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Tag: Augmented Reality

RomoCart Lets You Make Race Tracks for Robots: DIY Anki Drive

RomoCart Lets You Make Race Tracks for Robots: DIY Anki Drive
You might have heard of Anki Drive, the racing game where you control a toy car with your mobile device and race on a track against computer-controlled cars. Ken Kawamoto and Tomoaki Akitomi made their own…
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Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0

Pango Turns Sketches into 3D Models: Pop-up Book 2.0
Like any tool, 3D printers can’t magically produce the thing you want on its own. You have to provide detailed instructions to the machine in the form of a 3D model, which of course requires training…
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Totem: A VR Headset With Forward Facing Cameras

Totem: A VR Headset With Forward Facing Cameras
This is Totem, yet another VR headset on Kickstarter. I’m posting about it, however, because it can do some really cool things that other VR goggles we’ve seen can’t, and I don’t think the developers have…
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Sega Augmented Reality Sandbox: Terramapping

Sega Augmented Reality Sandbox: Terramapping
Japan’s arcades will soon have a game that requires a more hands-on approach. Sega’s Eederu Sunaba is an augmented reality game that uses sensors and projectors to display virtual landscapes and animals on a sandbox. The…
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DAQRI Smart Industrial Helmet: Augmented Worker

DAQRI Smart Industrial Helmet: Augmented Worker
The last time we featured augmented reality company DAQRI, it had borderline gimmicky applications for its specialty. But DAQRI is dreaming big with its smart helmet. Meant for field workers, the helmet leverages augmented reality to…
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Using Google Glass to Help the Deaf: Signglasses

Using Google Glass to Help the Deaf: Signglasses
We’ve seen Google Glass used to help blind people. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) on the other hand are using Glass as well as other head-mounted displays to help deaf students learn. They call their…
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Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen
We’ve seen a couple of prototypes that enable or at least emulate touch-sensitivity on everyday objects. But as wearable technology continues to flourish, we’re going to need a simple and portable solution. Augmented reality company Metaio…
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TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It

TapPainter: See What Your Room Looks Life Before You Paint It
Choosing the right paint color for rooms in your pad isn’t always easy, because colors do look slightly different when they are actually on walls, and it’s especially hard to get an idea from a few…
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Ghostman Augmented Reality System Lets You Learn from a Teacher’s Perspective

Ghostman Augmented Reality System Lets You Learn from a Teacher’s Perspective
Watching a master at work is a great way to acquire motor skills. But it’s not that easy to keep an eye on someone else while looking at your own movements to see if you’re doing…
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Gravity Augmented Reality System Lets You Sketch in 3D: Airbrush

Gravity Augmented Reality System Lets You Sketch in 3D: Airbrush
3D modeling software is often used to visualize and develop concepts – anything from a piece of furniture to a video game. Those programs make it easy to transition from idea to prototype and to refine…
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Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike

Rescape Augmented Reality Mobile FPS Platform: CountAR-Strike
If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is…
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OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots

OpenPool Augmented Reality Kit Adds Visual Effects to Billiard Tables: Trick Shots
Pool tables come in hundreds of different styles, but if you really want to make your setup unique, check out OpenPool. It’s an augmented reality system that lets you project visual effects on the bed that…
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InAiR Augmented HDTV Add-on: Second Screen on the Same Screen

InAiR Augmented HDTV Add-on: Second Screen on the Same Screen
Many of the so-called smart TVs today have built-in browsers, apps and other fancy features, but most of them can only be viewed one at a time, i.e. when you’re not watching TV. A new company…
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Nissan 3E Augmented Reality Glasses: Drive Like a Cyborg

Nissan 3E Augmented Reality Glasses: Drive Like a Cyborg
I find that receiving too much information while I’m driving can be a major distraction, but I guess that Nissan thinks that Japanese drivers can handle it. They’ve just unveiled their own augmented reality glasses which…
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WarBot Uses AR to Turn Shopping into a First-Person Shooter

WarBot Uses AR to Turn Shopping into a First-Person Shooter
Shopping can turn into such a chore sometimes. It’s great and all if you have unlimited funds to spend, but shopping turns into an unending quest of deals, sales, and coupons if you’re working on a…
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NTT Docomo Wearable Interactive Projector Concepts: Seeing is Computing

NTT Docomo Wearable Interactive Projector Concepts: Seeing is Computing
Over the years we’ve seen a variety of concepts for portable augmented reality devices, but it seems as if Google Glass opened the floodgates for AR devices that are worn like eyeglasses. Case in point, the…
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