Robot uses Kinect to see the world, obey your commands

By Emil ยท 12 replies
Nov 19, 2010
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  1. Philipp Robbel, a PhD student at MIT's Personal Robotics Group, has combined the Kinect motion controller with an iRobot Create platform to create a battery powered robot that can see its environment and obey your gestured commands, according to Singulariy Hub. He used simultaneous localization and mapping code from, some visualization packets from the Mobile Robot Programming Toolkit, and his own interaction, human detection, and gesture code.

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  2. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Kinect is so much more useful in everything except for the xbox. I dont like the idea for the 360, nor do i think there will be many good games with it, but besides that, kinect is awesome and id like one for my lappy :)
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I think MS is going to need to jump on this thing like crazy before other companies start churning out copycats. They really need to put out a version for PCs that enables motion control of your desktop and programs.

    This thing would be amazing for HTPCs, you'd eliminate the need for a keyboard, mouse and remote.
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Here is one sort of funny clip I initially noticed at guru3d, but the makers i.e. g4tv removed it from youtube (according to guru3d)....... anyway you can still have a look at their site, but it is for 18+ only. I guess they are sort of having fun at kinect's cost though.
  5. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Relly impressive, it have been out for 2 weeks now.... That was really fast!
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    What's next? Anyone watch any of th Terminator movies or The Sarah Conner Chronicles?
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    Really cool! Want to see more of this guys
  8. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    Look how laggy it went when it was tracking the movement haha =/

    But thi is very clever, now design a decent robot based on the human body and not some 'clunky' 60's robot and then put AI like this in it = good result =P
  9. m0nty

    m0nty TS Rookie

    & that's when SkyNet was born. i'll be Back.. with the next installment........
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,029   +2,558

    I did, and I bought the SCC DVDs, both seasons.

    Plus, I just ordered season 2 of Dollhouse. Would Kinect get Eliza Dushku to do what I want her to do?
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    May be you need to write some code, which enables Kinect to do or get done what you 'think, and want' to be done. Speaking of which, I wonder if pron industry likes some sort of kinect application considering the above video I linked. :rolleyes:
  12. Thank the heavens the Kinect isn't Steve Jobs / Apples toy or the corporate police would be knocking at the doors of the developers and shutting them down. I hope Microsoft lets people role with their ideas and possibly develop even greater devices. Imagine tapping into the brightest minds all over the world to develop this and any new technology. When you think about the infinite minds that you can reach with open source collaboration it is mind boggling. No longer do we have to rely on a finite amount of graduates from fancy pants schools working in the corporate environment to come up with new ideas.
  13. kosac

    kosac TS Rookie Posts: 17

    thats why copyright and patents kills evolution..

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