Augmented Reality on iOS Tablets with Occipital’s Structure Sensor

3D map, scan and enter a virtual world with this device

On 1 November 2013, Occipital received $1,290,440, by way of Kickstarter, to fund the production of their Structure Sensor. Functional models began shipment in June 2014 and ever since, the brand, its software and accompanying iOS app have been in further development—advancing a first-of-a-kind service. The small sensor clasps onto an array of iPad models and offers unprecedented 3D scanning and mapping for the masses. …

Creating the World’s First Sentient Sex Doll

The latest episode of The New York Times’ “Robotica” video series explores the science and philosophy behind creating the world’s first sentient, animatronic sex doll. Matt McMullen—whose company Abyss Creations has already sold thousands of silicon sex dolls—is using robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality to allow his RealBotix dolls to blink, speak and, one day, think like real humans. His ultimate goal is to …

Oculus Rift Now Lets Users Touch

After strapping on an Oculus Rift headset, one of the first things people want to do is reach out and feel around in their new virtual world, but, until now, their pokes and prods have gone unanswered. Oculus hopes to fill this void in the VR experience with a new gadget called Oculus Touch. Announced alongside the consumer version of the Rift, Touch features two …