So for those of you who don’t follow every post that comes up on ros.org/news, the kinect 3D contest results came out today, and I won first place! I’m super stoked, as I am quite happy with the entry that won (I had a few). I probably spent more time playing with it than I did programming the thing. Once it works well, it is just so addictive, and so magical! Well, you should try it.
I think Ken put it very nicely:
We tried it on our own desks, and it just puts a smile on your face: you draw a button whereever you please and press it. It made us feel like we were in a cartoon world where we could bend the rules of the universe.
I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered the ROS 3D contest – There was a lot of great work out there, and I’m very happy that everyone got involved and demonstrated some cool stuff. I’m personally looking forward to trying out the RGBD-6D-SLAM demo using the Bilibot.