspberry Pi. I am relatively familiar with OpenCV and am aware that it can be installed successfully on a Raspberry Pi though I don't know how successful the Pi would be with intensive graphics operations. Would an RPi be suited to basic image matching and object tracking?

As a secondary goal, we would love to be able to use OpenKinect with the Pi . . . but as far as I can tell from reading this other question and blog post. No one has been able to get video data from the Kinect.

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The Pi is not powerful enough to do much. It is very hard to get webcams working at decent frame rates to do computer vision and the kinect is not possible. You can easily compile the openkinect drivers and use a powered USB hub to attach the kinect too. However there are issues with the USB bandwidth of the Pi that doesn't allow it to grab data from the kinect. Perhaps with will change in the future with newer board revisions, but not possible now.

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