DIY telepresence robot uses PrimeSense Kinect drivers for extremely awkward push-ups (video)

Engadget: From enhancing your WoW game to putting you in Tom Hanks's shoes, DIYers the world o'er really do seem to love Kinect. And what do we have here? Taylor Veltrop's Veltrobot remote telepresence 'bot uses the PrimeSense open source Kinect drivers for tracking the user's skeleton, with a modified Kondo KHR-1HV mirroring the operator's movements (which are received via 802.11n WiFi). Right now he is only controlling the arms, but with any luck we should be seeing complete control over all the robot's movements soon enough.

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Microsoft’s Kinect Finds New Life Helping Parkinson’s Patients

NRM: "A team at Brunel University London has developed a new system, which helps people with Parkinson’s disease overcome debilitating walking problems."

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Use your Kinect as a webcam thanks to a new update

Your Kinect just got a bit more connected. This weekend, Microsoft announced two major new updates to its popular sensor, making good on old promises.

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The day the movement stopped: Xbox One Kinect gestures are dead

The 'New Xbox One Experience' software update, which launches tomorrow, will kill off support for Kinect in the Xbox One's user interface.

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