Behold the glorious future of neural networks: disembodied faces rotating in the darkness. Research submitted to Cornell University uses deep neural networks to create detailed 3D models of faces using a single 2D picture.
Google’s Project Tango is amazing, but it’s taking its sweet time making it to market. This crazy alien head of a camera could change all that. Qualcomm and Google just teamed up to shrink it down to a size suitable for your pocket.
Nobody's ever been able to make a perfect copy of Christ the Redeemer, the towering statue of Jesus that watches of Rio de Janeiro. That's largely because the sculpture is sitting on the top of a craggy hill near a windy coastline. What to do? Call in the drones.
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road.
You're probably used to hearing about drones as these scary, deadly things causing chaos in Pakistan, but the scientific community is actually pretty pumped up about the technology. Why wouldn't they be? Drones can makes 3D maps of mountains.
Artist Luca Agnani uses 3D animation and visual mapping to bring Vincent Van Gogh's classic paintings to life. It's almost a little spooky.
This massage chair by Panasonic has everything you'd want. 3D mapping! It creates a map of the body-height, weight, dimensions—and then massages accordingly. There's even hot stones! It can heat itself up to 108 degrees. Happy endings? Uhm, well...
3D maps of Mount Everest is as old as 3D mapping itself. People see a big mountain and want to scale it...in 3D. But there's now a 3D map of Everest that's 400 times clearer than before. Details!
Thanks to 3D mapping, archaeologists have found the ancient Mayan city of Holtun, or Head of Stone. It's been long known that something was there but because of centuries of jungle covering the area, it was nearly impossible to know exactly what it was. The 3D topographical map effectively 'erased' the rain forest…
3D? Terribly lame when it's tossed into devices as a bullet point feature. Making stuff in 3D yourself? Almost always cooler than you think. Trimensional for iPhone takes a picture of your face and maps your mug in a 3D model. You wouldn't think it but it's kinda creepy seeing your face in 3D.
What's the fastest way to reupholster a couch, paint the walls, and otherwise totally change the look of a living room? Some 3D mapping, two projectors, and a garish color scheme were all it took to give this totally blank canvas an infinite variety of interior designs. If creators Mr. Beam are taking requests,…
If you're a fan of extreme sports, watch this video. If you're a fan of projection art, watch this video. If you're a fan of gigantic eyeballs, definitely watch this video. Think MP3 player visualizations on a thousand Red Bulls.