Microsoft Research shows KinectFusion – it’s jaw dropping

Microsoft Research shows KinectFusion – it’s jaw dropping

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Those are Engadget's words, not mine as this Microsoft Research project was shown at SIGGRAPH this week.

KinectFusion takes live depth data from a moving Kinect sensor and in real-time creates high-quality 3D models. The possibilities are huge – you can scan a whole room and its contents within seconds and as you move around, and objects are revealed they are fused into a single 3D model. My mind is immediately thinking of applications in architecture, gaming and augmented reality.

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I’ll have more on this soon, but for now, check out the video and pick up your jaw at the end. The part where the sensor picks up the Dell monitor logo, geeky as it is, showed how accurate this is and the simulated objects in real time at around 3:50 in the video is amazing. It's not just me who thinks so...check the commentary on Twitter.

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  • That is amazing Steve!  Great job to the Microsoft Kinect Fusion team.  I can see many wonderful applications coming from this technology!  

  • A Silverlight video. Really? Are you kidding me? Who uses Silverlight and for video no less?

  • "A Silverlight video. Really? Are you kidding me? Who uses Silverlight and for video no less?"

    Perhaps Microsoft??

    Would you prefer Flash? No thanks.

  • @mave plenty use silverlight but now updated with YouTube...just for you :)

  • Mave,

    Netflix does...'nuff said.

  • Now where the hell's my jaw --- AMAZING. SO EXCITING!

  • Most people exaggerate when they use the term "jawdropping".

    You didn't.

    This is amazing! I sat here and my eyes went wider and wider watching this video. I keep being surprised and amazed by the potential of what I once used to think of as a silly toy and an attempt to grab money from the casual gamers.

  • Is this code base or the approach available for study somewhere?

  • Like John I wonder wether there is an open access paper available somewhere. Or source code instead.

  • This is friken amazing....Apple is making mp3 players. Microsoft is making this.

  • Only hardcore nerds watch vids in 240p :D  and my jaw dropped so far I couldn't find it! That is incredible!

  • I'm looking for my jaw... Who has seen it?

    BTW is there a high-res version available?

  • Truly amazing stuff.

    Can't wait to use some of this tech with my Kinect!

  • ohh wow this would be so awesome as augmented reality game where you spray water and all that water would act like real life, dripping off tables and stuff :D

  • thanks everyone for the comments. I've asked the team if they can supply a service pack for your jaws.

    meantime, the HD version of the video is at research.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx