Microsoft research shows augmented projectors (w/ video)

November 2, 2011 By Steve Clayton

Microsoft's Holodesk video was a hit so here's another video from our Microsoft Research team in Cambridge of some similarly cool Kinect related work.

The video will load shortly

A project titled Augmented Projectors shows the potential to augment environments with digital graphics – this becomes particularly interesting when the has an awareness of the environment in which they’re being used. Yes, projectors that understand the room they're in. David Molyneaux and Steve Hodges are two of the researchers behind this work which has been submitted to Pervasive 2012 and when I showed it to some architect friends, it drew oooh and ahhs.

Me? I thought of this video when shopping (in real life, not online for a change) for a new bookcase last week – wondering if in the future I’d be able to look at bookcases online and then project them in to different spaces in my home to see how it may look or fit. That’s just my starter for ten…I’m sure readers of this blog can come up with at least nine more creative ways this could be used.

Explore further: WorldWide Telescope lights up with Kinect

Related Stories

WorldWide Telescope lights up with Kinect

April 19, 2011

A few weeks ago Microsoft Research held an event on Microsoft Campus called TechFest. We show a lot of new projects and prototypes from our labs but we keep a lot of stuff behind closed doors. There was one demo that blew ...

FDA announces new limits on high-dose simvastatin (Zocor)

June 9, 2011

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced new limitations to the use of high-dose simvastatin, due to the increased risk of muscle pain and weakness (myopathy) and in rare cases, kidney damage and ...

Hot, Humid Weather Could Affect Asthma Sufferers

July 21, 2011

The Tristate has experienced a stint of heat waves this summer which have not only included high temperatures but also high humidity that has made the air feel like a perpetual sauna.

China to launch space station module prototype

August 17, 2011

China’s space program is in the news again, this time with unconfirmed reports that the Tiangong 1 space lab may be launching into orbit sometime this year – possibly later this month.  Previous news reports ...

Recommended for you

Where can I buy a chair like that? This app will tell you

August 23, 2016

If you think you have a knack for interior design, or just want to spruce up your own home, new technology developed by Cornell researchers may help you choose furnishings the way professionals do. And professionals may find ...

Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight

August 22, 2016

How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.