Kinect Used in First Robo-Roach Autopilot System

July 15, 2013 | IEEE Spectrum

Microsoft’s Kinect, the motion-sensing system that lets users play Xbox games without a controller, has been repurposed for many a hack, from steering RC cars to Whole Foods shopping carts. Now, researchers at North Carolina State University say they’re employing the video game technology to gather information about how best to control a swarm of circuit-equipped cockroaches. Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, featured.