Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kinect inspires amazing hacks. Look to the future guys

Alright. So the Xbox Kinect has recently been released for sale to the public. For those of you that don't know, it's a device that sits on top of your T.V. or wherever and allows you to play certain games for the Xbox without a controller. At all. They've one-upped the Wii.

But what's really amazing is what technologies they've given consumers to play with. In it is an "'RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software',[20] which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities." (taken from wikipedia)

So naturally people have started hacking it and for the first ones to be made public, there are pretty amazing results.

They all strike you with having a lot of potential, once a graphic and systems designer gets in there to pretty it up and make it smoother, not to mention all the possibilities available beyond what has been shown. Combining a series of these devices and you could map a whole room with minimal shadowing, and then what...

1 comment:

  1. great job hackers. im waiting for the kungfu robot in real world rather than in xbox screen.