Wednesday, December 28, 2011

High School Team Uses Kinect to Operate a Robot

Members of the Arlington High School Robotics Club "Neobots" recently had the opportunity to learn how to utilize Microsoft's Kinect motion sensing device to control a robot.

Although the Kinect was originally released to be used as an XBOX 360 game controller, Microsoft recently released a software development kit for innovative people to tap into it's unique capabilities to "see" and "hear" it's environment.

This Microsoft employee is tasked with teaching teams engaged in First Robotics Competitions to take advantage of the Kinect's capabilities: