Interesting page with lots of Flash realtime graphics samples.
Once again the open source community shows the industry how it’s done. The demos and concepts that have been development since the community cranked out a driver/library for the kinect in just a few days after its release are quite astounding. Good for Microsoft that they seem to have understood that they shouldn’t blockade that movement. Soon they will start copying its ideas I guess.
I try to follow the work of Oliver Kreylos a german researcher at the university of california. He was one of the first generating a mesh from the voxel data provided by the kinect and texturing it with the rgb data from the second camera.
In his latest work he uses two calibrated kinects in combination and thus allows an object to be scanned from two sides at the same time without rotating it. A lot of people thought that the kinects structured light sensor wouldn’t be able to deal with two overlapping dot fields. But it seems to work, have a look:
Researchers at Fraunhofer institute developed a compact tracking system made to be installed in Gameconsoles.
Cool, but usable? An article about newly presented HMD Displays and their usage scenarios.
The German Company Festo created a series of robotic flying and swimming animals. Really fascinating.
This project allows to paint virtually with a laser. The laser is tracked with a camera while the software generated “painting” is then projected with an video projector. The Source code for the tracker is open source. How To and source code