Video: Hacking Microsoft Kinect and a Roomba Original Message Feb 17, 2011 8:49 am
A japanese inventor, or should I say computer hacker, has come up with a way to control a Roomba robotic vac with Microsoft's new Kinect program. Though you ordinarily would just allow a Roomba to turn on do its thing, Ogutti the hacker, has found a way to make the machine follow hand movement with no remote control involved. I wouldn't want to have to direct a robotic machine while doing the whole house but I see an advantage if it is suddenlty required for spot cleaning or sweeping up dry spills. A brief articla and a video demo can be found at the following link.