0 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2018 12:10 PM by MartyG

    Microsoft brings back Kinect for AI, drone and robotics applications

    MartyG

      Hi everyone,

       

      Microsoft are bringing back the Kinect camera in a new, smaller form.  Rather than being used for gaming, this new iteration is aimed at AI applications.  With an onboard computer and accelerometer, it may be a useful device for robotics for those who cannot obtain an Intel Euclid any more.

       

      https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/07/microsoft-kinect-lives-on-as-a-new-sensor-package-for-azure/

       

      Introducing Project Kinect for Azure | LinkedIn

       

      Project Kinect for Azure | Microsoft Azure

       

      Microsoft has said that the new Kinect will be available next year.

       

      PC World's online site says that "Microsoft plans to announce a partnership with DJI, the world’s largest drone company, on an SDK for Windows PCs.  The SDK means that Windows users will essentially be able to remote-pilot drones right from their PC, including flight control and real-time data transfer."

       

      Below is a YouTube video of the section of the Build 2018 keynote address that covers Kinect for Azure.

       

      kinect for azure - keynote mention - YouTube