“exTouch is a novel embodied spatially-aware interface system to manipulate actuated objects mediated by augmented reality. The “exTouch” system extends the users touchscreen interactions into the real world by enabling spatial control over the actuated object. When users touch a device shown in live video on the screen, they can change its position and orientation through multi-touch gestures or by physically moving the screen in relation to the controlled object.”
To demonstrate the principle of the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE® precrash system we simply made walls look like they were transparent. For the first time ever people could really see through the walls.
This concept from Audi is something close to what I was thinking about for couple of months. How to introduce urban scale Augmented Reality into automobile industry. Current examples of heads up displays are good for night vision and navigational/telemetrics aid. However a car has 4 to 6 AR displays available. Think about that !
You can read the whole article from the Hindu
Some of you may want to seriously consider developing projects for this:
http://aire-ville-spatiale.org/blog/expositions-exhibitions/synchronicity/ (Translate the page into English with google chrome – works beautifully!)
I will be participating myself, for sure!
With a current price tag of close to 2000$, are they the future of AR? Read more here.
A few week’s ago, I and Onur proposed some projects to our class. And one of them was building an virtual aquarium. Someone has accomplished exactly what was in our head.
(You can see the aquarium example at 1.33)
For more information: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/15/winscape-virtual-window-features-wiimote-headtracking-absolutel/
This video has been created by MosMax Hax/Max Moswitzer and is based upon his synthetic performance “Semiautonomous Puppet Architectonics” in Second Life. While this does not appear to be a documentation of the actual, almost hour long performance, involving the participation of multiple non-player-character avatars, it still gives a powerful sense of the event as well as the custom created, magnificent architectural space in which it occurred:
Read related material here:
Also of interest in terms of art and computation is the “nybble engine”, an earlier (collaborative) work of the artist which already shows strong early visual references to Whitenoise:
My colleague Francesco Monico from NABA Milano, sent me this link to one of his BA student’s projects:
See a digital hologram of smart grid technology come to life in your hands. Please follow online instructions and get amazed…