Posts Tagged ‘Kinect’

Robots + Vision Tracking = Keeping Your Room Clean Forever

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Robots really shine when you give them great sensors to read in data about their world – and what better sensor to give a robot than sight? Well minokur built an amazing little bot, the TrashBox and remotley tethered it to a Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect is capable of sensing 3d environments, and pinpointing moving objects in space. When you combine this power with the mobile little TrashBox, you get a trash bin that will race to catch every bit of trash you throw.

There aren’t a ton of details on the program running the show or what kind of range this robot is accurate to, but just the TrashBox’s design and performance are enough to make this an awesome project.

Via [Oh Gizmo!]

Forum Friday – Mech Warfare, a Kinect Arm and more!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

TRC Logo

It’s friday and it’s time to take a look at what’s going on in the Trossen Robotics Community!

Until next week, keep the posts, pictures and projects coming by registering for the TRC and sharing on the forum and image galleries.