Microsoft HoloLens gets real with robotics, surgery, architecture

Jared Newman for PCWorld:  At the 2015 Build conference, Microsoft tried to prove that HoloLens is more than just a neat gimmick.
The company showed off several new demos for its “mixed reality” headset, which can map digital imagery onto the user’s physical surroundings. While previous demos had focused on fun ideas like a virtual Mars walk and a living room-sized version of Minecraft, the Build presentation emphasized real-world applications for businesses and education.
For instance, Microsoft showed how architects could use HoloLens to interact with 3D models, laid out virtually in front of them on a table. They might also be able to examine aspects of a building site at full scale, with virtual beams and walls rendered before their eyes.
Not all the presentations were so serious. Microsoft also showed off an actual robot whose controls appeared in the virtual space above the robot’s head. Users could then create a movement pattern for the robot by tapping on the ground. Another demo showed how users could create their own personal screens that followed them around in real space.

New Development with Interesting Advantages - Pyroelectric LTO Detectors in Current Mode

The LASER COMPONENTS Pyro Group introduces new developments: Pyrodetectors used in current mode.

Bishop-Wisecarver Group Provides $2000 in Scholarships and Support to Local Eagle Scouts

Scholarships Given in Honor of Bishop-Wisecarver Founder, Bud Wisecarver, and his Naturalist Brother, Bob Cooke Wisecarver

Why and How to Use Membrane Potentiometers Instead of Traditional Linear and Rotary Position Sensors New Hoffmann-Krippner Whitepaper

Complex sensor assemblies can be reduced, simplified and integrated less expensively with modern membrane potentiometers

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship, an international celebration of young people's interest in science and technology

This year's championship event drew more than 900 student teams from 40 countries around the world.

Pennsylvania Precision Cast Parts (PPCP) Has Installed Two New Robotic Dipping Systems to Enhance the Efficiency and Quality of its Investment Casting

Pennsylvania Precision Cast Parts (PPCP) has completed the installation of two additional robotic dipping systems used in making investment casting ceramic shells with enhanced consistency and quality.

Latest Access Point Spans Wi-Fi Mesh Network across Factory Floors and through Obstacles

NEXCOM's latest industrial Access Point, IWF 300, can easily spread Wi-Fi networks out to entire factories, warehouses, and industrial facilities demanding Internet connection.

Drone World ( Launches with DJI Phantom 3 & Phantom 2 Drone Kits specializes in custom DJI Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 kits.

AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

Introducing a Free, Comprehensive Airspace Database and Resource for Unmanned Aircraft Operators

OSU Engineers Test Locomotion Abilities of Two-Legged Robot

In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that they believe heralds the running robots of the future.

Intelligrated appoints new senior vice president and general manager for lifecycle support services

Experienced aftermarket service executive to drive next phase of lifecycle support services growth

Boomerang Systems to Install 577-Space RoboticValet System at HERE Lawrence, Kansas Student Housing Project

The project is presently under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2016.

Kickstarter - UDOO Neo = Raspberry Pi + Arduino + Wi­Fi + BT 4.0 + Sensors gets funded in just 80 minutes

Launched on Kickstarter on Monday 20 April 2015 - Funded in 80 minutes

Puck in Hand, Velodyne LiDAR to Return to sUSB Expo at Fort Mason

Juchmann to Present at Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, 'The Silicon Valley Drone Show,' on April 30

Neya Systems LLC to Provide Cost-Free Community License to UxSDK for UCS Software Development Kit

Neya Systems, LLC is pleased to announce a cost-free Community License of its UxSD for UCS Software Developers Kit.

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