September 30, 2011

Kinect Project Merges Real, Virtual Worlds

Nic Fleming, Technology Review

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Microsoft's Kinect Xbox controller, which lets gamers control on-screen action with their body movements, has been adapted in hundreds of interesting, useful, and occasionally bizarre ways since its release in November 2010. It's been used for robotic vision and automated home lighting. It's helped wheelchair users with their shopping. Yet these uses could look like child's play compared to the new 3-D modeling capabilities Microsoft has developed for the Kinect.

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