A mesmerizing dance of retail robots, a double feature on physical immersive environments, an audiovisual installation that turns emotions into a show, and even more great stuff (plus a blue slipper bonus)

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A mesmerizing dance of retail robots, a double feature on physical immersive environments, an audiovisual installation that turns emotions into a show, and even more great stuff (plus a blue slipper bonus) in today's issue of Liked by Immersives, a weekly bulletin curated with love by your Immersive team. Please enjoy.

Project Robot Warehouse by Ocado
What it is A fully automated warehouse that uses autonomous robots to pack your groceries.
Why we like it Though it’s not exactly immersive tech, the spectacle of robots packing groceries is mesmerizing itself. Like an open kitchen in a restaurant, this could be easily turned into a show to bring customers to a store.

Project Spirit of the City by United Visual Artists
What it is A physical immersive installation.
Why we like it Talking about immersive environments, most of the times we mean digital tech. However, there are great ways to create narrative spaces using only materials and mechanisms. United Visual Artists have recently unveiled an installation that magically transforms a courtyard in Brooklyn using only columns spinning on electric motors, covered with golden-plated mirrors.

Project Projection Wall by Rintaro Haro
What it is A physical interactive immersive space.
Why we like it This project completes this week’s double feature on physical immersive environments. Visitors enter a room, pull a cord, and the space fills with giant soap bubbles creating a surreal effect. The trick is in interactivity, with visitors creating this environment themselves, and each moment being unique as bubbles are all different.

Project Aura by Nick Verstand Studio
What it is Emotion-sensing light and sound instalation.
Why we like it This installation transforms human emotions into an audiovisual experience. This is done through an elaborate device created in partnership with Dutch scientists. What this could lead to, are multiple experiences that  will be able to take participants’ data (from their wearables such as smart watches or fitness trackers, for example) and turn it into an experience for all. Imagine a party where music is generated according to everyone’s emotions, making it better and better (using emotional feedback) for an experience of a lifetime.

Project Intel Mega Experience @ CES 2018 by Tool of North America for Intel
What it is An large immersive experience at one of the world’s main expos.
Why we like it Every year, Intel creates a massive interactive attraction at the Consumer Electronics Show. Last year’s booth was a hit filled with augmented reality, and in 2018 they created a new window to the future, showcasing such tech as AI, 5G, and Autonomous Driving.

Project Blue Slippa Gyro Synth by Teom
What this is about It’s a music synthesizer controlled by a blue slipper. Why did they use a blue slipper? Because they could.

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