Two Kinects Can Make A Model Of The World Around You

With one Kinect motion-sensing camera, we can see part of our surroundings in 3D. With two, however, we can actually generate 3D models of our surroundings.

Oliver Kreylos, the man behind the first of these kind of videos, has got hold of a second camera and with it built an adorable little 3D model of his bedroom. There are none of the shadows or "black holes" that marred his first video; instead, aside from a few empty spots that could (theoretically) be easily fixed with more cameras, what he's got running here is perhaps the most exciting Kinect demo of them all.

After all, who cares if "you" are the controller if you can make levels - even if they are a little on the rough side - based around the rooms in your house?


    That's... pretty impressive for two $150 game peripherals.

    Now, let's see if this story can pull off the nigh impossible feat of not attracting snarky bloggerati.

    This just keeps getting better and better! I'll definetly buy a Kinect soon.. But just not for game use is all.

    i am blown away. the possibilities for this are very exciting.

    the kinect is exploding and will be the biggest thing in gaming since wii's motion controllers.

    it is almost killing me to say, but microsoft have really done the right thing in letting the community loose on this.

    i can see this ending traditional lycra ball suit mocap techniques

    Greg: Its basically the same thing, just using that checkerboard at the back for calibration rather than the balls on the suit.

    But yeah, this is freaking awesome, I saw this the other day and its wonderful. The same guy (judging from the voice) has put a Doom character on his desk:

      That Doom one was awesome.. Adding some code for collision detection then wouldn't be that hard of a stretch for augmented reality interaction :D

    So, could you couple the Kinect with a better camera to increase the texture fidelity?

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