Kinect Is Hacked Bringing Virtual Reality to Life

| January 19, 2011 | Reply

This may be yesterday’s news but still very cool. Since the inception of Kinect world-wide user’s have been able to create a variety of tasks with this amazing user interface.  The latest is the ability to control a robot from the web.  Kinect is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands.  The project is aimed at broadening the Xbox 360′s audience beyond its typical gamer base”.  Leave us a message on where you feel the technology of Kinnect will take us.

Ever since Microsoft’s

(Nasdaq: MSFT) new Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 launched in November, we’ve seen gamers put it to use as everything from an artistic creation tool to an environmentallyaware hovercraft. However, this latest hack may just take the cake.

There’s a Japanese website called V-Sido, which lets users connect a robot to an online interface and then control the robot from the Web. This latest Kinect hacker has managed to use the Xbox motion camera as a means of sending data to V-Sido, effectively mirroring human movement onto real-life robots.

While the application itself may not provide a whole lot of substance other than being a really cool tech demo, it is perhaps the most defining example yet of how wide-reaching the technology behind Kinect can be. After just a couple of months of user experimentation, it’s clear there’s no end in sight to the number of possibilities Kinect has. There’s even a website, KinectHacks.net, devoted exclusively to the subject.

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