Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Kinect Guards South Korea Border

Kotaku, Forbes and other sites quote Korean-language newspaper Hankooki saying that Kinect-based system identifies the objects crossing the DMZ between South and North Koreas. It can discern the difference between animals and humans. If the system detects a human, it will alert the nearby outpost. Further details are sparse, supposedly because this involves South Korea national security.

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  1. Kinect 1 (formerly PrimeSense and now Apple) or Kinect 2 (formerly Canesta and now MS)? Due to development time I am going to guess the former, and since Apple is pulling all PS sensors from the market, looks like the DMZ will be needing another supplier.

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  2. It's the MS. And they say they use state-of-the-art technology.

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  3. MS, huh? Gives "Blue Screen of Death" a new meaning in the DMZ.

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