Holographic Kinect Hack From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
What can you hack a Kinect to do? What can't you hack a Kinect to do? Control a robot? Check. Model the human skeleton? Check. Now MIT Media Lab researchers used a Kinect to capture holographic video, which they then were able to stream over the Internet.
The most amazing part isn't just the fact that MIT used a $300 gaming accessory to pull this off; it's that--as MIT points out--University of Arizona researchers recently built a similar system that used 16 cameras, and could broadcast at 2 frames per second. MIT's setup? One camera (the Kinect), 15 frames per second. Now that's impressive.
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