Here’s a video discussing how the Kinect camera (designed for Xbox 360) can be used with robots and SLAM to create real-time 3d modeling of a robot’s surroundings. (Head here for the full article.) It’s pretty cool. The project was created by Philipp Robbel (a PhD student with MIT’s Personal Robots Group) who used iRobot’s “Create” machines. It’s interesting and gets the idea across well.