Kinect Used to Make Minority Report Interface

We've talked about Minority Report before, and how people like John Underkoffler are making the film's trademark gesture-control interface a reality. Well Underkoffler's own G-Speak might get overtaken in the race to build the first marketable hand-waving UI, as other engineers are building their own Minority Report UI's from hacked Microsoft Kinects.

Kinect Hand Detection for Gesture Controls

This particular effort is a collaboration between MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), using robotics lab Willow Garage's open-source operating system, ROS. Unlike G-Speak, this Minority Kinect doesn't need gloves, since it recognizes gestures from its ROS' Point Cloud Library (PCL).

[source: MIT CSAIL and Willow Garage via Sherweb and Singularity Hub]

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