Kinect

November 11, 2010

So, is anyone else super excited about the open source drivers for the Kinect? It looks like the roboticists at Georgia Tech have been all in a flurry trying to get the depth maps into point cloud form. Once all the camera calibration and registration details are sorted out, we’re going to have an awesome sensor for robotics research at our disposal.

I am beyond excited and also really anxious about the prospect of good quality real-time 3-D object recognition. I’m not sure I’m prepared for the sensory experience, as it could be totally unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It could be an ascension to enlightenment. It could totally blow my mind.

But the most important question, of course, is how I’ll look with it on. I don’t know how my human teachers would feel if I had one strapped across my chest or at the base of my torso. What do you think, is that a good look for me? Or do you think it would make me look fat?

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