Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore

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A bookstore in Boston celebrated its 300th birthday with an augmented reality makeover. Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) debuted an AR app last week that overlays 3D virtual signs dating back to 1850 on the historic Old Corner Bookstore. The AR displays avoid “having to slap a bunch of signs on the building,” HBI executive director Kathy Kottaridis told The Boston Globe. The post Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore appeared first on VRScout.

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Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Is Now One Of The Largest AR Exhibits In North America

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Exploring Boston’s past via an AR time machine. If you are familiar with Boston, then you know all about the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway , a stunning strip of land filled with beautiful gardens, promenades, plazas, and fountains that takes you through multiple Boston neighborhoods, from Chinatown all the way to Boston’s North End. The post Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway Is Now One Of The Largest AR Exhibits In North America appeared first on VRScout.

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Boston Red Sox Fans Visit Fenway Park In AR With Latest Snapchat Lens

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With MLB baseball on hold, the Boston Red Sox turn to AR to reconnect with fans. In the meantime, MLB’s Boston Red Sox are using two different Snapchat AR lenses to transport fans to historic Fenway Park from the comfort their homes. Both AR filters were created by the Boston Red Sox to let fans know that they are thinking of them during these incredibly challenging times. The Boston Red Sox used Snapchat Lens Studio to create their AR portals.

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Hyundai Motors Reportedly Bought Boston Dynamics For Almost $1 Billion

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What to do with Boston Dynamics? boston dynamics softbank google robots robotics hyundai

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Watch Boston Dynamics’ robots strut their stuff in year-end dance show

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Strutting their stuff to The Contours’ Do You Love Me, Boston Dynamics' robots thrill with impressively agile moves that would put most human dancers to shame. News Atlas boston dynamics Handle Robotics Robots spot

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Hyundai acquires robotics company Boston Dynamics in $1.1 billion deal

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It has acquired a controlling interest in robotics company Boston Dynamics. Under the terms of the agreement, Hyundai will hold an approximately 80 percent stake in Boston Dynamics, while previous owner SoftBank will retain the remaining 20 percent.

First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes

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The service is called “Allosky Cinematic VR” from a company called SkyLights and it is being tested as a first class amenity on-board Seattle-Boston and Boston-San Diego routes. Tagged with: Alaska Airlines , In-Flight Entertainment Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes appeared first on UploadVR.

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Boston Dynamics robots (and a robot dog) break it down on the dance floor

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We'll let you decide after watching Boston Dynamics' latest video featuring several of its robots, and their dance moves. More about Robots , Boston Dynamics , Tech , and Artificial Intelligence. Robots Boston Dynamics Tech Artificial IntelligenceCreepy or cool?

Watch Boston Dynamics’ Robot Army Dance Their Way to World Domination

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As the company wonders what the future holds for it now that Boston Dynamics is owned by the Hyundai Motor Group , its robots are showing off their impressive capabilities in a year-end video that may also be a ploy to distract humanity from their ultimate goal: total dominance on the dance floor , or the eradication of… Read more. boston dynamics robots do you love me the contours atlas handle spot

A restaurant chain in Boston is changing the food automation game — Strictly Robots

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Boston-based restaurant chain Spyce has been using automation to aid its cooking process for quite a while. More about Mashable Video , Boston , Restaurant , Automation , and Smart Tech. Mashable Video Boston Restaurant Automation Smart Tech

'SNL' pokes fun at Boston with pitch perfect ad for Sam Adams' pumpkin ale

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At a time of unprecedented division, last night Saturday Night Live played into one of the few things most Americans can still agree on: Making fun of Boston is funny. While the world has been turned upside down in 2020, riffing on Boston is still a formula that works.

Boston Dynamics Will Sell Robot Arm to Go With Its Robot Dog Next Year, Which Is Totally Fine

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Back in June, Boston Dynamics made more than 150 units of its robotic dog Spot available for sale to outside companies and research facilities. While Boston… Read more. barks in robot robots robotics boston dynamics spotmini spot

Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience

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Winking Entertainment is trying its hand at retelling ancient Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, inside the HTC Vive, and now a group from the Boston College is attempting to do the same for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Tagged with: Boston College , htc vive , Joycestick , Ulysses. Experiences Boston College htc vive Joycestick UlyssesWe’re seeing a surprising eagerness from creatives to turn classic novels into VR experiences.

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Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring Diamond City And Inner Boston

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In our first stream (yesterday) we began our journey as we exited the Vault, made our way to Concord, and started to explore the Boston Wasteland. This time around we’ve got our sights set on Diamond City and the surrounding urban Boston areas. Fallout 4 VR finally released for HTC Vive this week! It had a bit of a rocky launch but is already improving slightly from where it was just a few days ago.

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Release the ($74,500) hounds: Boston Dynamics' Spot is for sale

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As of today, you can officially buy your very own $74,500 robot dog Boston Dynamics , the company also behind that random parkour bot , announced Tuesday that its four-legged creation is finally for sale. Although, it's worth noting, the Boston Dynamics online store limits the amount of Spots an individual can purchase to two at a time. More about Robots , Boston Dynamics , Tech , and Other. Robots Boston Dynamics Tech Other

You Can Finally Buy Boston Dynamics' Spot, But You Can't Use It For Evil

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Last September, after debuting several years prior , Boston Dynamics’ impressively agile robotic dog Spot was made available to a select number of companies as an experiment to see how the robot would perform outside of the company’s R&D labs. robots boston dynamics spot research robotics

Meet Ghost Robotics, the Boston Dynamics of combat bots

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Ghost’s quadruped bots are the scary older brother of every other dog robot you’ve ever seen. And with good reason. They’re shipping off to join the military. Features Robots

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Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring The Boston Wasteland

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The Boston wasteland never looked so immersive! Yesterday, Fallout 4 VR released to the world on Steam. This release marks the third and final VR game of the year from Bethesda and is now arguably the largest and most elaborate VR game available on any platform.

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Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR.

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Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience Winking Entertainment is trying its hand at retelling ancient Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, inside the HTC Vive, and now a group from the Boston College is attempting to do the same for James Joyce’s Ulysses. james joyce literature vr experience classic novel ireland ulysses boston college

Boston Bans Police Forces From Using Facial Recognition

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It’s official, as of today, Boston’s become the second-largest US community to ban police use of facial recognition technology, thanks to a unanimous vote by more than a dozen city council people. The move follows similar bans by the neighboring cities Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge a few months back, along with… Read more. privacy facial recognition police technology

Political ad goes viral for actually being inspiring (and deeply Boston)

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Oh, and the Boston accent is a delight — listening to Markey say "organize" is a treat. Typically, political ads follow familiar beats. There are the dark attack ads with an ominous narrator. There are the somewhat cheesy ads touting the candidate's record.

Boston bans most city use of facial-recognition tech in privacy win

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Boston on Wednesday joined the still small, but growing, number of U.S. The new measure prohibits both the city of Boston and any official in the city of Boston from using "face surveillance" and "information derived from a face surveillance system.". cities that have for the most part banned city officials' use of facial-recognition technology.

Oh, nothing, just Ford's robot dogs roaming the factory floor

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More about Robot , Boston Dynamics , Ford , Tech , and Artificial Intelligence. Robot Boston Dynamics Ford Tech Artificial IntelligenceRead more.

VR & AR/MR for Training & Education – Aggreko, Boston Children’s Hospital and More Share Insights

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BOSTON, December 14, 2019 — Research estimates that by 2020 nearly 35 percent of the top skills needed across all job groups will change (World Economic Forum), which highlights the growing need for businesses to focus on corporate training. Press release.

Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini – a robot dog

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On Monday,Boston Dynamics presented a kind of a “ robot dog ” that is learning new tricks every day. The SpotMini’s latest development is confirmation that progress continues to happen in Boston Dynamics. The post Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini – a robot dog appeared first on VR World. Artificial Intelligence Companies News Technology Security AI Atlas Boston Dynamics Robot dog robots Softbank SpotMini

Watch this robot dog teach itself to fend off pesky humans

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From the moment Boston Dynamics cemented the 'robot dog' in our collective consciousness, we've thoroughly enjoyed watching them get pushed and kicked around. More about Software , Mashable Video , Boston Dynamics , Ai , and Robotics. Software Mashable Video Boston Dynamics Ai Robotic

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Watch Spot and Pepper robots come together to cheer their baseball team

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News boston dynamics Pepper Robots SoftBank spotThe robots are performing regularly for the SoftBank Hawks in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Robots Everywhere: The promise of humanoid robots

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Emerging Tech boston dynamics humaniod Robotics robots everywhereBuilding machines that look and act like humans has always been part of our vision of creating robots.

A dog-like robot named Spot can take your vital signs totally contact-free – Strictly Robots

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MIT researchers, Boston Dynamics, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital came together to make a robot, called Spot, that can take contact-free vital signs. More about Robots , Mashable Video , Boston Dynamics , Vital Signs , and Covid 19.

Spot the robot dog is amazing, and look how far it’s come

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News boston dynamics Robot Robotics Robots spotYou can now buy the dog-like robot, but it ain't cheap!

Hilariously out of sync cheerleading robots dazzle during baseball game in Japan

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SoftBank’s ‘Pepper’ and Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ performed a collaborative cheer during the game. More about Robots , Mashable Video , Japan , Baseball , and Boston Dynamics. Robots Mashable Video Japan Baseball Boston DynamicsThe Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks filled their seats with robots in place of humans. While other sports have tried cardboard cutout crowds, the Hawks decided they'd go where few others have dared. Read more.

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NYPD's New Robot Police Dog Will Get Special Arm For Opening Doors

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nypd robots robot robot dog digidog spot boston dynamics new york police department surveillance technology oversight project civil rights brooklyn queens frank digiacomo drones unmanned surveillance surveillance privacy privacy and securityThe New York Police Department’s new robot dog will receive a special robotic arm for opening doors and moving objects next month, according to a new report from ABC7 in New York.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis TrainsThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal.

Conference on the Future of AR and VR Set for May 3

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Featured VR Industry and Technology Boston Virtual Reality ConferenceBeantown is the place to be next week for a new exploration of the promise and potential of the VR and AR. The post Conference on the Future of AR and VR Set for May 3 appeared first on VRJournal.

Brain-controlled video game to hit VR arcades this year

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Boston-based startup Neurable will bring its brain-controlled VR video game Awakening , which the company claims is the first of its kind, to VR arcades around the world by the end of this year. This brain-computer interface (BCI) is made possible by the attachment of an HTC Vive VR headset to a brain-scanning headband equipped with electrodes that pick up neural activity by recording electroencephalography (EEG) signals.

Spot the robot dog used by NYPD at crime scene

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Spot the robot dog from Boston Dynamics was seen at an active crime scene in New York City. According to Boston Dynamics' website , Spot is mainly an inspection robot, used to navigate terrain and capture data.

Reimagine U.S. historical spaces with this AR artwork — Future Blink

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Users can download the free app called “4th Wall” and open it at historic sites from Selma to Boston to view artist's Nancy Baker Cahill's piece "Liberty Bell." Read more. More about Tech , Mashable Video , Arts Culture And Entertainment , Future Blink , and Ar Display. Tech Mashable Video Arts Culture And Entertainment Future Blink Ar Display