Remote controlled toy cars and helicopters are going to enter a new era of control as the Kinect penetrates even this childhood favorites and turn them into innovative electronics. This video by Youtube user abluesheep showcases the Kinect at work by giving a gesture-based control platform in manipulating this remote controlled helicopter. In the video, the user was just able to lift the helicopter up with the new Kinect controls. The developer has not yet perfected this Kinect hack but the initial steps have been made and it will take only a few more developments to create a stable program for remote controlled mobile machines. We might be saying goodbye to the classic joystick control pad and now go to a more natural and convenient platform.
For more information about the Kinect Helicopter, visit the project’s Youtube Page.