Disney Research – Augmented reality live texturing for colouring books

Disney Research developed an augmented reality app were you can see in real-time what you are painting in your color book in 3D on your tablet. This demo shows a powerful way to enrich a conventional 2d medium with an additional dimension, paired with the possibility of real time modification.

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Sharp RoBoHon: a cute robot and a smartphone

Sharp RoBoHon robot smartphone may be cute, but it’s also jammed full of skills and features.
There’s WiFi and LTE to make it work like a phone should, and a tiny two-inch 320 x 240 screen on its back — because you should be looking at its face. Inside there, there’s cameras for facial recognition, and voice recognition built-in too.
The RoboHon can walk, sit down, get back up, dance, and raise its arms when it’s got something to tell you. It’ll be your talkative alarm clock, memo taker and text message reader and do all sorts of Siri things with a reduced level of creepiness.

Underwater drone on Kickstarter

The OpenROV Trident is a fast and fun underwater drone currently being funded on Kickstarter. The Trident is the latest underwater drone model from OpenROV, which has released several other open source and open hardware underwater drone designs in the past that make use of the BeagleBone Black platform.
The Trident design features an HD camera, onboard lights, a top speed of two meters per second, a run time of three hours, and can be connected with up a 100 meter tether. That combines for what the developers say is a fun piloting experience that can give hobbyists and explorers a new look at the world below the water’s surface.

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