[ UPDATED: 17-JUN-2011 19:20 GMT ]
The deadly autonomous office sentry
Programming voice recognition demo
Twitter is busy with the trending #Kinect topic.
Ch9 Blogs: Join Us Tomorrow For A Special Channel 9 Live Kinect Event – follow the Twitter #Ch9Live hashtag and post questions live!
Confirmed: Watch the Kinect SDK Beta Launch Live!
Michael Crump – The busy developer’s guide to the Kinect SDK Beta
Kinect is awesome. Yes it is about to become an essential business tool for remote workers and the boardroom too. “Minority Report” with optional glove as a fashion accessary. XBOX + Kinect = valid business expense!
Officially announced for Beta release on 16th May 2011 and finally expected today. With Windows 8, BUILD and the Skype acquisition it was no surprise that there has been a short delay.
As the story unfold we will update this post with all the news, resource links and more…
|The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a programming toolkit for application developers. It enables the academic and enthusiast communities easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running the Windows 7 operating system.The Kinect for Windows SDK beta includes drivers, rich APIs for raw sensor streams and human motion tracking, installation documents, and resource materials. It provides Kinect capabilities to developers who build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
This SDK includes the following features:
This SDK is designed for non-commercial purposes only; a commercial version is expected to be available at a later date.
A Year is a Long Time in IT!
A year ago at E3 2010 XBOX 360 Kinect VideoKinect – Video Chat.
Waiting and waiting for the end of Spring 2011?
June 16th 2011 – Is today the day? Yes it is!!!
Demos on Channel 9 Live:
- Bunny hop – XBox and Windows Phone
- Drone – Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Voice commands (Wooah!)
- Fruit Salad
- Unlock the Door
- Skeletal Viewer
Since the Fall of 2010 there have been some empty projects sitting on CopePlex so today we are looking for some updates here:
- Kinect for Windows SDK beta – go download and explore!
- Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit – CodePlex
- Kinect Paint – CodePlex
- Kinect Mouse Cursor – CodePlex
- Silverlight Kinect Demos & SL + Kinect = Apps of tomorrow
- Project Jellybean, the Kinect drivable lounge chair! – CodePlex
- KINECT SDK – CodePlex – NOTHING
- KINECT CALL – CodePlex – NOTHING
Where does Skype fit into all this too: Skype + Lync + Kinect + Win7 = ?
Did the Skype-on-TV force Microsoft’s hand in the acquisition with the upcoming competition to the new Kinect offering? Too early for this yet.
Jellybean, the Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair – Channel 9 Coding4Fun DIY
Kinect and Videoconferencing + Augmented Reality at MIT’s Media Lab.
Wikipedia Kinect page – the story of ‘Project Natal’
Program in C#, VB, F#, C++ for Silverlight, WPF. Open for invention!
No hint of Skype videoconferencing KInect application – yet…