Awesome AI technology

These days, I have been spending a large part of my time crafting experiential event experiences for a bulk of my clients in the agency. This work comes as a nice inspiration to some of the projects Im working on. One of the amazing technology that was ever created would undoubtedly be the Kinect. London based experimental architecture and design studio, Minimaforms created speculative life-like robotic environment which demonstrates how future driven environments could possibly allow for new forms of communication on a daily basis. The AI adopted by these robots have been created with the ability to learn as well as explore behavioral interaction with people. All these is made possible with the Kinect while making use of data scanning technology from Processing. Generally, it detects physical presence while cameras capture real time streams and processes them with blob tracking together with optical flow analysis to locate gestural activity. What is amazing is that the team also developed more complicated scenarios which made behavior patterns much better analyzed as well as refined. Recently displayed at the FRAC Centre and Theodore Spyropoulos, Minimaforms co-founder and AADRLdirector, will be speaking at the next edition of Resonate festival taking place between 3 and 5 April 2014 in Belgrade.

 

Interactive water tub

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An immersive experience from a rather interesting medium. Now you could actually control objects that is projected onto water surfaces! Developers from the Koike Laboratory in Tokyo have actually created an interactive touchscreen on the surface of waters in a bathtub. It provides us with lots of fun during our bath time. What’s amazing is one need not worry about damaging their electronic devices. Known as “Aquatop”, this technology is made possible through a few devices. With the Kinect camera mounted on top of the tub, a projector as well as nice speakers and a PC of course. You can create lasers by dipping your fingers into the water or even play with moving objects like photographs. Check out this video to see how much our bathing experience has evolved. Extremely fun and very engaging. This could be a promising way to make use of water projection for interactive and social engagement purposes. A good way for business that wish to create a rather alternative brand experience.