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Microsoft Kinect R&D
Computer vision can allow for some pretty snazzy new interfaces and new uses for computers, and in February this year Microsoft showed some of the uses that research projects are finding for its Kinect gesture-based gaming peripheral.
This shot shows a research project called Mirage Blocks, which uses a Kinect-style camera and a controller-less user interface, coupled with a 3D projector, to render real objects digitally in 3D space. One possible use for the system would be to allow remote workers to collaborate on design of an object.
To see more photos of the Microsoft's R&D projects for Kinect, see Photos: Microsoft Kinect pushes natural UI frontier.