Using the Kinect to help clean-up the world, one robotic trashcan at a time...

The kinds of the things I see the Kinect used for never ceases to amaze me, but this one really takes the cake...

Kinect-controlled trashcan tracks and catches airborne waste

There's no shortage of automated trash collectors on the market today, but Japanese modder FRP has taken a slightly different approach with the Smart Trashbox — a Kinect-controlled waste basket that autonomously tracks and catches airborne pieces of trash. As FRP details in the video below, the system operates on a wheeled base that's hooked up to an integrated circuit board. To control it, the modder installed a Microsoft Kinect sensor above his room, and wrote a code that enables it to track the trajectories of airborne refuse and move the trashcan accordingly....

Project Information URL: http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/24/3180510/microsoft-kinect-smart-trashbox-catches-airborne-trash

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