MIT Personal Robotics Group has been busy hacking Microsofts Kinect system and combining it with an iRobot to create some fantastic results.
MIT have created a low cost localisation and mapping hardware system that allows them to control the iRobot with great effect. Check out the system after the jump in a demo video.
MOst of the calculations for the system are completed on a separate computer, but MIT say there is no reason why the system couldn’t be integrated into the small iRobot device. So if you fancy controlling your hoover with arm gestures maybe you could setup your very own.