Kinect-based robot follows you around (Oh, so cool video)

Kinect-based robot follows you around (Oh, so cool video)

Summary: Watch a 4-minute video of a Kinect-based robot built with Microsoft's robotics kit, designed to follow its owner around the house. Of special note are the cans of Kinect-branded soda.

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TOPICS: Emerging Tech
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I've been wanting to kick off the "Oh, so cool" series here on DIY-IT for a long time. There are a lot of DIY projects out there that are amazingly cool and from time-to-time, I'll select one I think is particularly cool and spotlight it in a quick post.

This one is a video of a Kinect-based robot built with Microsoft's robotics kit, designed to follow its owner around the house. Of special note are the cans of Kinect-branded soda.

What could you build with a Kinect and a robotics kit? Just how much free time do you have? TalkBack below.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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  • Stilll waiting for the "useful" robot.

    Serving drinks is OK but I'm waiting for the robot that can get the drinks out of the fridge and then serve them.

    Pagan jim
    anonymous
    • Useful...

      I think that's called "husband".
      David Gewirtz
      • MANY would argue that.....

        Pagan jim
        anonymous
  • Give me a...

    give me one that goes to the fridge sees Im out of drinks runs to the store gets the right drink comes home opens the bottle grabs some ice and fills my glass and delivers it all before my movie is over
    KineticArtist
  • Hmmm

    I got omnibot 2000 and Robbie Sr in the closet waiting to be moddied into one of these.
    Fletchguy