Purdue University is adapting Microsoft's Kinect gesture-recognition engine to a robotic nurse that can recognize hand gestures and offer assistance to surgeons during operations. Look for robotic nurses to reduce the time it takes to perform operations within four years. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Robots at Purdue University are being trained to respond to gestures when assisting surgeons and other professionals (source: Purdue University photo).
Here is what my Smarter Technology story says about gesture recognition: By adapting Microsoft's Kinect gesture-recognition hardware (originally designed for gaming) with a software development kit (SDK) from PrimeSense Ltd., Purdue University is developing a robotic scrub nurse to assist surgeons and other professionals...
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