Arrrgh! Marrying two areas I can't afford to get into right now! Robotics and Kinects! Time to go hunt down on c/l where I might get a cheaper Kinect!
Kinect Services for RDS provides sample services that use the Kinect for Windows SDK to allow access to the Depth and RGB data from a Kinect sensor. In addition to a service for a real Kinect, there is also a service for a simulated Kinect that works with the RDS simulator.