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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by rideau, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    My son is doing a live internet presentation for MSFT for Fusion for Kinect for Windows at the Engadget
    conference in SFA on Saturday between 4 and 4:30. Fusion is pretty amazing - real time 3D rendering at extremely low cost. Very cool.
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  2. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Congrats! That is something to be proud of. Does he attend U of T?
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    For Microsoft at the main campus in Redmond, Wa, Travels for them a bit. Is a Senior Project Manager; among other responsibilities, works on Fusion with research teams in Redmond, Cambridge, Eng and Bejing. Absolutely loves his job. Quite excited about the potential of Kinect for Windows, and Fusion.
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    Cool! Haha. Reading the thread title I was expecting to see baby pics of a new little one. :)
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    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    That is great news! It is always nice to see a young person thrive and succeed in today's world! (even though I am likely a young person...young enough to be your kid...lol)

    I have read about the technology and actually own a kinect for my XBOX. I am glad to see they have finally taken it over to Windows 8.

    Great article: http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2013/03/microsoft-demos-kinect-fusion.html
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    The Cambridge research group first developed Fusion. Three research groups working on it now. There is a short demo online my son did of it early stage as applied to Kinect, from a MSFT conference in October 2012. He did presentations of it along with the research team at the TECH FEST at MSFT last week, and announced that it would be included in the SDK (software development kit) in the future, which has developers happy. The upcoming presentation will be his first live internet demo.

    This is the same son who is Sr design engineer for the Groovik's Cube, a neat interactive interpretation of the Rubik's cube, that will soon be touring museum's around the world as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Rubik's cube.
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    Where's the link of the video?

    Your son must be an academic genius!

    Andrew
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    I know you can view the video at the kinect for windows blog, as well as other places.

    Blog address: http//blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/11/05/kinect-fusion. There is about a five minute introductory presentation of fusion, as a future of kinect, in the middle of a kinect software development kit demo. The video is one of three points at the bottom of that date's announcement.

    At archive 2013/03/06 you will find the announcement of the decision to include fusion in the SDK, and a few comments about its development and potential applications.

    Not hard to tell I'm not NEARLY as comfortable around computers as my children.:rolleyes:
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    Great! We hear to many bad stories about today's youth. I actually think the youth of today are better than my generation.
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    There are certainly lots of negative stories and not enough positive ones. I know that on this forum I may have been a little hard on the new generation eventhough I am close in age to it...


    Nice stories are always good to hear
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    Big surprise at the conference. They announced they are releasing Fusion with the new SDK update on MONDAY! Way before anyone expected. That should have developers excited. And we should see useful applications that are developed with it quite soon. My guess is that with the speed this team is moving we will be seeing meaningful applications for everyday interaction in windows and office with our computers in under two years. Just a guess...One of this teams primary objectives is to make computers more user friendly and accessable.
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    Definitely as good or better than those of mine! The "good hippies" were few and far between, more common was the losers who became like Joe Dirt or put on a suit and tried to sell me insurance....
    ;)

    Technology does provide a better path for many....it has opened up entire new areas for those with intelligence and capability.

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