NYT article on Kinect

As someone who only uses the Kinect for research, in robotics and human-robot interaction, and doesn’t own Kinect/XBox at home, I find this article very interesting reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/03/magazine/how-kinect-spawned-a-commercial-ecosystem.html?smid=pl-share

I personally believe this technology – not just the hardware product but the possibilities created by this paradigm, including machine learning and vision advances – has the potential to do for Microsoft what the ipod did for Apple. The question, of course, is whether the company is going to be able to realize this potential!

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