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Old 12-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #1
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Kinect with ROS moving forward quickly


http://www.willowgarage.com/blog/201...orward-quickly

http://openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page

I bought one of these for my sister's grandchildren for Christmas. I hate to admit how tempted I am to go ahead and open it!
 
Old 12-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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"Kinect Enabled Autonomous Mini Robot Car Navigation"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmnepqAQIlk

Amazing!
 
Old 12-11-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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"DepthJS allows any web page to interact with the Microsoft Kinect using Javascript."

http://depthjs.media.mit.edu/

More open source for the amazing Kinect.

"DepthJS is open source under the AGPL license."

http://github.com/doug/depthjs

The link worked earlier but appears to be down at the moment.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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http://nicolas.burrus.name/index.php.../KinectRgbDemo

"Demo software to visualize and calibrate Kinect cameras"

"This is a software for Linux developed in the RoboticsLab that allows to grab images with the Kinect camera and calibrate it in a semi-automatic way. Thanks to the calibration, the point cloud is in metric space.

The code is based on the freenect library. Note that it was initially designed to deal with small resolution PMD Camcube cameras, so it is quite slow with the high resolution images of Kinect."
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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"Real-time “holographic” video chat!" There are quite a few artifacts in the video but this (cheap) technology is accelerating at a furious pace.



http://kinecthacks.net/kinect-hologram/

"As you can see it works quite well. Right now it’s only hologram for one of the participants, but it’s very possible to make both participants be holographic. Head tracking on the viewing side is currently done using a WiiMote, but it would also be possible to use a Kinect for that.

One of his students has invented a much better blending method with transparency based on line-of-sight angle of each triangle. Oliver haven’t had a chance to apply that yet, but thinks it will improve the video quality significantly.

The source code will be out soon."
 
Old 12-28-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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The children had a wonderful time playing with the Xbox-Kinect combo on Christmas day and after I had recovered and returned home I proceeded to set up the Kinect I had bought for myself, sensor only since I'm not a gamer I had no need for the Xbox itself. :-)

The first attachment to this post is from the RGB-Demo setup linked to in post 4 taken from my Lucid desktop. The second screen capture is from LibFreenect running glview on my Meerkat laptop. My ultimate objective is to use the Kinect sensor for visual navigation for a robotics platform built upon the power chair visible in picture two.

Here is another link to some great Kinect hacks:

http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/Kinect/
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #7
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Post Kinect blamed for 'red ring of death' Xbox 360 failures

"Owners of Microsoft's Xbox gaming console have blamed its new Kinect hands-free controller of causing their consoles to fail."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12121999
 
Old 01-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #8
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Post ‘Kinect’ for PCs being developed

"The chips that power the motion-capture system in Microsoft's Kinect are being put in a gadget that works with PCs."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12144231
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:47 AM   #9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8K9G7jUALI

"theprettybunny | December 17, 2010 | 3 likes, 0 dislikes

By combining a little bit of uinput code with the PrimeSense NITE Sample-SingleControl example you can emulate a mouse fairly well. Here I only demonstrate cursor movement, but button clicks or keyboard events are also possible. Note that this code also works with synergy+ so you can use it to effectively control the cursor on a windows or mac os X box as well."

Fairly interesting video, low audio volume.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 08:33 AM   #10
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This is a short German video using two hand point tracking with Ubuntu. So far I have single-point hand tracking, skeleton tracking and mouse cursor control working on my Meerkat box.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxhLnGWiBxg

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Kinect hand detection and texture gimmick in Ubuntu

Hand recognition of the NITE-framework has been used and extended so that a rectangle can be controlled with a texture by hand. The texture ...

by ThosterNet | 18 hours ago | 2 views"
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LW8wgmfpTE

Holograghic projection using Kinect plus glview.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...notation_78463

"Ooblik's Kinect Mouse - By Tim Flaman
=========================================================

This is a demo program to allow the control of the mouse by Microsoft's
Kinect sensor. This will not work unless you have compiled and installed
the Freenect drivers located at https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect
"

I've been playing around with mouse cursor control this morning with Kinect and kmouse from Tim Flaman on my Meerkat laptop. It works pretty good as long as you are VERY precise with the depth of the object being tracked by the Kinect. Practical - not yet, but a lot of fun and a lot of potential.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #13
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http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/cox/Projects/Kinect/

Linux, Kinect, SBC and a display, and a 12v drill team up for mobile research.

"Thus was born the “Drill of Depth”. The Kinect runs on 12V @ 1A, and this was a great match for a handheld Li-ion drill, and the pistol grip of the drill made it easy to carry around. We slapped a Gumstix Overo Air single-board ARM computer running Linux, with a 4.3” touch screen display. The SBC is running a build of the popular libfreenect drivers, and we rigged everything up to capture a frame when the drill’s trigger is pulled."
 
Old 01-25-2011, 09:34 AM   #14
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"Kevin OConnor ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn93BS44Das

We used a pair of Kinect's for autonomous mobile robot navigation of
our GeckoSystems Carebot platform. The Kinect processing software
(GeckoImager) is running in Ubuntu 10.10 on a 1.66GHz dual core Intel
Atom machine. The navigation software (GeckoNav) and supervisor
(GeckoSuper) are running on Windows XP on a seperate dual core Atom
machine. [...]"

Interesting but not likely to end up as an open project. The dual OS approach is one that I will probably use for my own project, at least at first, since I have the luxery of a large power supply on the power chair chassis.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:52 AM   #15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyYu4h7ZXF8

"Whilst noting that "The best UI ... is no UI" ... Jon Oxer demonstrates gesture control by flying an ARDrone Parrot."

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