VR

Samsung will start accepting advanced orders of their new head-mounted display - Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 - on April 23 in Japan. It generates a 360-degree image when used in combination with a Samsung's smartphone.
Live2D Euclid animates 2D illustrations in rich 3D environments
Live2D's animation technology lets users interact with 2D illustrations in 3D space. Live2D are now developing Live2D Euclid, a next generation system that can animate 2D illustrations 360-degrees, in rich 3D environments.

Reno J. Tibke - September 06, 2014

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week Americans are a few steps closer to experiencing the kind of high-speed rail travel that Japan’s ALREADY HAD FOR LIKE 50 YEARS, and a Tsukuba-based company says they’ve made a considerable breakthrough in adding touchy-feely to the looky-looky of virtual and augmented reality systems.

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This mixed reality interface places virtual characters in the real world. It was developed by the Naemura Lab at the University of Tokyo.

Users can have an animated character jump onto their hand, as well as guide the character onto blocks, creating a novel interactive experience.

"Recently, devices have been developed that can form images in mid-air. We've utilized one of those, and combined it with sensors and a projector, to provide an intuitive display experience where a picture in the air is skillfully merged with the real world."