We’ve seen Microsoft’s motion-sensing Kinect controller used as a radar for a Quadrocopter and now the folks from the University of Bundeswehr Munich have mounted the sensor on a robot car. It’s a 1:10 scale vehicle with the Kinect mounted at the front and a notebook riding at the back. The notebook is running a simplified version of the software that ran on the school’s MuCAR-3 in the Darpa Urban Challenge. The car might not seem all that impressive just yet, but that’s because they haven’t got an accurate odometer working yet. Still, you can check out the video after the jump to see it avoid obstacles on its own.
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