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  • Blog Post: Workshop highlights medical uses of Kinect technology

    In keeping with the January ritual of reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments, we’re eager to tell you about a very special event that Microsoft Research Cambridge hosted in November: the Body Tracking in Healthcare workshop . This occasion celebrated the completion of a two-year collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Our top 10 blogs of 2013

    I love my job, as I have the privilege of highlighting Microsoft Research Connections’ collaborations with some of the brightest minds at universities and research institutions around the world. And with so many inspiring projects, it’s difficult to pick my favorites—which is why I’m...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Sign Language Translator - part 2

    Today, we have the second part of a two-part blog posted by program managers in Beijing and Redmond respectively—second up, Stewart Tansley: When Microsoft Research shipped the first official Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) beta in June 2011, it was both an ending and a beginning...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Sign Language Translator - part 1

    Today, we have the first part of a two-part blog posted by program managers in Beijing and Redmond respectively—first up, Guobin Wu: I consider myself incredibly lucky to be the program manager of the Kinect Sign Language Translator project. There are more than 20 million people in China who...
  • Blog Post: Readers’ Choice: Top 10 Blogs of 2011

    Recaps of the top 10 news stories of the year—it’s a New Year’s tradition that rivals Dick Clark’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show. So who are we to buck convention? Therefore, without further ado, here are the top 10 Microsoft Research Connections blogs...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research and the Kinect Effect

    Today (November 4) is the first anniversary of the launch of Kinect for Xbox 360 in the United States, with subsequent availability around the world. It has been a smashing success since its debut, thanks in part to contributions from Microsoft Research to its audio, skeletal-tracking, and facial-recognition...
  • Blog Post: FIRST Adds Kinect Technology to Robotics Competition Tool Kit

    I’m thrilled to be part of a new phase of the partnership between Dean Kamen ’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization and Microsoft (including the Microsoft Research Connections group). Last week, FIRST announced that Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Makes It Big in the Big Apple

    The Kinect for Windows SDK beta was honored as one of the “ 10 Most Innovative Tech Products of 2011 ” earlier this week at the 2011 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards ceremony held at the Hearst Tower in New York City. Gavin Jancke, general manager of Engineering for Microsoft Research...
  • Blog Post: Springtime in Paris and Software Is in the Air

    What could be better than Paris on a spring day? How about Paris on a spring day at the inaugural Software Summit sponsored by Microsoft Research? Yes, I'm here at the Microsoft Le Campus in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just southwest of central Paris, along with more than 200 of the foremost figures in the...
  • Blog Post: MIXing It Up: the Kinect for Windows SDK

    Back in February at TechForum, Craig Mundie , Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, and Don Mattrick , president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), announced that Microsoft Research and IEB would release a non-commercial Kinect for Windows software development kit this...
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