Microsoft Research presents Digits: Freehand 3D Computer Interaction Without Gloves

Digits, a wrist-worn gloveless sensor developed by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, U.K., enables 3-D computer interaction in any environment and is practical beyond computer gaming.

KinÊtre: A Novel Way To Bring Computer Animations To Life

KinÊtre is a research project from Microsoft Research Cambridge that allows novice users to scan physical objects and bring them to life in seconds by using their own bodies to animate them. This system has a multitude of potential uses for interactive storytelling, physical gaming, or more immersive communications.

Find out more at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/animateworld/

Vermeer Interactive Display

Vermeer is a novel interactive 360° viewable display suitable for a tabletop form factor from Microsoft Research Cambridge.  It provides viewpoint corrected stereoscopic 3D graphics to simultaneous users 360° around the display, without the need for eyewear or other user instrumentation. In contrast to other systems, Vermeer allows users for the first time, to reach into and directly touch 3D objects inside a display volume. It also enables simultaneous users 360° viewing of the 3D object.  Inherently other 360° systems restrict interactions to outside the display volume behind a protective glass or plastic dome.

 

Microsoft Research launches Try F#

About Try F#

The goal of the Try F# site and application is to make it simple, fast, and easy for people to try out the F# language.

Try F# enables the .NET language F# to be used in a browser-based development environment, thus making it accessible to   programmers across all operating systems (PC, Mac and Linux).

Try F# is a collaboration between MSR Cambridge (F# team), MSR Connections (the Computer Science and Engineering teams),   the Visual Studio Developer Division (F#), with help and inspiration from the Microsoft Research-RiSE Group (Pex4Fun team).

Some screenshots from the very cool online editor/console:

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