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Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage

by Shane McGlaun
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Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming as it was intended.

A new Kinect hack surfaced from Willow Garage. This is the company behind that crazy expensive PR2 robot that is used for research into human-robot interfaces. The guys over at Willow Garage took the Kinect and hacked it to allow motion control of their PR2 robot.

This sounds like the tech the little boy used in the horrible remake of Lost in Space with Joey in the lead. The hack is very cool though, and Willow Garage is working on hacking two of the devices to give 3D input for gestures.

[via Fast Company]

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