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Tag: Projection Mapping

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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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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The Face-Stealing Robot

The Face-Stealing Robot
Robots can be awesome. They also can be creepy.  This robot fits firmly into the latter category. While most robots have expressionless heads, this one has a face. But not just any face – this robot…
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Ghost Box Interactive Projector: I See Fake People

Ghost Box Interactive Projector: I See Fake People
Projection mapping makes for eye-catching presentations, but for now it’s mostly used in advertising, live performances and for artistic purposes. The folks at animation studio Leviathan think they can simplify the technology for commercial and personal…
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Animated Donkey Kong Wedding Cake: How High Can You Eat?

Animated Donkey Kong Wedding Cake: How High Can You Eat?
While we’ve certainly seen our fair share of cool video game inspired cakes over the years, this is the first time I’ve seen one that almost looks playable. By using projection mapping technology, this wedding cake…
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Camera System Keeps Track of Fast Moving Objects: Flash Focus

Camera System Keeps Track of Fast Moving Objects: Flash Focus
A camera that can keep a fast moving object in its sight is very useful. It could be adapted to cover sports or wartime events, or for academic and military purposes. That’s why a group of…
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Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen

Microsoft IllumiRoom Project: Same Display, Bigger Screen
Earlier this year Microsoft introduced IllumiRoom, a prototype technology that augments TVs and other displays by projecting room-filling visuals that complement what is being shown on the screen. Microsoft Research recently released a video that explains…
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Playable Video Game Paintings Come to Life

Playable Video Game Paintings Come to Life
I love a good art exhibit as much as the next guy, but sometimes it can get a little boring just staring at all the static paintings on the walls – never mind the humiliation of…
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Real Life Interactive Minecraft Blocks: No Redstone Needed

Real Life Interactive Minecraft Blocks: No Redstone Needed
Have you played Minecraft so much that sometimes you see the world in voxels? This isn’t one of those times. The blocks below are real and even react to being hit by a pickaxe, thanks to…
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Giant Playable Pinball Game Projected Onto Building

Giant Playable Pinball Game Projected Onto Building
After seeing this, I really want to play some pinball. A game of pinball projected onto a large building, that is. I didn’t even know this was possible until now. The image and video you see…
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Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)

Sony Makes Their Own Holodeck (with Projection Mapping)
Using a variety of visual tricks, including projection mapping, props, and motion-tracking, Sony managed to create some of the most mind-blowing visual illusions I’ve ever seen on video, bringing to life a sort of virtual “holodeck”…
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MMOV Takes Projection Mapping on the Road

MMOV Takes Projection Mapping on the Road
For those of you unfamiliar with projection mapping, it’s a really cool visual technique used to combine the surfaces of real-world structures with projected images to create mind-blowing visual effects. Typically, these light shows require complex…
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