Gaming company creating amazing interactive space populated byÂ ‘intelligent' virtual boy
During my research over the last two weeks into Virtual Worlds and their use in education, I came across this incredible video demonstration of Lionhead Studio's Project Natal. The gaming company has createdÂ a truly interactive virtual world environment, where people can interact with a very real seeming young boy named Milo. This is pretty incredible, so much so that I simply had to mention it here, as my mid-week post.
Take five minutes and check out this video – I'll bet you'll also be amazedÂ byÂ the potential that this presentation demonstrates for Virtual World & Virtual Reality applications:
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Hello again, Michael. Thanks for the link – your work with Innovative Technology for Autism sounds like great stuff! Unfortunately, I have no involvement with Project Natal, but could suggest attempting to communicate with Lionhead Studios to pursue your question – this link: http://community.lionhead.com/forums/82/ShowForum.aspx will take you directly to their forum about Milo, perhaps posting there may lead to some constructive dialogue. Here on EmergingEdTech.com, I will be researching the use of Internet tools for special education in the near future. I look forward to hearing more about your efforts as they progress!
I’ve posted a link to your video on Innovative Technology for Autism, started by Katharina Boser of Autism Speaks. The group is mainly populated with researchers from MIT, UC, Georgia who have come up with some wonderful technology which we would like to see adapted to the needs of the autism community. I was invited to the site to help spread the word.
There is a terrific synergy between their work and Project Natal. How could I become more involved in project to utilize your technology to serve the autism community?
Wonderful for me and a great intro to the dynamic potential of SL and interactive technology in general. Have subscribed to your site. Will include you on my Clasroom20 page.
Saw this video last week and was amazed!