David Weinfeld

Exploring the Convergence of Media and Technology

Intel Labs Uses Kinect-Like System to Blend Digital and Physical Worlds

I watched a great video last night highlighting the work of Intel Labs. Intel Labs leveraged the object recognition and depth sensing capabilities of a device similar to Microsoft’s Kinect to bring a child’s experience with Legos to the 21st century.

The demo captivated me in its intuitiveness and simplicity. I watched the video and oohed and aahed like a child stepping through the gates of Disney World for the first time. It’s not that I haven’t seen these technologies in use before, but rather that I have seldom seen them integrated together to create such a natural feeling interaction.  This is the promise of emerging technology.

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