Here is another motion capture goodie given to us by Youtube user DarthVader007 with a comical twist from the future. The popular cartoon character, Bender, is now part of the growing number of digital avatars that users can manipulate thanks to the Kinect’s motion capture feature. A user’s movement is imitated by the digital avatar so the user can use any gesture that he/she wants the digital avatar to do. The developing technology of Kinect’s motion capture is making a lot of programs and concepts a reality. With the continuous contributions of digital avatars, we might see a virtual environment setting where users can pick from a wide array of avatars which they can use to interact.
For more information about the Kinect Controlled Futurama Bender, visit the project’s Youtube Page.