Let's Make Robots!

Just got a Kinect!

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I got my netbook and I am installing ubunta and ros

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I just bought a used Kinect at Gamestop for $70 yesterday. I am using for robotics and vision processing. As of right now, I have got skelton tracking program working that I found online called Synapse. To get the program go here: http://synapsekinect.tumblr.com/ . I'm having a lot of fun with the Kinect, its amazing how powerful this sensor is for only $70. Once I get my new laptop I am going to download ROS, Robot Operating System and use gmapping to create a 2d SLAM map. If you want to learn more about ros go check out their website at http://www.ros.org/wiki/. Here are two short videos of what I accomplished so far. 

 

comments welcomed!