After doing a 180 on that due to the incredible backlash, they are now saying they won't release the drivers for their next version of the Kinect.
Yeah, I wouldn't want those crazy robots using my sensors either... The Kinect is designed for gaming and I won't have anyone using it for practical purposes like computer vision!
Last night, we heard from a member of the Kinect for Windows developer team that they have “no plans” to release open source drivers for the next generation Kinect, meaning that all of the awesome and magical things that the original Kinect enabled for robotics won’t evolve into even more awesome and more magical things with Microsoft’s new sensor.
If you haven't seen the Gaming Cape yet, you should check it out, it's kind of awesome.
And here is the project page for the SensorCape.
There is significant research that shows customers are willing to pay more for a product after they have touched it. That's often all it takes.
So for those of you with brick & mortar stores, could you see something like this working for you?
In the meantime, if you would consider changing platforms I have designed an add-on board for the BeagleBone Black that includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass (all are 3-axis) as well as a pressure sensor which would allow you to measure altitude. It should be available soon.
In addition to all that, the Beaglebone Black has a micro-sd card slot built in that is perfect for data-logging. You can learn more about the SensorCape here... http://michaelhleonard.com/projects/sensorcape
- Texas InstrumentsFirmware Engineer, 2015 - present
- Texas InstrumentsDesign Engineer Intern, 2013 - 2013
- MSCADUndergraduate Researcher, 2011 - 2013
- MSCADGraduate Research Assistant, 2013 - 2015
- University of ArkansasM.S. Electrical Engineering, 2013 - 2015
- University of ArkansasB.S. Physics, 2009 - 2013
- University of ArkansasB.S. Electrical Engineering, 2009 - 2013
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