Microsoft's Kinect is a motion sensing input device for the Xbox 360 and PCs. Combining video and depth cameras, the Kinect allows developers to create a touchless and immersive user experience through voice, movement and gesture control. In addition to an official Microsoft SDK for Windows PCs, ...

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Is Windows Kinect a different hardware from Xbox Kinect?

I couldn't tell from the official site whether Windows Kinect is just an SDK, or another hardware piece that works only with Windows.
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“Could not claim interface on camera: -6” when trying to connect usb camera (Kinect)

I have installed the freenect library from openkinect.org. With that library there is a demo application which you can run from the terminal to test out the Kinect. However when I run this command I ...
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How to install drivers for Microsoft Kinect on Windows Vista

I have a Kinect sensor for XBox, and I´d like to try to develop some applications for Kinect. Problem is that when I´ve tried to install SDK or runtime, an error occurred. Namely, I have an unsuitable ...
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Can the Xbox 360 Kinect work on Windows 8 in place of Kinect for Windows

Is it possible to use a Xbox 360 Kinect with Windows 8 in place of a Kinect for Windows? Note that this would be used in a Home Theater PC environment, and not at a normal desktop set up, so range ...
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Kinect Motor Device Not Detected

I'm trying to install a kinect on Ubuntu 12.04. Unfortunately, lsusb shows that the motor device is not detected : Bus 002 Device 009: ID 045e:02c2 Microsoft Corp. Bus 002 Device 010: ID ...
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webcam see my body movement and run a windows7 command

Is it possible to recognize body movement with a laptop webcam or a Kinect and go to the next slide in PowerPoint 2010 or run a command in Windows 7? I want it so that when I move my hand, PowerPoint ...
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Kinect pictures come out broken/blotchy

I've been working on connecting my Xbox kinect to a windows 8 Asus computer, I have all the drivers installed, but when I start up a scanner, I get an image like this This happens with both skanect ...
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Using Kinect to measure a building

working as a student trainee I was asked to measure a production hall (and all the machines etc in it) with a laser rangefinder and a folding rule and model it in 3D CAD software (Autodesk Inventor). ...
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Kinect joint detection from top [closed]

I'm wondering, does the Kinect detect joints correctly when it's put on the top (on the ceiling). I don't have necessary equipment to attach it to ceiling and test, but was wondering whether it ...
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Getting Kinect Serial on Ubuntu

I connected a new Kinect (XBOX 360) to my Ubuntu 12.04 Machine. Using lsusb I tried to find the serial number of the Kinect device. But I get the following output: iManufacturer 2 Microsoft ...
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Kinect for Windows Runtime and Device drivers

What is the relationship between the "Kinect for Windows Runtime" (latex is v1.8 in Download Center) and the Kinect for Windows Device Drivers viewable in the Device Manager? Are the Device drivers ...
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Is there any software available to control a Windows 7 PC with a Kinect?

Now that the SDK has been out for a bit, is there any software available to control a Windows 7 PC with a Kinect? I'd like to get rid of my mouse attached to my media center PC. This is mainly to be ...
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Installing Kinect with OpenNI on Windows8

I'm following these instructions http://www.kinecthacks.com/guides/install-kinect-on-your-pc-and-start-developing-your-programs-disclaimer/ but so far have had no luck. I'm getting an error when ...
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Is Xbox Kinect hardware compatible with OpenNI drivers and middleware?

I am currently exploring the difference between OpenKinect's libfreenect and the OpenNI SDK. The latter seems to offer more features and options. But I currently only have the Xbox Kinect hardware ...