Want to train your lightsaber skills to be a Jedi? The Kinect JediBot gives users the feel of a great lightsaber fight by attacking and defending itself against users. This creation by Ken Oslund and Tim Jenkins gives the saber-wielding robot both offensive and defensive capabilities thanks to the Kinect’s sensor. In the video, the user is seen defending itself from the JediBot’s attack patterns. As the JediBot detects impact, the JediBot commences to renew another attack pattern, giving the user the feel of training defensively. Another mode that the JediBot can do is to defend itself against the user’s attack by detecting the light saber stance and trajectory through the Kinect. This results to a very intuitive lightsaber duel between robot and man. May the force be with the Kinect!

For more information about the Kinect JediBot, visit the project’s Youtube Page.

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