Kinect and Audio. How does the Kinect mic and audio array work?

Channel 9 have published a great interview with Principal Software Architect Ivan Tashev the content is at Channel 9 videos. Ivan who works at MS Research has been responsible for a number of MS audio devices from Kinect to Microsoft Round Table. Ivan talks about the differences between Kinect 1.0 and Kinect 2.0 some fascinating…

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Interested in the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor

  You can apply to take part in the Kinect for Windows developer kit program. This program, which begins in November 2013, will provide developers with tools and a pre-release sensor as soon as possible so they can start building new applications before general availability in 2014. The program fee will be US$399 (or local…

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The power of 3D interaction

Ok who has ever watched STAR WARS and wanted a 3D princess Leia Hologram? Holograms are often thought of as an optical novelty that can produce pretty 3D pictures, but they are capable of doing much more than that. One of my colleagues Dr Dave Brown has been continuing to explore natural user interaction with…

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Kinect for Windows now on CodePlex

Kinect for Windows samples are now available under an open source license.  You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/.  Why is this now on CodePlex? Easy Access -> we will continue to release our sample applications as part of our Developer Toolkit.  However, that’s a large download & install that can be cumbersome if you…

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Think Computer Science 2012

On the 11th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford.   A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus of the event – Inspiring 12-14 year old school children to “Think Computer Science” Our presentation…

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Kinect for life

Kinect for life This week we had an event showcasing  medical technology innovation in partnership with Kingston University, the University of Surrey, Brunel University and Microsoft. Given the revolutionary advances made possible with Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows, Medical professionals and researchers are exploring how computer vision and natural user interfaces can enhance healthcare. Confirmed sessions:…

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Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK

The Kinect for Windows team announced our Fall Roadmap today on our blog. It includes an SDK update that we will release on October 8th. In addition to making Kinect for Windows hardware available in seven new markets this autumn, we will be releasing an update to the Kinect for Windows runtime and software development…

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Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 Winners, Ukrainian Team Takes Top Place

The winners of the 10th annual Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition, the winning Software Design project developed by Ukrainian Team quadSquad allows deaf individuals to communicate verbally using custom-designed sensory gloves and a smartphone application to translate sign language gestures into speech. Games focused on the environment from Thailand team TANG Thai…

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Kinect for Windows curriculum resources

I am happy to let you know that the new Kinect for Windows curriculum resources are now available for download from Faculty Connection.  These resources, created by Rob Miles (University of Hull, UK), are arranged into a half-semester course consisting of Lectures, Labs/Demos with Tutorials accompanied by a 57-page ebook.  It contains information on the…

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Kinect in teaching with curriculum materials

Creative uses for Kinect in teaching with curriculum materials The Kinect sensor, the "Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Gadget in History," adds a new dimension to Xbox 360 gameplay through its ability to read its environment and track the body movement of players. It is also a creative device that can be a great teaching tool….

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