Disney Research has come up with a new way to allow multiple people to experience the same augmented reality experience while in the same room — without wearing a headset or holding a mobile device.
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The innovative approach to AR was revealed on Wednesday in the form of what Disney Research calls the Magic Bench. But the system is about more than just a “bench,” it’s an entire room that’s set up for virtual immersion in mixed reality.
Using depth and color sensors from a Microsoft Kinect, the team was able to create a 3D reconstruction of the room’s scene, allowing real people and virtual characters to interact with each other in real time. Read more…
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