KinVi 3D - http://goo.gl/6uhOt
R2-D2 automation - http://goo.gl/Rq0Rf
OpenKinect drivers (Win7, Linux, OS X) - http://goo.gl/rBvQ6
Reverse engineer Kinect USB - http://goo.gl/4WRoR
ROS (Robot Operating System) is a framework for robot software development, providing operating system-like functionality on top of a heterogenous computer cluster. ROS was originally developed in 2007 under the name switchyard by the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in support of the Stanford AI Robot (STAIR) project. As of 2008, development continues primarily at Willow Garage, a robotics research institute/incubator, with more than twenty institutions collaborating in a federated development model.