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The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers

January 18th, 2020 at 6:05 pm » Comments Off

Using a display the size of a grain of sand to project images onto the retina, this startup could help everyone from firefighters to people with poor vision. When I looked into the user interface of Mojo Vision’s augmented reality contact lenses, I didn’t see anything at first except the real world in front of […]



CES 2020 : Panasonic unveils world’s first ultra HD VR eyeglasses

January 15th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

  The lightweight VR glasses offer HDR visuals without the dreaded “screen-door” effect. At CES 2020, companies were hard at work promoting a fresh wave of groundbreaking technology that will soon be available for you to demo. This includes legendary Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic, which will be offering attendees a first-look at its compact VR […]



Cows on Russian farm get fitted with VR goggles to increase milk production

December 3rd, 2019 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

The VR headsets will hopefully relax the cows, offering them sun-filled summer views of green pastures. If you walked onto the RusMoloko dairy farm near Moscow, in Russia, you may think you’ve arrived onto a bizarre futuristic film set, where cows run around fitted with VR headsets. The VR goggles aren’t props for a film, […]



New virtual reality interface enables “touch” across long distances

December 2nd, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Lightweight, flexible patch conveys a tactile sensation directly to the skin Adding a sense of touch can make virtual reality experiences feel more real. A woman sits at a computer, video chatting with her young son while she gently pats an interface on a separate screen. In response, a wireless patch on the child’s back […]



Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

October 11th, 2019 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

It’s the largest photogrammetry capture ever done on the site. Versailles palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but fighting those crowds in person can be frustrating. Now, Google and the Château de Versailles have teamed up to take VR users on a private tour of Louis XIV’s royal residence. […]



Double’s new telepresence robot now drives you around like you’re a Sim

September 9th, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Click to drive When my colleague James Vincent tried out Double Robotics’ first telepresence robot in 2015, slowly wheeling around our New York office from his London home base, he described the experience as like playing Doom, but in an office. The company’s latest version of the robot, the Double 3, adds mixed reality video […]



Walmart is using VR to help decide who should get promotions

July 25th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S. with 1.5 million workers, is using virtual reality to help find candidates for management positions in all 4,600 stores, the Wall Street Journal reported. The VR headsets and the assessment program were designed by Strivr, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based company. Walmart’s idea for a VR assessment was […]



Logitech made a VR stylus you can use on a table or in the air

June 8th, 2019 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

Less Tilt Brush, more CAD Logitech has announced a new VR stylus called the Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition that’s designed to make it easier to draw and sculpt in virtual reality. Unlike existing VR controllers from the likes of HTC, you hold Logitech’s VR stylus like a traditional pen, and it can seamlessly transition […]



Top 5 Predictions for VR/AR Breakthroughs

May 8th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Convergence is accelerating disruption… everywhere! Exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services and industries. In this third installment of our Convergence Catalyzer series, I’ll be synthesizing key insights from my annual entrepreneurs’ mastermind event, Abundance 360, which takes place every January in Beverly Hills. This five-blog series looks at 3D Printing, Artificial […]



Expert warns against forming emotional attachments with robots

April 29th, 2019 at 1:40 am » Comments Off

   Faking It No matter how cute present-day robots are designed to look, no matter how smiley their virtual faces and chipper their beeps and boops, they will never love you back. The stories of people mourning robots like Jibo, a smart home assistant that announced its own “death” when its servers were scheduled to […]



The U.S. Army is using virtual reality combat to train soldiers

March 31st, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

War Games The virtual battlefield can simulate millions of “intelligent entities.” The U.S. military has constructed a massive virtual reality platform to help train infantry soldiers in realistic battlefields filled with millions of artificial intelligence agents. Futurism first reported on the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) back in April, when the U.S. Army published a whitepaper […]



Facebook can make VR Avatars look – and move – exactly like you

March 18th, 2019 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Research assistant Autumn Trimble sits inside “Mugsy,” one of the capture facilities Pittsburgh’s Facebook Reality Lab uses to create “codec avatars.” “There’s this big, ugly sucker at the door,” the young woman says, her eyes twinkling, “and he said, ‘Who do you think you are, Lena Horne?’ I said no but that I knew Miss […]



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