I’m totally digging the innovative uses of the Microsoft Kinect, with novel uses popping up every day. I also love the fact that my son, your daughter…pretty much anybody can start exploring and tinkering in this space because of this sub $200 piece of gear. The MIT/UW video caught my eye this morning…using a Kinect mounted to a quadrotor drone to create a 3D map of an environment. It sparks the imagination with possible uses underwater and on other planets where GPS isn’t an option. Keep up the good work guys!
More info can be found via their “Visual Odometry For GPS-Denied Flight And Mapping Using A Kinect” post.