Site visitors navigate their way through 360-degree tours, with the ability to move and manipulate their vantage through all facets of some of Collectron’s manufacturing plants, from an electronics clean room to the equipment used in aerospace development.
Archive for November, 2010
Users get to interact with and capture pictures of virtual H&M apparel and accessories in front of any of the 10 retail stores in 10 Manhattan locations. Through AR, users simply pick the items they want to view and then ‘capture’ them in their phones to receive an instant 10% discount on any H&M purchase.
Veronique Bohbot, PhD, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, is one of those using state-of-the-art technologies for neuroscience. Bohbot and her team have created numerous virtual environments, on several different platforms, and allow humans to navigate them in order to study how the brain remembers certain settings.
The new EYESIM training kiosks comprise of Invensys Operations Management’s SimSci-Esscor EYESIM solution and Eni’s refining expertise. Field operators are trained on generic and specific process tasks in a unique way by the kiosks.
Riley Niksich starts his class like most third-graders in Texas: with a pledge to the American and state flags. But Riley’s patriotic flags are only digital, on the laptop computer resting on the dining room table in his Garland home. Riley is one of about 3,500 Texas kids taking advantage of online public schools, a free alternative to brick-and-mortar education. These schools must meet the same state-mandated curriculum requirements and TAKS testing of students at any other public school in Texas.
A CEO needs to meet with workers in a remote office, but instead of boarding a plane, she simply employs her hologram. That scenario could be reality in the not-so-distant future, according to researchers at the University of Arizona. Scientists there have developed a new type of holographic telepresence that’s designed to project a three-dimensional, full-color, moving image without viewers needing to sport 3D glasses.
The 3DTV Conference, technically co-sponsored by IEEE, is becoming the premier forum for the presentation of research results and technological advances in relation to 3D television. 3DTV-CON 2011 will be the 5th conference of the series which originated from the EU FP6 3DTV Network of Excellence in 2006.
Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, used several completely new filming techniques to bring to life its ultra-realistic 3D action. Now computer games researchers have found a way of taking those techniques further using home computers and motion controllers.
Kurzweil also talks about the onset of a virtual reality that would be essentially indistinguishable from what we currently call reality — i.e. a direct access to our inner fields of perception (via our brain) from inputs other than the external phenomenal world we live in.
NASA’s Mars Rover project is working with Amazon.com to use cloud computing to power the daily operations of the Rover — the first agency mission to handle daily operations via the cloud. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which runs the Rover project, has moved custom daily activity-planning software it developed, called Maestro, over to Amazon’s cloud, according to a NASA press statement.