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Kinect Hacks - Supporting the Kinect Hacking news and community

Kinect Hacks - Supporting the Kinect Hacking news and community
One thing that KinectHackers have found really useful with the Kinect is its capability to make 3D and 3D-related applications not only a reality but also affordable. Today’s featured hack is an example of that. Here are some tech details from the developer: “Markerless articulated skeletal hand tracking research from 3D depth data providing pose (position and orientation) of all 17 bones in user’s hand and fingers. Tracking algorithm as well as graphics application and data gathering runs around 30 FPS running single threaded on Intel x86 processor. 60fps on faster desktop PC.” According to the developer, their tracking technology is original and not based on any of the current methods out there now (i.e. its not particle swarm nor decision tree systems).

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Getting started with Kinect on Ubuntu 12.04 – OpenNI, Nite , SimpleopenNI and Processing The objective of this tutorial is - 1) To install OpenNI, Nite (drivers that help getting data from the kinect) in Ubuntu 12.04. 2) To set up Processing and SimpleOpenNI ( OpenNI and Nite wrapper for Processing ) using which you can get started with Kinect coding. What you need? Kinect with usb cable and a computer with Ubuntu installed. It is not recommended to run Ubuntu as a wubi installer from Windows when working with Kinect. Better install Ubuntu in a new partition and run it. 1) Installing OpenNI and NITE

Kinect - Medien Wiki The Microsoft® XBOX 360 Kinect is a motion controller developped by PrimeSense. It projects a pattern with infrared light and calculates a depth image using a camera. It also has a color camera and four microphones. Kinect™ for Windows® Addon: IES Interactive Training MILO Range Pro and Advanced systems now feature IES's exclusive Kinect™ for Windows® options that provides new and enhanced interaction and functionality for a variety of training objectives. MILO Range with Kinect™ for Windows® takes the realism of training, interactivity, and responsiveness to an entirely new level never seen before in any type of firearm or use-of-force training systems. The MILO Range Pro with Kinect™ for Windows® feature enabled can detect and respond to a variety of trainee verbal and non-verbal actions, including:

Setting up Kinect for programming in Linux (part 2) Last month, we had a look on how to setup the Kinect on a linux (Ubuntu) machine (if you missed it, you can find it here) . Today, we will continue exploring the Kinect possibilities by using the device in a program written in Qt. We will first design a class that will be our interface between OpenKinect/NITE libraries and Qt, then instantiate it in a little example program. A word on the Kinect API we’ll use OpenKinect Daniel Shiffman Open Kinect for Processing Demo from shiffman on Vimeo. The Microsoft Kinect sensor is a peripheral device (designed for XBox and windows PCs) that functions much like a webcam. However, in addition to providing an RGB image, it also provides a depth map. Meaning for every pixel seen by the sensor, the Kinect measures distance from the sensor. This makes a variety of computer vision problems like background removal, blob detection, and more easy and fun! The Kinect sensor itself only measures color and depth.

GesturePak for Kinect for Windows For Kinect for Windows GesturePak is both an app that records you making your gestures and an SDK for .NET 4.x that notifies your code when the user has made those gestures. Note: GesturePak requires the Kinect for Windows Sensor, and does not work with the Kinect for XBox Sensor. GesturePak Works with the latest KFW SDK but in standing mode only. Interested in GesturePak 2.0 Alpha for Kinect v2? Features: Setting up Kinect for programming in Linux (part 1) The Kinect, a Microsoft device originally made for the Xbox360 (a gaming console), has become incredibly popular among developers in the past few months; it allows easy tracking of predefined movements without having to wear special clothes or complicated sensors. Once you’re set-up, you would be able to access functions such as hand tracking, scene analysis (count how many people are in the room, where they are), and much more. The first part of this tutorial will guide you through all the required steps to set up the Kinect on your Ubuntu environment. The Kinect at a glance The device, with its two cameras, and the IR projector on the left.

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Working with Kinect 3D Sensor in Robotics - Setup, Tutorials, Applications - Into Robotics A revolutionary 3D sensor from gaming industry designed to capture motion of players is effectively used in the robotic fields for a wide range of applications including objects recognition and tracking, 3D environment mapping, detect distance, or voice recognition and control. All these features make from Kinect the subject of this article where a set of setup and application tutorials are included. In the following are available a wide range of setup tutorials for different versions of operating systems as well as different operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac.

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Why Not . . . Be a Feminist? “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” – writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from her TEDx talk We Should All Be Feminists Upon seeing the post title, some may have unfortunately chosen not to read further as popular talking heads in our culture have demonized the term feminism, frightening anyone who dares believe in equality for all from understanding the truth behind the term. From bra burners, to whiny victims and the most popular – man-haters, the term feminist has been, to the credit of the anti-feminist movement, taken and misinterpreted for the benefit of perpetuating the status quo that refuses to see any opportunity for growth even if, ironically, it may even benefit them as well in the long run economically, never mind emotionally and improve one’s quality of life. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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