Haptic Happenings: How Touch Technologies Are Taking on New Meaning

October 28, 2019

New technology is allowing for extraordinary opportunities to impart information through touch. Here are four haptic technology pioneers, developing the next generation of touch to applications in sectors such as medical, automotive, manufacturing and gaming.

Social Media in a Networked Reality: How Virtual Spaces May Spark a Revolution

October 23, 2019

Widespread adoption of fully immersive technologies is upon us. As VR becomes more mainstream with the help of 5G and WebXR, social media users will get used to “meeting” in VR spaces in which everyone is represented by an avatar.

High-five an Olympic Athlete: Robots to Virtually Transport Fans to Tokyo 2020

October 16, 2019

While sports enthusiasts are planning their July 2020 trips to Tokyo for the summer Olympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is stirring up the telepresence robot market with models that help remote fans interact with athletes and virtually attend the games, assist guests with disabilities, fetch javelins and more.

How AI Helps Give ALS Patients a Voice

September 30, 2019

Stuart Moss lost his father to Motor Neuron Disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. An IT innovation manager at Rolls-Royce, he is working to bring the top technology companies together to create assistive tools to help give patients a voice.

Episode 43: Telling Real Stories… with Virtual Sets

Duration 25:27

With volumetric video and customizable set scanning, filmmakers can shoot in three-dimensional, 30k-resolution virtual environments. And they can do it just as easily and naturally as filming on a physical set. The technology has massive implications for not only the film industry, but also for medicine, education, and even retail applications. On this episode, Glenn Gainor, Head of Physical Production, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group and President of Sony Innovation Studios, explores the amazing possibilities.

Episode 41: Solving a Looming Pilot Shortage… with Virtual Reality

Duration 27:19

The aviation industry is facing an existential crisis. Pilots are aging out of the profession far faster than replacements can be recruited and trained. Left unchecked, this could lead to fewer flights, grounded planes, and disappointed travelers. On this episode, Ed Bagden, Associate Director, Flight Operations and Safety, Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, explains how virtual reality, data mining, and machine learning can all be put into play to solve the pilot shortage.