Hi, today is June 27, and it is really my lucky day. Every month at 27, something nice happened to me and sometimes even to me. Today I received, at last, my own Kinect for Windows device. Shipping took more than a week, but at last today I could unpack my own box with it. The possibility of ordering it is another benefit of working in London. I received this amazing device from Microsoft Store in UK. I need to say that it looks similar to the Xbox version but quite better, even maybe much better ;). But the inbox was no software for Kinect, only devices and cables with connectors. Seams strange, but that is no problem because all software can be easily downloaded and installed from the Internet. I found latest SDK, Toolkit and so on, currently all of that stuff have 1.5 version number. I have no idea what I will try to implement first, but with my previous experience with Kinect for Xbox connected to a PC, I have some ideas for starting to play with it.
Did I mansion about $200 000 challenge for best recognition algorithm? No, so there is such a challenge, and everyone was invited. It takes so long, but I can at last combine Kinect software with Hopfield Simulator ;-). Who knows, maybe I will be able to create an ANN gesture recognition algorithm to spend that money on buying my first Porshe car ;). Nice goal isn’t?
For the beginning I know how to count dynamically fingers right now, have you got own experience with it?