Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games

Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games

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Humans are not the only animals into video games, it turns out.

In a research project that began Monday, orangutans at Australia’s Melbourne Zoo are being entertained with interactive projections from an Xbox Kinect, a motion sensing device built for the gaming console. According to an emailed statement from Microsoft, which designed the device, the experiment is focused on how the creatures learn and interact with technology.

The project is a world first, say researchers from Zoos Victoria and the University of Melbourne’s Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces Read more…

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Scientists are using Xbox Kinect to let orangutans play video games