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  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows Ships for Commercial Use – How to Get Started on Kinect for Windows

    Kinect for Windows consists of the Kinect for Windows hardware and Kinect for Windows SDK, which supports applications built with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. The newly release Kinect for Windows SDK version 1 offers improved skeletal tracking, enhanced speech recognition...
  • Blog Post: Change the World with Kinect for Windows Coming in February

    Microsoft announced that new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1. The announcement was made at Starting February 1, 2012: Use the Power of Kinect for Windows to Change the World . Kinect for Windows will be available in 12 countries (United States...
  • Blog Post: Presenting Microsoft's new Robotics Reference platform (EDDIE) at Maker Faire New York (Sept 17/18)

    Over the last few years Microsoft has developed a Robotics platform that could target a number of robots starting with everything from hobbyist grade robots up to industrial robots. A common question with our platform has always been can my robotic solution run directly on the robot? In the case of hobbyist...
  • Blog Post: MSR Shows KinectFusion With Real-Time 3D Models

    Microsoft Research showed high-quality 3D models being created from a moving Kinect sensor at at SIGGRAPH . Engadget called it “ jaw dropping ”. The videos show how you can scan a whole room and its contents within seconds. As you move around objects are revealed they are fused into a...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Kinect services for Microsoft Robotics RDS 2008 R3

    Trevor Taylor, Program Manager in the Microsoft Robotics team walks us through the features of the latest Kinect Services for RDS toolkit . Demonstrating support for the Kinect camera via Kinect for Windows SDK . Also be sure to check out this blog post for an update on all things Microsoft Robotics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Releases New SDK Connects Kinect to Robots

    A new SDK from Microsoft Research can help you write code to connect Kinect to robots. The Kinect Services for Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) provides sample services that use the Kinect for Windows SDK to allow access to the Depth and RGB data from a Kinect sensor. In addition to a service for a real...
  • Blog Post: Ballmer, Partners Celebrate 400 Million PCs Running Windows 7

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today thanked partners at Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for helping make Windows 7 the fastest-selling operating system in history and indicated that with future versions in development, partners can be confident in their bets on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK Beta Released for Windows for Academics and Enthusiasts

    Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) from Microsoft Research has been released for noncommerical application development. The Kinect for Windows SDK can be downloaded today at no cost for development of noncommercial applications at http://research.microsoft.com/kinectsdk . The SDK...
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK Due This Spring

    Since Kinect launched in November 2010, enthusiasts have been exploring the potential of Kinect in a number of unexpected, nongaming scenarios. Today at MIX, Microsoft detailed some of the features in the Kinect for Windows Beta SDK from Microsoft Research coming in the spring, including the following...
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