We had a great presentation by Jarvis Schultz on the Microsoft Kinect last night as part of the CNC Build Club. Jarvis works with the Kinect as part of his PhD research in robotics at Northwestern University. We had an overflow crowd of close to 30 participants.
The presentation was an introduction on how to get started with hacking the Kinect. He described what is known about the internals and the data you can get out of it. He talked about the preferred open source software tools and libraries.
He gave several live demos. The pictures you see above are shots of how the Kinect saw the crowd at PS:One. The still shots don’t do justice to the coolness of watching it live. His presentation is in PDF format here.