Sunday, July 6, 2014
Sony Shows Off New Augmented Reality Technology

Sony Shows Off New Augmented Reality Technology

Companies whose bread and butter is based on staying ahead of the trend, are always working on new ways to do just that. One such company is Sony, and the firm’s Japan branch has revealed some new augmented reality tech its been working on. Check it out below the break.

Hosted on the company’s Japanese website (and translated via NeoGAF), there are two videos and a picture detailing what Sony’s been brewing up.

In the first video a man holds tablets up to the camera that get converted into clear containers on screen. One is full of water – and a fish – and the other is empty. Watch as he pours the virtual water from one box to the other. Sure, it’s not much of a game, but just imagine it being used to make the most immersive version of Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training.

Another video shows a roaring T-rex and dancing pop singer reacting to certain lighting conditions on a carpet. The dinosaur and blue-haired girl aren’t in the meatspace, but by altering the real world you can influence how these figures react on screen.

Lastly, the site outlines its “trading card recognition” that will recognise cards at high speeds and display characters and play music in response to each card. Sadly, there’s no video of this, but here’s an image of how it might look.


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