Compexity and Possibility of Getting Kinect+ROS+Ubuntu Running on the BeagleBone Black

Hmm, I’ve seen ROS work on Beaglebone Black for the XV-11 Lidar sensor from a neato vacuum, It seemed to have no problem with gathering the data - the processing of course was being done remotely. The xv-11 node is only one /scan topic - while a full Kinect has a boatload of topics - I am pretty sure you could customize theKinect node to give you just what you wanted. I am guessing you want this for navigation, I am not sure face recognition through OpenCV is possible.