People make room-scanning Kinect robot, order it around with gestures

Thursday, 18th November 2010 09:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Jesus. We were joking when we said, “Go make some robots.” Why do you have to be so literal?

Short version: some MIT people took Kinect, strapped it to an iRobot Create along with a range-finding sensor, a netbook board and some other crap, and let it wander around rooms scanning everything in 3D. It’s pretty mental.

And that’s not all. Later on in the video below, one of the team behind K-Bot directs it around by pointing, in the same way you’d play a Kinect game.

Games are for wimps, though. Why “play” when you can be in Minority Report, connect the “boardroom and the living room,” capture 3D media and make robot dogs?

Super-Kinect. Watch and see. Thanks, Engadget.



  1. Mike

    That is fucking mental. It was like peering through the looking glass into a future world that was much like our own.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    It’ll all end in tears… and robots crushing skulls.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    The beginning of the end has begun.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    They will wear you like a meaty cloak Blerk.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk


    #6 4 years ago
  7. Psychotext


    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Hahaha! :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. JonFE

    Psycho, just imagine this combined with those night goggles of yours. It could take night stalking to a whole new level; ooh, the possibilities…


    #9 4 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen


    #10 4 years ago
  11. Psychotext


    #11 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.