Kinect Planted on Quadrocopter for Obstacle Avoidance

We keep seeing Kinect hacks each day and often think that the limits have been reached and that the creativity has almost reached its end… and then another Kinect hack shows up.

This time, the Kinect has been sat on top of a quadrocopter which in turn, gives the quadrocopter abilities to navigate around objects. The quadrocopter here has been given a pre-defined course and manages to scan the surrounding area to figure out where the floor is, where objects are and what the nearest point to the quadrocopter is.

The quadrocopter then navigates around the path and when objects are put in front of the unit, it stops, pauses and then moves on after figuring out what’s going on.

Take a look at the video below to see it working…

Via: Engadget

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