Kinect is back!

Building on the technology that debuted with Kinect and became a core part of HoloLens, Project Kinect for Azure combines Microsoft’s next-generation depth camera with the power of Azure services to enable new scenarios for developers working with ambient intelligence. This technology will transform AI on the edge with spatial, human, and object understanding, increasing efficiency and unlocking new possibilities.

everage capabilities like spatial mapping, segmentation, and human and object recognition to enable:

  • Azure end-points
  • Robotics and drones
  • Holoportation and telepresence
  • Object capture and reconstruction

Hardware features:

  • 1MP depth camera
  • 4K RGB camera
  • 360° microphone array

Source: Perception-powered intelligent edge dev kits