So remember when I said the Xbox Kinect was going to revolutionize robotics (at least from a sensor-hardware point of view)?
An NI Community member, anfredres86, has published his VI driver library, making it easy to download and install the necessary files for you to start developing robotics applications in LabVIEW that utilize the Kinect hardware for robot sensing.
Here is a video of the 2D occupancy grid mapping example he put together using LabVIEW and the Kinect:
I encourage everyone to check out (and download) his code:
And be sure to share your examples on the NI Robotics Code Exchange as well!