Category Archives: Mixed Reality

HoloLens gets an industrial mixed reality upgrade from Arvizio

Mixed reality is the combination of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). At enterprise level, it is used to add another dimension to product design and visualization. As a potential outcome of the process, and important part of industry 4.0, additive manufacturing is often linked to explorations of AR, VR and mixed reality. As […]

REAL 2016: There’s More to 3D Printing than Just 3D Printing

By Tyler Koslow

3D printing technology has certainly become a steady rock in both the manufacturing and Maker worlds, but it is far from an island. In fact, 3D printing is heavily intertwined with and dependent on an ecosystem that Autodesk calls “Reality Computing”, coined by the software developer to address an umbrella of 3D (and other related technologies) in general. This includes 3D image capturing, 3D modeling, and, of course, 3D printing, each of which has become increasingly dependent on the others as the digital world continues to blend with the physical.…

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The 3D Printed Concept Vehicle Truly Deserving of the “Smart Car” Title

By Tyler Koslow

The last time we reported on the German automotive engineer EDAG, they were developing the Light Cocoon concept vehicle, a bionically-optimized vehicle with algorithmically designed 3D printed parts. Now, EDAG is collaborating with Bosch to develop the “Soulmate”, a new 3D printed concept vehicle that aims to revolutionize the connection between driver and car. Officially launching at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which takes place the March in Switzerland, EDAG and Bosch have designed a 3D printed concept car that has a sleekly beautiful outside and highly intelligent interior.…

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HoloLens Beams NASA Scientist to Mars at TED2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Just after Meta demoed the latest version of its augmented reality headset, Microsoft was not one to be upstaged.  HoloLens developer Alex Kipman took to the floor of the TED2016 conference to virtually teleport a NASA onto the stage of the event, while simultaneously projecting him onto the surface of Mars.

At the auditorium in Vancouver, NASA’s Jeff Norris, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, appeared on stage.  Though Norris was physically across the street from the event, Kipman could see, through his mixed reality headset, a “hologram” of Norris walking and talking in front of him and, beneath his feet, the surface of the Red Planet.…

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Meta to Take on the HoloLens with Own Version of Augmented Reality

By Michael Molitch-Hou

At the TED conference in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, one company dazzled the crowds with a technology that will signals the rise of augmented reality to take place this year. Having launched an augmented reality device in 2014, Meta was on stage at TED with the latest version of their headset, the Meta 2 development kit.
Meron Gribetz speaks at TED2016 – Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED
Meta CEO Meron Gribetz whipped the second version of their development kit out from beneath a red sheet before giving the audience a glance of what the future might look like without desktop computers. …

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Free Software Translates 3D Scans into Personal Avatars with Ease

By Michael Molitch-Hou

While mixed reality is already impacting the field of medicine, with doctors using patients specific 3D models to create 3D printed implants and surgical models, the next big industry to be affected by this emerging ecosystem could be the multi-billion dollar world of gaming, set to reach $107 billion by 2017. A slew of VR and AR systems will be hitting the market this year and, coupled with 3D scanning personal devices from Google and Apple, we will likely see the digital realm and physical realm blend more and more. …

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