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Kinect boon to Robotics

January 24, 2011

Viable $100 replacement using cameras and depth-perception software for $5,000 laser range finders presently used to guide robots.
iRobot’s AVA concept robot using Kinect-like software and drivers; WillowGarage’s PR2 and ROS ran a contest to “do something cool, funny, or useful.” See video of 1st place winner.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more



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