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[15 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
AR Walker – Augmented Reality Tour Guide

DOCOMO’s AR Walker, with this you’d never be lost again. The AR walker aims to be you own personal augmented reality tour guide.

Imagine you were lost in a huge city in foreign country and you suck at reading maps. All you would have to do is attach a small device to your glasses. The mounted device has a screen that gives you directions to, and information about your target location. If you’re going the wrong way an arrow would appear to point you in the right direction. When …

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[13 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Futuristic Displays: You can text and see where you’re going.

TDK presented two futuristic OLED displays that they have in the works.
The first a see-through display demoed on cellphones. The user is able to see the on screen information but someone on the opposite side only sees transparent glass. This could be applied to glasses enriching the experience of augmented reality programs. (check out the scouter)

The other was a thin and flexible film display. This was displayed in really cool wrist bands, playing video graphics. Sony has already presented a similar product but TDK plans to start production of these …

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[11 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Robot Teddy Bears

Fujitsu’s “Social Robot Bear Cubs” made a showing at CEATEC 2010 in all their cuteness. The furry little ones where created to help take care of the elderly.
The teddies are equipped with a nose camera which allows the them to detect faces and respond to movements e.g. If you wave at a Teddy he’ll wave back. Also 13 touch sensors around the body making them able to respond to physical stimuli. They have a set of 300 different different movements in response to user interaction.

The bears can be programmed …

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[30 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Motion Capture Systems at TGS 2010

Japanese company Zero C Seven showcased two motion capture systems at TGS10. The MVN from The Netherlands and Organic Motion from the states.
MVN is a camera-less motion tracking system that gives developers the ability to take motion capture out of the studio and into the field. The actor wears a tracking suit with 17 sensors which transmit data to be applied to a computer model that mimics the actor’s movements. Because of the portable nature of MVN, motion capture can be done in virtually any environment. This gives game …

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[24 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Tokyo Game Show Montage [Video]

Here’s a montage of footage from TGS 2010. It’s everything you’d expect from the most popular video game convention in Asia. The big names in the gaming industry were out (sans Nintedo as usual), so were the hot booth babes and cosplayers. It was quite the spectacle; check out the scenes.

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Living with Robots – Honda Robotics Division Promo

I just stumbled across this video by Honda about their robotics division. It talks about the future of robotics and the public’s perception vs reality. It’s a part of a documentary series called “Dream the Impossible” It’s good stuff, check it out. Asimo makes a cameo .

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[15 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Robot Ballin’ [Video]

While checking out the DekoRobo exhibit. I ran into Souichi Nagasato, president of MechaTraX and creator of the game. He gave a demo and brief description.
I gotta say, it’s a lot more difficult than it looks. Easy mode was anything but for me and even Mr. Nagasato the CREATOR of the game said he can’t pass difficult mode. But then again I’m a noob, there is a youtube video of some little kids doing better than I did.
Check out the company website: MechaTraX

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[9 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Off the Wall Gaming device. [Video]

Imagine playing a game of Mario projected on your bedroom wall; you’ll control the little plumber as he jumps from poster to poster to picture frame. All this done using your cellphone.

This is already possible as proved by a gaming device presented by graduate students at the University of Tokyo.
The system allows a projected image of a character to interact with the surface it is being projected on. This is done using a hand held device equipped with a projector and a camera. The player controls the character …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Photoelastic touch screen [Video]

Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications recently presented a touch screen system that provides tactile feedback in an interesting way.
The system uses transparent rubber applied to an LCD panel giving the user the ability to manipulate the layer of rubber while receiving real-time response. In one particular example the layer of rubber was in the shape of a human face and responded to different forms of input e.g. pokes, pulls and pinches. ….
The system has obvious applications in the entertainment market as users would be able to interact with in-game …

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[5 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Robot + Video game = Decoration Warfare

UPDATE: Interview with the designer
Deko-Robo Wars! which stands for “Decoration Robot Wars” apparently
A new arcade machine uses the humanoid “Robo Catcher” to interact with a video game. The player controls Robo Catcher as he picks up and drops a ball in one of threes slots in an attempt to hit an on screen target. All this to sparkly graphics, flashing lights and an energetic pop soundtrack.
via: NODE
Demo

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