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Man, and I thought the hacks on the Wii sensor bar came fast and furious. Amazing what people are doing with the Xbox Kinect and how viral all of these hacks quickly become. This one, an autonomous quadrotor, uses the Kinect Sensor for navigation and obstacle avoidance. It was done as part of the STARMAC Project in the Hybrid Systems Lab at UC Berkeley (EECS department). [Thanks, Blake!]


Quadrotor Autonomous Flight and Obstacle Avoidance with Kinect Sensor

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Maker Dino says:

    This is the hack I’ve been waiting for. Utilizing the Kinect to facilitate autonomous navigation! It’s the ideal hack in my opinion… just perfect! Great job Berzerkley!! Makes me wish I was 30 years younger and going to school there! How exciting for you guys. Keep up the great work.

    Dino