MobileFusion is a research project that turns ordinary mobile phones into 3D scanners without any additional hardware. The resulting 3D scans are detailed enough for 3D printing or use in augmented-reality games. Read more: blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2015/08/24/3d-scans-with-mobile-phones-mobilefusion-research-project.aspx
Introducing Microsoft Project Natick, a Microsoft research project to manufacture and operate an underwater datacenter. The initial experimental prototype vessel, christened the Leona Philpot after a popular Xbox game character, was operated on the seafloor approximately one kilometer off the Pacific coast of the United States from August to November of 2015. Project Natick reflects […]
Read more: aka.ms/Rqyu4m Visit the project page: aka.ms/S3hymz Microsoft’s Project Natick is leveraging technology from submarines and working with pioneers in marine energy for the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters that can deliver rapid and agile cloud services to coastal cities.
Manipulating a virtual object with appropriate passive haptic cues provides a satisfying sense of presence in virtual reality. However, scaling such experiences to support multiple virtual objects is a challenge as each one needs to be accompanied with a precisely-located haptic proxy object. We propose a solution that overcomes this limitation by hacking human perception. […]
We present a new interactive approach to 3D scene understanding. Our system, SemanticPaint, allows users to simultaneously scan their environment, whilst interactively segmenting the scene simply by reaching out and touching any desired object or surface. Our system continuously learns from these segmentations, and labels new unseen parts of the environment. Unlike offline systems, where […]
You recently learned about Image Watch, a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in for visually debugging (watch window, locals, etc…) image processing code in C++. How does it work? What does the implementation look like (or how was it designed, how much modern C++ does it employ, how old is the code base, etc…). You can’t talk […]
Introducing Microsoft Translator’s new conversation feature for iOS and Android– translate face to face conversations in a more natural way by simultaneously using your smartwatch and phone! It uses the same Microsoft Translator speech translation engine that powers Skype Translator and is optimized for translating full conversations, not just short sentences. Communicate in a more […]
We explore the concept of a sparse peripheral display, which augments the field-of-view of a head-mounted display with a lightweight, low-resolution, inexpensively produced array of LEDs surrounding the central high-resolution display. We show that sparse peripheral displays expand the available field-of-view up to 190º horizontal, nearly filling the human field-of-view. We prototyped two proof-of-concept implementations […]
This video is a short demonstration of our research efforts to make Holoportation truly mobile. Learn more about Holoportation and this update on our Research Project web page: www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/holoportation-3/ View the Holoportation demo video (previous work) here: youtu.be/7d59O6cfaM0 For questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Fetch! is an iPhone app that can identify breeds from photos of dogs. In addition to identifying the breed, Fetch! makes it easy for consumers to find more information about each breed, and share results and photos on social media. The app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store and through […]
The video shows a simulation of the quadrotor flight in a sub-urban environment. The visuals depict how the camera mounted on the quadrotor perceives the world. See more on the project: www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/air/ Read the blog post: blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/02/15/microsoft-shares-open-source-system-training-drones-gadgets-move-safely/#sm.0000v8bqc0rcdflis6g1wekfl455r
Thinga.Me offers the best and most compelling way of digitally capturing the physical things that matter in your life. Archive your kids artwork, show off your cool set of collectibles, keep track of the stuff in your basement. The choice is yours. Thinga.Me is available for the iPhone and is currently an invite-only release. Sign […]