Kinect stories

As great as Microsoft's Kinect is, the thing is pretty demanding. I remember watching my dad set his up; the Kinect was a ton of fun, but only after we'd pushed all of the furniture in the living room up against the walls. This is exactly the common scenario that the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is looking to address.
Take the delicate circuitry aesthetics of C-3PO and mix it with the British wit of John Oliver (Daily Show, Community) and you might just come up with something like the amazing RoboThespian. The robot is the work of UK-based Engineered Arts, and points the way toward a very real application of real-time controlled robotics.