La société Suisse senseFly a mis au point des drones autonomes capables de voler même dans les zones de turbulences, jusqu'à une hauteur de 5000 mètres et surtout d'embarquer un appareil qui permet de prendre des photos hautes résolution afin de reconstruire...
The Smarter Objects system explores a new method for interaction with everyday objects. The system associates a virtual object with every physical object to support an easy means of modifying the interface and the behavior of that physical object as well as its interactions with other "smarter objects". As a user points a smart phone or tablet at a physical object, an augmented reality (AR) application recognizes the object and offers an intuitive graphical interface to program the object's behavior and interactions with other objects. Once reprogrammed, the Smarter Object can then be operated with a simple tangible interface (such as knobs, buttons, etc). As such Smarter Objects combine the adaptability of digital objects with the simple tangible interface of a physical object. We have implemented several Smarter Objects and usage scenarios demonstrating the potential of this approach.
LuminAR reinvents the traditional incandescent bulb and desk lamp, evolving them into a new category of robotic, digital information devices. The LuminAR Bulb combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer in a compact form factor. This self-contained system enables users with just-in-time projected information and a gestural user interface, and it can be screwed into standard light fixtures everywhere. The LuminAR Lamp is an articulated robotic arm, designed to interface with the LuminAR Bulb. Both LuminAR form factors dynamically augment their environments with media and information, while seamlessly connecting with laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. LuminAR transforms surfaces and objects into interactive spaces that blend digital media and information with the physical space. The project radically rethinks the design of traditional lighting objects, and explores how we can endow them with novel augmented-reality interfaces.
Noel M.'s insight:
Une impressionnante réalisation qui nous laisse entrevoir à quoi pourrait ressembler nos futures lampes de bureau intélligente.
A mi chemin entre la science fiction et le bricoleur du dimanche, se trouve le Wild Cat dévoloppé par Boston Dynamics. Un robot à quatre pattes, motorisé, qui peut atteindre les 25 km/h pendant cinq minutes.
Have you ever thought of having clothing with touchscreen capabilities built right into the fabric? Under Armour is heading toward this idea with its next generation of wearable technology. Armour39 is a digital performance monitor, which athletes wear around their torso to measure “WILLpower”, which is Under Armour’s proprietary measurement for how hard an athlete works out, considering heart rate, calories burned, past performances and other characteristics. The system functions with the help of a chest strap that contains an Under Armour “bug” and a heart monitor that captures all the information. The only drawback of the Armour39 performance monitor is the lack of a GPS element for proper run tracking.
Created by Aeros’ Aviation Division, the Aeroscraft is a Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle that is designed to control lift in all stages of air or ground operations, including the ability to offload cargo without re-ballasting. It is being hailed as the vertical transportation solution for the next 100 years.
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