Cool Tech: Augmented VR Reality Allows You to Walk With Miku?

Topic started by ShadowKnight508 on July 8, 2012. Last post by Destinyheroknight 2 years, 8 months ago.
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19

Impressive Tech Demo Allows You To Take a Walk With Hatsune Miku, Thanks to Augmented Reality Tech

While still a work in progress, a male user from nicovideo (sort of like Japan's Youtube) has combined the power of the Kinect-like Asus Xtion and Wrap920 VR Glasses in order to bring Hatsune Miku to "virtual life" in front of you. In the video below, he takes Japan's favorite Vocaloid singer out for a walk in the park, and then shows how you can interact with her virtual being (petting her head, smacking her head, and moving her tie) by moving your hands towards her. Link for full story can be found below the video:

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Quite impressive stuff, to be honest. What are your thoughts and how would you use such technology?

Post by Sonata (36,366 posts) See mini bio Level 20
I believed I heard thousands of crazed Otaku's scream out in Unison There is a GOD!! lol 
Post by Elfenlied1012 (557 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Much like a cave man discovering fire I feel more inclined to throw rocks at it in fear then actually using it.

Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19

@Sonata: I know. Thousands of otaku's dreams have just come true if this technology can be tweaked on more and perfected.

Post by cynically_happy (115 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@Elfenlied1012: I wouldn't really throw the rocks out of fear, more that I just want to throw rocks at Hatsune Miku. Now if those VR glasses let me do that, then sign me up.

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,512 posts) See mini bio Level 21

I will never get otaku

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