Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Opensource drivers are coming for the PrimeSense Sensor.
Hopefully these drivers should provide access to additional undocumented features, like turning off the laser on the Kinect. The hardware development kits will be quite useful as the power supply design should be simplified for robots. It will be interesting to see if there is any performance differences in the hardware between PSDK5.0 and the Kinect. A higher resolution and a longer range would be nice.
Also,, if you haven't seen it already make sure to check out the technical information on calibrating the Kinect.