Corey Thomas is in the process of creating a personal assistant using Microsoft’s Kinect. So far, it recognizes it’s name, can execute commands and properly shut down. All activity you see on screen during the video is initiated by GLaDOS, the virtual assistant.

GLaDOS can now access system tools such as the device manager and control panel, media such as My Pictures and My Videos, and can launch Zune Playlists. Look for more info on Corey’s blog at

Check out the Kinect Object Recognition video or more kinect videos in the Kinect category.