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Microsoft's Kinect: A Robot's Low-Cost, Secret Weapon

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PR2 with Kinect sight

Willow Garage PR2 robot equipped with a Kinect motion-sensing controller to help it see its surroundings and mix ingredients and bake cookies.

Credit: Martin LaMonica / CNET

As robots seek to mimic humans' ability to see and hear, they have a secret weapon in Microsoft's Kinect game motion-sensing controller.

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