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From the Lab to Your Living Room: Avatar Kinect to Project Your Expressions into a Virtual World

*Avatar Kinect, the facial recognition technology coming to Kinect for Xbox 360 this spring, started out in the lab and soon will end up in the living room. Avatar Kinect’s journey from prototype to product shows how ideas move from research to product at Microsoft.*

REDMOND, Wash., – May 16, 2011 – When you smile, your Xbox 360 avatar will smile with you.

Just a few months after Kinect turned heads with its controller-free technology comes Avatar Kinect, a new Xbox LIVE social experience that uses the sensor’s precise facial-recognition capabilities to project your face and your expressions into a virtual word. (more…)

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‘Kinect for Xbox 360’ is Official Name of Microsoft’s Controller-Free Game Device

*Formerly called “Project Natal,” Kinect was revealed Sunday evening in a Cirque du Soleil performance on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.*

LOS ANGELES – Microsoft today unveiled Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free gaming device that Microsoft is positioning as an entirely new way to experience entertainment in the living room.

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