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“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.”

http://www.creativeapplications.net/objects/extouch-manipulation-of-actuated-objects-by-augmented-reality/

http://tangible.media.mit.edu/project/extouch/

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We augment humans with wearable, artifi­cially intelligent bionic devices called exoskeletons. In 2008, Berkeley Bionics introduced HULC™, an unteth­ered exoskeleton which allows people to carry up to 200 lbs. for hours. On Oct. 7, 2010, we unveiled eLEGS, an exoskeleton for wheel­chair users who are committed to living life to its fullest. It powers you up to get you standing and walking.

http://berkeleybionics.com/

Flyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment.

http://senseable.mit.edu/flyfire/

Having just come home from the “Beyond Darwin: The co-evolutionary path of art, technology and consciousness” conference in Valencia, I want to post the links to the works of 5 of my colleagues from the Planetary Collegium, which I think may be of interest to you:

Guto Nobrega works with plants, robots and artificial systems to create emotional, delicate and ultimately very beautiful/meaningful works of art. Especially check out his latest project, “Breathing”:
http://www.gutonobrega.co.uk/

Monika Weiss:
http://www.monika-weiss.com/main.php
Simply stunning!

Nicolas Reeves:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/berzowska/158173375/

Unfortunately, Nicolas’s website is being rebuilt at the moment so the best that I can do is provide a link to one of his works on Flickr and also this http://www.newmediaart.eu/montr.html, where you will need to scroll down a bit to find him. These giant, gentle, flying cubes possess curiously animal/human attributes, reacting to one another and the people in their environment very much like living creatures do.

Natasha Vita-More creates artwork as well as research in the controversial area of Life Extension and Transhumanism, working with robotics, medicine, computer science and nano technologies:
http://www.natasha.cc/primo.htm

Luis Miguel Girão is a sound designer/musician who showed some very interesting output. Unfortunately I could not find a website for Luis, however pdf’s of some of his work are here:
http://www.nime.org/2005/proc/nime2005_164.pdf
http://www.icdvrat.rdg.ac.uk/2008/papers/ICDVRAT2008_S09_N02_Almeida_et_al.pdf

http://www.myninjaplease.com/