Tech giant Microsoft partners with the University of Melbourne and the Victoria Government on $8m Natural User Interface development deal.

The University of Melbourne and the Victoria Government is partnering with tech conglomerate Microsoft on developing the next generation of motion-led interactive technologies.

The three entities will open an $8m research centre for the technologies, known as Natural User Interfaces (NUIs), already deployed by Microsoft through its gaming peripheral Kinect and other gaming hardware manufacturers.

Microsoft Centre for Social NUI Research plans to further develop the thinking behind the Kinect, which gamers use to interact with the Xbox gaming console…

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