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RSS FeedsXbox`s Kinect finds new life as eyes for a swarm of grocery robots
(Windows Phone Central)


7 july 2021 12:37:29

Xbox`s Kinect finds new life as eyes for a swarm of grocery robots
(Windows Phone Central)

Automation cometh. The terminators of the robopocalypse could have eyes powered by Xbox Kinect, if this grocery packaging factory is anything to go off at least. Microsoft`s Kinect peripheral is a powerful 3D camera that can determine depth with startling accuracy. While it was at one point the fastest-selling gaming accessory of all time, it never quite caught on as an essential piece of gaming kit, eventually getting sidelined completely. However, Microsoft still manufactures them for use in various other industries, with the tech appearing in Microsoft`s HoloLens headset, as well as the updated Azure Kinect camera array. How are businesses using it? Well, take a look at the video below for an example. At approximately 2:20, you can see a classic Xbox One Kinect rigged up to a robotic arm, used to determine how best to package groceries in this wild futuristic packaging facility in South London. The plant uses a swarm of thousands of cube-shaped bots navigating around a gri...

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