Kinect sensor, high-resolution depth and visual (RGB) sensing has become available for widespread use as an off-the-shelf technology. This special issue is specifically dedicated to new algorithms and/or new applications based on the Kinect (or similar RGB-D) sensors. In total, we received over ninety submissions from more than twenty countries all around the world. The submissions cover a wide range of areas including object and scene classification, 3-D pose estimation, visual tracking, data fusion, human action/activity recognition, 3-D reconstruction, mobile robotics, and so on. After two rounds of review by at least two (mostly three) expert reviewers for each paper, the Guest Editors have selected twelve high-quality papers to be included in this highly popular special issue. The papers that comprise this issue are briefly summarized.