What's inside the MIT Media Lab? This slideshow will offer you a sampling of the wide array of projects being pursued, from robotics to new man-machine interfaces.
The Augmented Product Counter project, seen here, is an example of how different computer interfaces open up new possibilities for augmented reality applications. Inside the lamp is a computer and camera that detects a person's motions, allowing a person to tap a table to pull up menus and photos. There is a retail application of the technology where a person can see information about different products. Because there's a camera, when a person picks up an object, the computer can display additional information, such as reviews or product comparisons.
April 27, 2012 3:59 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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