"It can discern the difference between animals and humans. If the system detects a human, it will alert the nearby outpost."
And CNET notes the programmer likely had no idea his system would be used for such a task. He was quoted as saying, "I've never even thought of a game system performing national defense tasks."
Though the Kinect is no stranger to modifications. Here you can see it being used to assist a doctor in surgery. (Via Microsoft)
And here it's being used with a projector to create some pretty amazing shadow puppets. (Via YouTube / Pietro Guedes)
The system was actually introduced last August, but not much is known about it because of national security concerns. The programmer says in the future he plans to update the system to detect heat and heart rates.
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