Kinect is getting 100s of hacks everyday, and thanks to Kinect driver for windows 7, there are now infinite new possibilities.
The latest and the Best Kinect Hack, Mod comes from a student at MIT. Kinect has been hacked to use camera with a Roomba cleaner to create iRobot KinectBot that can recognize human beings and respond to their gestural commands. Previously, we’ve seen how a Roomba can be hacked enable you to Google Your Home with Roomba Bot.
The project leverages the Kinect’s ability to map terrain in 3-D and to recognize and respond to human gestures that can be processed combined with aerial drones and rapid-response teams to launch rescue operations.
Watch the video for a closer look at the mod:
The project’s founder, Robbel, calls it a “weekend hacking project.” Imagine what Microsoft’s Robotics team (or some other robotics team) might be able to do with its potential in the future.
The most hackable gadget (Kinect) is actually a $150 deal that opens up the option box for everybody. We can build a full Robot with Kinect eyes that lives in the real world like a human being understanding the dynamics of your living room, learning every bit of it.