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Kinect 2 can lip-read, sense emotions

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2011 10:01 User comments (8)

Kinect 2 can lip-read, sense emotions Next generation Kinect will be bundled with next Xbox consoles.
Eurogamer has been talking to sources about Microsoft's next generation Kinect device, expected to be released alongside the next generation Xbox console(s). The device, which will provide motion sensing and speech recognition to the console, is so accurate is can apparently lip-read.

It can also detect if a player becomes angry or otherwise emotional by detecting the pitch of the voice input, volume changes, facial charactistics and more. It is also reportedly much better at detecting a player's orientation relative to the console.

Eurogamer sources explained that one major problem with the current Kinect models is the USB cable. The USB controller interface supports around 35MB/s but Kinect is limited to 16MB/s to allow for other USB devices attached to the console.

For this reason, when Kinect launched it was limited to 30fps and 320x240. Kinect 2 beefs up the resolution and motion data it sends back to the Xbox significantly (though no details are given).

"It can be cabled straight through on any number of technologies that just take phenomenally high res data straight to the main processor and straight to the main RAM and ask, what do you want to do with it?" a source is quoted as saying.

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8 user comments

129.11.2011 10:15

Kinect 2 and Xbox 720... Great. Well, Time to save money for next Christmas if the end of the world doesn't come.



229.11.2011 12:50

Well if v2 can read lips, and sense emotion... I'll wait for Kinect 3, i assume it will read your mind, and know the proper answer if you girlfriends ask "Does this dress make me look fat?"


329.11.2011 13:28

And my argument about inadequate hardware & software hiccups will probably spill over into this discussion forum as well seeing as the next gen stuff probably still won't have usb2 compatibility anything. I mean, we're all pirates by corporate definition right?

Secondly, NOTHING nor ANYONE can read lips. Damn sure with enough of a percentage to put my reputation on the line. This is all a myth. Don't believe me? Ask anyone teaching or living in a deaf world. I've got 2 living in my house right now, so don't start. The only way lip reading works is if you can "hear" part of the word & associate the lip movement with what is assumed to be the rest of the word or sentence. And we all know about 'assume'.


429.11.2011 14:30

I'm with LordRuss on this one. If we can't get voice recognition perfected then there is no chance with lip reading. I would think that lip reading is an art and way beyond processors and microchips!....

529.11.2011 19:31

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Well if v2 can read lips, and sense emotion... I'll wait for Kinect 3, i assume it will read your mind, and know the proper answer if you girlfriends ask "Does this dress make me look fat?"


No kinect3 will be able to send cybernetic organisms from the future to terminate you.

629.11.2011 23:42

Originally posted by pcrazy99:
Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Well if v2 can read lips, and sense emotion... I'll wait for Kinect 3, i assume it will read your mind, and know the proper answer if you girlfriends ask "Does this dress make me look fat?"


No kinect3 will be able to send cybernetic organisms from the future to terminate you.
LOL to both of you

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730.11.2011 6:21
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That's just what I want in my house, a device connected to the internet that can read my lips and sense my emotion.


If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

81.12.2011 15:18

You forgot if it can also detect smells haha

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