Friday, November 19, 2010
Getting Data from Kinect to OpenCV
A fair bit of work has already been done in simple template based object identification with the Kinect and even Skeleton tracking. I finally got my hands on one today from JB Hi-Fi, and paid a few bucks extra for it. Harvey Norman finally got them in stock at the end of the day. Terrible logistics or favouritism to employees, or something in-between. Anyway I can now get a 2nd one from the pre-order. Apparently a single USB 2.0 bus is insufficient to handle the stream from 2 Kinects. I did some simple experiments with OpenCV, just adding some hue mapping and swapping the RGB channels, tomorrow we are having the 12Hr Hackathon at Adelaide Hackerspace, might get to make a lantern controller then.