Interactive experiences: Even you can be a pool shark

Interactive experiences: Even you can be a pool shark

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Imagine that every surface can be an interactive display and every machine can easily communicate
Access to information, cloud computing and deep learning can be simple and effortless.  Smart devices in your home, work, automobile, and retail stores all interact with you in a seamless way with all your human senses.  This seamless connected interaction is safe, secure and protected from malicious attackers. These digital world solutions for everyday activities will be enabled by next generation i.MX applications processors.

At NXP FTF 2016, the i.MX Innovation Area featured a variety of different interactive experiences like the ones described above and made them real. They are filmed in 360 degrees so you can enjoy an immersive experience with a headset/viewer or even straight from your phone or laptop by moving side-to-side and up-and-down.

Join us as we take you through each of these showcases in a five-part series of the i.MX Innovation Area.

Computer Assisted Billiards in Action

What it is
This showcase demonstrates the use of a common surface for human-machine interaction, experienced through computer-assisted billiards. You can ‘call your shot’, participate in augmented reality pool games and compete with friends.

How it works
The surface of the billiards table is transformed into a mathematical model of a matrix through the use of vision systems.  Objects are detected and classified as they enter the matrix to determine desired actions and communication using light or sound.  Motion of the objects are mapped as a disturbance to the matrix, similar to waves propagating from the impact of a pebble hitting water.  The physical mapping is used to predict and show the outcome of the objects.

Technology demonstrated
i.MX applications processor enables realtime object detection, vision-based tracking, realtime physics

Relevant applications
Industrial automation, robotics, digital signage and gaming

Stay tuned for our next showcase experience!

Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox is the Product Manager for the i.MX 8 series applications processor. He has more than 20 years of experience in the microprocessor industry where he has held product and technical roles in the application, mobile, desktop and server processor areas. He focuses on the definition and production of advanced application processor products for consumer, industrial and automotive markets. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Computer Science, he lives in Austin, Texas and holds three patents.

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