New concept turns pizza boxes, bananas into computers
Ishikawa Oku Labratory)
Researchers at the Ishikawa Oku Laboratory at the University of Tokyo have come up with a concept called “invoked computing” that turns everyday objects into computer interfaces and communication devices using a ubiquitous augmented-reality system.
The concept is based on the idea that technology should learn our behavior and respond to us, instead of the other way around. As such, with invoked computing, one would just need to mimic a certain task and the computer should recognize the gesture and turn any object into a usable electronic device.
In the video below, lead researcher Alexis Zerroug explains how invoked computing can be used to turn a pizza box into a laptop. Video and audio is projected onto the lid of the box, and the user can cont… [Read more]
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