This friendly little monkey is the latest creation from [Jan Sieber] and [Ralph Kistler]. Yes it’s another Kinect Hack, the Kinect tracks the users stance using the OpenNI Framework and OSCeleton. The information is sent to an Arduino crammed inside the monkey, also inside the poor little monkey are 10 servo motors and a nightmarish wire skeleton. The monkey is left dangling from the Kinect sensor by several cables, ready to follow your every move. The monkey seems fairly sprightly for someone who has had all their insides removed, it is able to copy a multitude of stances quite swiftly.
The video after the break shows the monkey in action for about 1 minute. Then the team go through the build and application of the clever little monkey in a musical/documentary style video. There is also a creepy section where the monkey draws its own skeleton then freaks out.. Enjoy..
16 thoughts on “Quit Monkeying About!”
That is cute! I just watched the first minute three times. Now to watch the rest. :)
Quite high production values for a video of a hack!
Now that’s a hack!
Dabbing pretend blood from the incision… oddly creepy.
I didn’t know they were gonna show the brutal butchering of that poor monkey; I almost puked!
Awesome on so many levels
It’s a monkeionette!
oh yeah, and anybody else get a flashback of the clown scene from F/X2?
That was actually the first thing that popped into my head as I clicked on the link for the video. lol.
Everything about that video is well executed other than some weird ring during the narrated portion. Yet, definitely among the most worthwhile entertainment I’ve experienced on the internet.
Isn’t this how they made the Planet of the Apes movie?
Hack a day postcard on the wall (~4:28)!
My mistake just a skull and cross bones (sorry for double post)
One could call this “Monkey see, monkey do”.
It’s a termonkionater 100. O.o
Very effective art installation though!
Forgot to mention the incredible awesomeness of the backing track. MIDI blues got me groovin’ out.
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