Today's inspiration project provides an example of how the Kinect is being used to control robots. There's no code to download, but make sure you check out the doc's as they have a good bit of information and details.
Gesture Control Application
The Gesture Control Application allows to telecontrol mobile robots. Using a Microsoft Kinect Sensor™ various gestures will be recognized. The application processes the sensor data and sends commands to the robot. The robot and the Client-PC are connected via a wireless network. To enable the telecontrol of the robot which is located in a different place than the Client-PC, the video of the on-board camera of the robot is streamed. The robot has several behaviours, the main functions are drive/steer, backwards and stop. Simultaneously the application records the X,Y position and heading of the robot. With this information the path is drawn in a map. This path can be saved as a XML File. This XML files can also be loaded to reproduce a previous track. In addition to that, with the help of the Console-Window, the robot can also be controlled directly by typing commands.
This mode is useful to get an understanding of how gestures interact with the robot.
Project Information URL: http://gesture-control.eu/
Project Download URL: http://gesture-control.eu/documents