A New Arrival (it’s a boy… Kinect 2!)

Guess what appeared on my desk yesterday? A production Kinect 2 for Windows!

We were included in the Microsoft developers program for Kinect and received the beta version earlier in the year and… to be completely honest… the test Kinect 2 is still in its box, in another box, in storage (which is totally unforgivable :/) I did, however, attend a lot of the web sessions, and in summary, found out that the Kinect 2 is leaps and bounds better than the old Kinect 1.

To make up for my massive negligence of the beta Kinect 2, we’re planning on including them into the test rig for body tracking during the November working session. 2x Kinect 2’s, which, if I do the math, is 4x the awesomeness! Body-tracking a nightmare? Pfffft, say hello to my little friend….

kinect2

…Expect a post on how to publish the body frames to LCM in the near future, I just need to find a Windows box to plug this thing into.

– Sam

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