Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

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.

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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.

#video #virtual #fashion #camera #technology

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. 

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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.

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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.

#video #technology #systems #virtual #camera

A Daemonic guide to building a globally distributed workforce

Jayaram Santosh and Antonio Altamirano explain what they look for in remote employees as well as the benefits (and challenges) of working this way.

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Creating Virtual Networks in Cloud Data Centers | Nicira

Robert Scoble talks with Nicira Co-founder & CTO Martin Casado and CEO Steve Mullaney, the creators of Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). Nicira’s software creates virtual networks in Cloud data centers, taking workloads and putting them in a world where everything that the user sees is virtual. Nicira is accelerating the transformation to Cloud infrastructure by delivering software that virtualizes the network and enables elastic, scale-out data centers.

This radical new technology creates a thin layer of software between the servers and the network creating the illusion of a virtual network that works on any type of hardware. “With Nicira, when you send a packet, it is being interpreted by software  far more intelligent than hardware. No matter how the hardware changes, the software stays the same; it’s a lot more flexible so we can integrate quicker, deploy quicker, debug better and add better features. And we get the same type of transformation that we did with complete virtualization for the entire network”, explains Martin Casado.

Steve Mullaney goes on to say, “every single one of our customers is using our technology as an agent of change to transform their businesses. Nicira is strategic, long-term, transformational technology that they are using to fundamentally change the way they deliver applications and services to their customers." Companies currently using the Nicira technology are Rackspace, AT&T, eBay, Fidelity Investments, NTT and others.

To hear Martin Casado’s keynote speech at the Open Networking Summit of 2011, please visit the following link

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