FIRST Competition and Kinect for Windows SDK for Robots

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a Worldwide Competition open to the students in grades 9-12 has started on January 7 .

Close to 2500 teams were taken part who were given components that includes Kinect sensor and Kinect for Windows software Development SDK together with the rules and information for this year’s game called “Rebound Rumble”

Microsoft in its Blog stated that

“While winning teams get bragging rights, all participants gain real-world experience by working with professional engineers to build their team’s robot, using sophisticated hardware and software, such as the Kinect for Windows SDK. Team members also gain design, programming, project management, and strategic thinking experience. Last but not least, over $15 million of college scholarships will be awarded throughout the competition,”  

Watch the below embedded video below to learn how Kinect for Windows will play a role in this year’s game at FIRST Robotics .

Chap 18 – Game Animation.mov

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