6. Yaskawa palletizer/depalletizer with Kinect 3D: The Yaskawa palletizer/depalletizer uses 3D vision to locate the position and orientation of the next case to be handled. The wow! factor was that instead of a $10,000 to 20,000 industrial vision system, they used a $150 Kinect game controller (highlighted) from Microsoft’s Xbox game system. I predict that, in coming years, Microsoft will sell many more Kinects than Xboxes as 3D vision gets incorporated into many applications previously not thought possible.