This week, Dr Seuss’ world joins AR, Nreal brings in hand tracking, a neat 3D printed ping pong bat Quest controller attachment and robots learnt all sorts of things including setting the dinner table!
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Facebook’s Chris Pruett teased a potential official way for distributing Oculus Quest apps outside of the Oculus Store in a recent Twitter thread.
New HTC Pro Eye bundles are available for businesses looking to get their hands on some VR gear.
VRScout say “the acceptance of modding communities hints to the growth of a collective economy across global creative and innovation-based industries”.
Valve Index VR kits are available once again to purchase.
Mechanical engineers Florian Auté and Alexis Roseillier built a 3D-printed paddle, grip and holder for an Oculus Touch controller to play the VR table tennis game “Eleven”.
Apple’s patent application covers a way to automatically adjust lenses for individual users rather than needing to have an initial set up like other headsets.
Karl Guttag has some more info on the quality concerns of the HoloLens 2.
Newly revealed images from the US Army show exactly how the HoloLens 2 is being used during training exercises.
Children can enjoy Dr Seuss characters in AR all built in Unity using the Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio (Project MARS) extension.
The glasses aren’t released yet but are already evolving with new features!
“Google is creating AI-powered robots that navigate without human intervention — a prerequisite to being useful in the real world”.
Vice used the California Consumer Privacy Act to see what information the controversial facial recognition company has collected on one of their writers.
It is pretty darn impressive!
VentureBeat look at trends going unnoticed at the moment that’ll have long-term impacts on AI.
Just like the movies! Sort of.
First, the dinner table, then the world.
“Researchers managed to amplify nerve signals to the point where they can be translated into movements”.
Commercial bathrooms have to be ADA compliant which means they follow standards giving them a regular pattern which robots could learn. It is trained with a VR simulation of the bathroom.
Create some machine learning projects without needing complicated math or anything along those lines.
VentureBeat’s opinion piece says “the companies deploying consumer-facing AI frequently aren’t the same companies that built the technology, leaving the responsibility for privacy unclear”.
This DIY robot can detect fire and then blow it out with a propeller.
DeepMind are proposing “a system of contracts that encourage cooperation among agents in multiplayer zero-sum games”.
Working with chatbots and voice applications, the number of intents you need to handle can grow pretty wild.
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to get a Rasa assistant up and running on Alexa.
Alexa sneakily gained some new features including severe weather alerts and the ability to send traffic details to your phone.
Spotify is looking to introduce “Hey Spotify” voice activation.
Attaching an ESP8266 brings this old school A/V receiver Internet connectivity and the ability to have an internet enabled controller.
Why not have a smartwatch that is truly geeky in every way?
It looks like Google are considering a number of fitness-related features for future Wear OS watches (many of which already exist in other smartwatches).
“A self-calibrating, solar-powered cellular tide level and meteorological station based on the Sentient Things IoT Node”.
It’s a tiny version using a NodeMCU board!
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