Microsoft Kinect is released just this week and it is hacked for us.
jus like the Nintendo WII is ..!! which has been a part many diy projects and robotics
This guy Hector Martin http://git.marcansoft.com/?p=libfreenect.git
hacked kinect to capture data to custom platform (with in 3hrs after purchase of kinect from store -he says this in his video)..so no need of Xbox
this can be now be used for DIY, robotics, art, science, education and more. For $150 it’s loaded with tons of great sensors and cameras – now it’s unlocked for creativity.
Adafruit industries had posted this challenge to hack kinect