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Relive your memories!
Date: January 2014
MIT Media Labs Design Innovation 2014 Workshop, India
Category: Interaction Futures
Imagine if you could leave your footprints behind as you pass by a place and relive those memories when you revisit, share how you felt and interact with people who has been there previously. Recreate whole new experience of interaction with people and your memories.
Footprints are digitally augmented in your surroundings, in the real world. As you pass by, a trail of your footprints is left behind you. You can inscribe memories, how did you feel, pictures and videos you captured at that place. And the next time when you revisit that place, you can see your footprints where you have been. And not only this, when you pass by any of your friend's footprints you can see memories he inscribed there. Footprints potentially is a new way of interaction with time.
Footprints showcased @ MIT Media Lab Design Innovation 2014
Augmented Reality Popup Air Databook
A new way to Interact and Learn
AR PAD is an idea to reform the current education system, so as to make it more fun and interactive while learning. It is framed keeping in mind, not to add any extra resources to the existing. It is the software which can be used with any flash and camera supported device. The person using the software can interact with it using the existing books, with slight modifications. AR PAD is highly interactive and it uses 3D models which further enhances the learning prowess.
AR PAD is an interactive learning book, which when held in front of a camera ‘pops up’ 3D imagery virtually on the book, defining every minute details of the subject. This imagery can be viewed from any perspective angle making it highly interactive in the field of learning. Animation feature further enhances learning experience. This also eliminates the need for a student to have a prior knowledge of handling 3D graphics software on computer.
Let's you monitor your farm crop remotely
The i-Fruit Detector is a multilingual application which can detect and track more than one type of fruit. It stores a video and also displays the same which contains squared augmentation to show the detected fruit. The augmentation for ripe and partially ripe fruit is indicated by using different colors. It also displays the count of ripe as well as partially ripe fruits.
i-Fruit Detector Video
Techno-Champ 2011 Award by John Deere
Control mouse with no mouse.
'AIR Mouse' was a dream as seen in 'Minority Report', but now it has come to reality. Air mouse is a wearable hand gesture based glove device which is designed to control the computer pointer just by the swipe of a hand in the air, in a more intuitive and natural way. It is based on MEMS accelerometer sensor - a motion sensing sensor and micro-controller as its brain. Hand swipes, pinches and actions identified and processed in the micro-controller. Based on user's hand activity binary signals are generated and sent to the computer to move the pointer.
Detects 8 colors
Colors fill our lives making world a beautiful place to live in. We humans have created a whole new world called digital world. Color sensor is an interface between real and digital world, making a connection between them. It senses eight standard colors from the color wheel: Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Magenta, Black and White. Wide range of innovative applications can be generated using this sensor.
Line Tracing Robot
Follow the line.
An ideal definition of Robot is a mechanical or virtual agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. As a baseline to build such a masterpiece, we need to break down each functions of the robot into parts and develop them individually. Maneuvering is one such functionality of any Robot. Line tracing is one technique utilized for a robot maneuver.
The line tracing robot follows a line as a guide for its maneuvering. Line can be a white line on a Black background, or vice versa. A line trace robot consist of a optical sensor, voltage/resistor comparative circuit, micro-controller, pair or four motors and motor driver circuit. The line is sensed by the sensors, the line sensed signal is fetched to micro-controller. Micro-controller interprets the signals and compute which motor need to be driven in what direction for a robot to displace.
Feel the directions.
Drive Me is a new way to navigate on the road without getting lost. A navigation system without screen and audio. Coming Soon.
Enhance your strokes.
A new way - To learn how to draw like Picasso. To learn writing various language scripts. Coming Soon
Hair styling on the go.
Intel Make it Wearable Challenge (Concept)
Insta hair is a concept which lets you change your hair style on the go, with just a tap on your smart phone.
National Robotics Event.
PacMan is a national robotics event held at Tesla 2010, MIT COE, Pune. PacMan is divided into two types of robot task. 1. Manual robots - The manual robots are require to run through all of the maze and find the correct key which would open the doors of the autonomous robot path. So that autonomous robot can proceed ahead. 2. Autonomous robot - The autonomous robot must trace the line. The lines have three doors which can only be opened by the manual robots from the maze. The autonomous robots have to wait at till the doors are opened to proceed further.
ADP Project Showcase.
At ADP, I am working in the Benefits domain. To showcase the project we presented our Benefits project in analogy with mario game as a UV show. We dipicted the every aspect of our work in the form of a live animated story of the mario
Show your web surfing skills.
Online event @Tesla 2011
Web surfer is an online event to navigate from one website to another with the help of just hyperlinks without the use of keyboards as quickly as possible. For example naviate to adobe.com from apple.com with just clicking hyperlinks, no typing. Try this out. It's fun.
Real + virtual worlds.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing area in virtual reality research. The world environment around us provides a wealth of information that is difficult to duplicate in a computer. This is evidenced by the worlds used in virtual environments. Either these worlds are very simplistic such as the environments created for immersive entertainment and games, or a system that can create a more realistic environment has a million dollar price tag such as flight simulators. An augmented reality system generates a composite view for the user. It is a combination of the real scene viewed by the user and a virtual scene generated by the computer that augments the scene with additional information. In all those applications the augmented reality presented to the user enhances that person's performance in and perception of the world. The ultimate goal is to create a system such that the user cannot tell the difference between the real world and the virtual augmentation of it. To the user of this ultimate system it would appear that he is looking at a single real scene.
Source and references for talk: Internet
Virtual Retinal Display
The Virtual Retinal Display (VRD) is a personal display device. The VRD scans light directly onto the viewer's retina. The viewer perceives a wide field of image view. Because the VRD scans light directly on the retina, the VRD is not a screen based technology. The VRD projects a modulated beam of light (from an electronic source) directly onto the retina of the eye producing a rasterized image. The viewer has the illusion of seeing the source image as if he/she stands two feet away in front of a 14-inch monitor. In reality, the image is on the retina of its eye and not on a screen. The quality of the image he/she sees is excellent with stereo view, full color, wide field of view, no flickering characteristics. The aim is to produce a full color, wide field-of-view, high resolution, high brightness, low cost virtual display. This technology has many potential applications, from head-mounted displays (HMD's) for military/aerospace applications to medical society.
Source and references for talk: Internet
The fourth basic component.
A memristor (a contraction for memory resistor) is a passive two-terminal electronic component for which the resistance (dV/dI) depends in some way on the amount of charge that has flowed through the circuit. When current flows in one direction through the device, the resistance increases; and when current flows in the opposite direction, the resistance decreases, although it must remain positive. When the current is stopped, the component retains the last resistance that it had, and when the flow of charge starts again, the resistance of the circuit will be what it was when it was last active. This element exhibits some peculiar behavior different from that exhibited by resistors, inductors or capacitors. These properties lead to a number of unique applications which cannot be realized with RLC networks alone.
Source and references for talk: http://www.memristor.org/reference/research/13/what-are-memristors
Audio spot lighting is a very recent technology that creates focused beams of sound similar to light beams coming out of a flashlight. By ‘shining’ sound to one location, specific listeners can be targeted with sound without others nearby hearing it. It uses a combination of non-linear acoustics and some mathematics. This acoustic device comprises a speaker that fires inaudible ultrasound pulses with very small wavelength which act in a manner very similar to that of a narrow column. The ultra sound beam acts as an airborne speaker and as the beam moves through the air gradual distortion takes place in a predictable way due to the property of non-linearity of air. This gives rise to audible components that can be accurately predicted and precisely controlled. Audio spotlight can be either directed at a particular listener or to a point where it is reflected. The targeted or directed audio technology is going to a huge commercial market in entertainment and consumer electronics and technology developers are scrambling to tap in to the market. Audio spotlighting helps us to control where sound comes from and where it goes!
Source and References for talk: https://holosonics.com/, http://directionalaudio.co.uk/directionalspeakers/ultrasonic-speakers/