PROJECT NATAL: KINECT
C. S. E DEPT.
What is gesture recognition?
Technology behind Project Natal.
Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect
was originally known by the code name
It is a “controller-free gaming and
entertainment experience” by Microsoft.
Aimed at broadening the Xbox 360‟s
audience beyond its typical gamer base.
Kinect was first announced on June 1,2009 at
E3 2009 under the code name “Project Natal”.
“Project Natal” was named after the Brazilian
city of Natal as a tribute to the country by
Microsoft director Alex Kipman,who incubated
the project,and is from Brazil.
The name Natal was also chosen because the
birth”,reflecting Microsoft‟s view of the project
as “The birth of next generation of home
What Is Gesture Recognition?
It is a complex Artificial Intelligence Problem.
Its purpose is to:
Recognize a person.
Process the information
conveyed through the gestures of
a person like hand and leg
movements, flapping gait etc..
has been programmed to investigate
photographs,look for a basic human
form and identify it.
relies on an advancing field of
AI called Machine Learning.
saves programmers the nearly
impossible task of coding rules that
describes all of the millions of possible
movements of a body can make.
The experience that Kinect will bring in the
It will revolutionize the future of gaming and
It is a new way of interacting with
computers and machines.
KINECT is the application of future made
into reality today by Microsoft.