What is new in the ever-evolving and progressing world of AR? This week features the newest advances in AR mobile games, a new location-based game that will take the world by storm, as well as tech advances giving us a exciting sense of what is ahead.
Disney has developed a new technique for interacting with virtual characters through your smartphone, in a bid to move it closer to real world interactions with physical toys. By moving the smartphone or manoeuvring the object through the touch screen, making it one entire button, the virtual characters displays movements in tune with the hand and finger movements, making the puppet feel more alive.
Niantic, the same guys behind Pokemon Go, have launched, or to be more precise - relaunched, their now cutting-edge location based AR mobile game Ingress Prime. This Sci-Fi game that let’s players choose and battle each others for the control of “Exotic Matter”, first choosing a side and then taking missions and communicating with other agents. Niantic, aiming for spread like their previous game, will also host large-scale real-world events bringing Ingress Prime Agents together as well as an anime series. Exciting trailer below.
With current AR solutions, many of them, by demand of consumers, are focusing not on flooding our view field with information but rather stripping off all and anything unnecessary, you being the one choosing what you see and where. Enter “unobtrusive” computing interfaces, and enter Mojo Vision. With over 50 million dollar funding amassed and not a lot of information released, they promise and AR platform that will deliver “immediate, powerful and relevant” information without the intrusion of today’s mobile devices. They announce more details at a future date..
A new 3D Fusion computer vision platform has been developed. It relies on two camera lenses spaced a specific distance apart, and uses a combination of machine learning and historical data to measure depth in real time. It enables features like gesture control, augmented and virtual reality object tracking, and high-quality smartphone portrait photos. This means both cost and performance improvement for the market.
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