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  • Blog Post: Robotic control gets a boost

    From home vacuum cleaners to automotive welders to precision surgical aids, robots are making their way into every facet of our lives. Now NASA, no stranger to the world of robotics, is using the latest version of Kinect for Windows to control an off-the-shelf robotic arm remotely. Engineers at NASA’s...
  • Blog Post: nsquared releases three new Kinect for Windows-based applications

    The following blog post was guest authored by Celeste Humphrey, business development consultant at nsquared, and Dr. Neil Roodyn, director of nsquared. A company that is passionate about learning, technology, and creating awesome user experiences, nsquared has developed three new applications that...
  • Blog Post: Monsters Come to Life with Kinect for Windows

    It all started with a couple of kids and a remarkable idea, which eventually spawned two terrifying demon dogs and their master. This concept is transforming the haunt industry and could eventually change how theme parks and other entertainment businesses approach animated mechanical electronics (animatronics...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Kinect for Windows SDK Update with Peter Zatloukal and Bob Heddle

    Now that the updated Kinect for Windows SDK is available for download, Engineering Manager Peter Zatloukal and Group Program Manager Bob Heddle sat down to discuss what this significant update means to developers. Bob Heddle demonstrates the new infrared functionality in the Kinect for Windows SDK...
  • Blog Post: Nissan Pathfinder Virtual Showroom is Latest Auto Industry Tool Powered by Kinect for Windows

    Automotive companies Audi, Ford, and Nissan are adopting Kinect for Windows as a the newest way to put a potential driver into a vehicle. Most car buyers want to get "hands on" with a car before they are ready to buy, so automobile manufacturers have invested in tools such as online car configurators...
  • Blog Post: FIRST Teams to Use Kinect for Windows to Control Robots

    Getting technology to do what you want can be challenging. Imagine building a remote-controlled robot in 6 weeks, from pre-defined parts, which can perform various tasks in a competitive environment. That’s the challenge presented to 2,500 teams of students who will be participating in the FIRST...
  • Blog Post: Making Learning More Interactive and Fun for Young Children

    Although no two people learn in exactly the same way, the process of learning typically involves seeing, listening/speaking, and touching. For most young children, all three senses are engaged in the process of grasping a new concept. For example, when a red wooden block is given to a toddler, they...
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