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Dec 20, 2018

NASA is using HoloLens AR headsets to build its new spacecraft faster

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, space travel

Lockheed Martin engineers wear the goggles to help them assemble the crew capsule Orion—without having to read thousands of pages of paper instructions.

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Dec 4, 2018

The 2018 Update on The Future of Everything

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Haptics and Holographics, are all in gradual market diffusion stage as of 2018, after having long been the stuff of science fiction content. Even so, even as of 2018, the misconceptions remains overwhelmingly widespread and strong, that these are for gaming, entertainment, leisure and recreation. None of these technologies or interface methods, however, were ever meant to be for just that alone.

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Nov 28, 2018

Microsoft Wins $480 Million Army Battlefield Contract

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The military plans to purchase as many as 100,000 HoloLens augmented reality devices.

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Nov 26, 2018

Augmented Reality to Change Surgery Techniques

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical

Mounting an augmented reality device to a surgeon’s head — pioneering new research promises to save thousands of lives by merging classic techniques with modern technology.

At Pisa’s University, in Italy, researchers of the Vostars project, are working to develop a new kind of surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions and reducing surgery times by at least 11%.

“The reality is of course the operating field, the anatomy that is in front of the surgeon; on this reality, we insert a virtual information that is acquired from the radiological images of the same patient. ”explained Vincenzo Ferrari, a biomedical engineer turned project coordinator for Vostars.

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Nov 8, 2018

Ray Kurzweil Google Maps Street View Summit Hightlights

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Highlights from Ray Kurzweil’s keynote talk at the 2018 Google Maps Street View summit. In this interview, Ray draws compelling connections between augmented intelligence and augmented reality. In light of recent ground-level imaging trends, his perspective paints an exciting picture of the future for Street View and AR.

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Oct 29, 2018

Augmented War: New Combat Helmets Are Equipped With Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Helmets provide 360-degree visibility without exposing soldiers to risk.

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Oct 29, 2018

FDA approves first Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality system for surgical use

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical

The FDA has recently given 510(k) clearance to the OpenSight Augmented Reality System, the first augmented reality (AR) medical solution for Microsoft HoloLens cleared for use in pre-operative surgical planning.

The technology projects 2D, 3D and 4D images of patients interactively by overlaying them onto the patient’s body, according to a Novarad press release published Oct. 24.

OpenSight specifically utilizes the Microsoft HoloLens headset that allows simultaneous visualization of the 3D patient images in AR and the actual patient and their real-world surroundings. The technique may decrease operative times and improve surgical planning and the understanding of anatomic relationships.

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Oct 15, 2018

Magic Leap’s new AI assistant looks alarmingly human

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI

The tech world’s latest virtual assistant looks so realistic, you might mistake her for an actual human.

Apple has Siri, and Amazon has Alexa. But the lifelikeness of both are dwarfed by Mica: a prototype that Magic Leap, a highly regarded augmented-reality startup, unveiled at its conference Wednesday.

Mica isn’t just a voice assistant. She’s something you can actually see if you wear the company’s augmented-reality glasses, called Magic Leap One. Mica looks and acts like a human — she makes eye contact and offers a warm smile, along with other human-like expressions.

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Sep 30, 2018

Virtual and augmented reality will change our sense of a shared reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, singularity

As the artificial brain races towards the singularity, what we often forget is the boost to human brainpower that will accompany it. As we increase our senses and perceptions, humans have a choice what to do with these new superpowers, that can be used to reinforce one’s tunnel vision of life or to ignore it.


This story is part of What Happens Next, our complete guide to understanding the future. Read more predictions about the Future of Fact.

Not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Whether it’s how you react to the results of an election or what tones you hear in a sound clip, observable reality is often not as objective as you think it is.

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Sep 27, 2018

How is technology transforming Chinese tourism?

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, robotics/AI, virtual reality

September 27 is World Tourism Day, which has been celebrated each year by the United Nations World Tourism Organization since 1980. The theme this year is “Tourism and the Digital Transformation,” as digital technology has permeated the tourism industry.

Virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, Internet-plus — these terms have gradually become familiar to people travelling in China, as the country is heading to its tourism industry 3.0. A wide range of cutting-edge technologies have been innovatively applied in almost every part of China’s tourism industry.

A smart robot helps a passenger carry a handbag at Ningbo Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, on August 7, 2017. The smart robot has been activated to help passengers search for ticket fares, print route maps and carry their luggage. [Photo: VCG]

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