Teaching AR to understand the world (ISMAR & AWE 2)

Dadada, here, little computer! This is a teddy bear! Dadadada, this is a bottle! This is a skateboard, … but it is very dangeroooous! When communicating with computers and AI… we feel like “they” are still little babies, starting at zero. Also, augmented reality applications are often still too dumb to really help us out. Time to change this! A […]

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Touching the future – ISMAR & AWE in Munich (1)

Hey everbody, in October we had the great double trouble week in Munich, hosting both – ISMAR and AWE EU – for our pleasure. I’ve been there the whole week checking out the latest demos, papers, talks and companies. After some aftermath sorting of things it’s about time to point out some highlights. Coincidental, the AWE team just published their […]

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Out of office during summer slump… did I miss anything?

Hey all, I’ve been offline and on summer break. So, did I miss anything the last five weeks? Naaa, don’t think so. Or did I? Ooops, Magic Leap released their One! So, did I miss anything? Naaa, or did I? What else is coming up next? Let’s kick off 2018-Q3/Q4 brielfy to see what’s waiting ahead of us! The Magic […]

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Objects in the AR glasses may appear closer than they are

We thought that Magic Leap planned to show their glasses yesterday, this time for real! What we’ve learned during their one hour twitch show, I’d like to comment on today briefly. Measurements distort results Mirrors and glasses distort reality. Magic Leap finally wanted to use its overdue chance to present their Magic Leap One glasses point of view to a […]

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Augmenting your world without Glasses

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Everybody is obsessed with Magic Leap One to ship, Hololens next edition to come, questions like when will we see a Meta without wires and a working hand tracking? In short, we all hope for Sci-Fi-styled slim AR glasses to wear everyday. But, wait a minute. Is the glasses-hype justified? Would people really want to wear glasses if they don’t […]

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