dinsdag 10 november 2015

bitdrones and Displaydrones - interactive-quadcopters-allow-for-programmable-matter-explorations.

Professor Vertegaal believes his BitDrones invention is the first step towards creating interactive self-levitating programmable matter — materials capable of changing their 3D shape in a programmable fashion, using swarms of tiny quadcopters. Possible applications: real-reality 3D modeling, gaming, molecular modeling, medical imaging, robotics, and online information visualization. “BitDrones brings flying programmable matter closer to reality,” says Vertegaal. “It is a first step towards allowing people to interact with virtual 3D objects as real physical objects.” Vertegaal and his team at the Human Media Lab created three types of BitDrones, each representing self-levitating displays of distinct resolutions.

  • PixelDrones 
  • ShapeDrones 
  • DisplayDrones

DisplayDrones are fitted with a curved flexible high-resolution touchscreen, a forward-facing video camera and Android smartphone board. Remote users could move around locally through a DisplayDrone with Skype for telepresence. A DisplayDrone can automatically track and replicate all of the remote user’s head movements, allowing a remote user to virtually inspect a location and making it easier for the local user to understand the remote user’s actions.

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