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Oxford University Natural History Museum Augmented Reality Tour

Once all of the maps are complete, the system can be given to users. They can explore the museum freely, viewing the AR for each exhibit as they approach it.

Meet ‘Zoe’ - the avatar with attitude

British scientists have created what they say is the world’s most realistic human avatar. Equipped with advanced language function, ‘Zoe’ has been designed as a tool for use in the business and education sectors but could one day also live on your smart phone. Jim Drury went to meet her.

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Virtual shopping system dressed for success

A Taiwanese company has developed a system that allows shoppers to try on clothes without really trying them on. Combining high resolution scans with motion sensors and cameras, the system gives busy shoppers a more efficient - and fun - way to try on the latest fashions.

LA-based Daqri is at the forefront of the Augmented Reality revolution

Brian Mullins, Founder & CEO of Daqri and Co-Founder and Marketing/ PR guru, Gaia Dempsey, describe the process, history and future of Augmented Reality and show us their latest innovations. 

Augmented-Reality Robot or Real-Life Hologram?

Ready to have your brain blasted to bits? U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi is a “virtual assistant” that is actually a green-clad humanoid robot. Users look at her using virtual reality goggles and instead of seeing a mildly creepy, ninja-like blog they see an actual face and body. You can reach out, touch the body, and even shake hands with your robotic pal.

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California start-up brings deft touch to virtual reality

Silicon Valley start-up, zSpace, has produced a virtual 3D display its founders say will revolutionize the way people interact with computers. The system gives three-dimensional form to virtual objects and allows users to manipulate those objects as if they were real.

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Control your computer without touching it

Leap Motion controller allows users to interact with their computers using hand gestures - no keyboards or mice needed.

3D Virtual Building Block System Works Without Markers or Sensors

A research group at Tsukuba University is developing a virtual building block system. It works by recognizing hand and finger movements with a camera, and outputting 3D shape data. A unique thing about this system is, it doesn’t use markers or sensors on the hand.

As well as enabling the use of virtual building blocks, this system can also remotely control a robot, making it move like the user. There’s no need to precisely determine the camera position. The system can be operated just by placing the camera approximately where the hand is most visible. A supplementary camera can also be used as long as it’s placed perpendicular to the first one.