Kim Libreri of Lucasfilm spoke at the Technology Strategy Board event at BAFTA this week, presenting a demo of their motion-capture stage. They are gathering the actor’s motion captured data and putting their virtual characters in fully rendered environments in real time. They are also manipulating the assets, buildings, weather, landscape on the fly.
Kevin Spacey Gives the 2013 keynote James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture and Kills Traditional Television
“I predict in the next decade or two any differentiation between these platforms will fall away. Is thirteen hours watched as one cinematic whole really any different than a film?”…
Whether you’re a fan of R2-D2, Wall-E, Robocop, or the Terminator, one can imagine a future where we co-exist with intelligent machines. ABB’s FRIDA (Flexible Robot Industrial Dual Arm) and Bot & Dolly’s IRIS Robotic Platform are at the forefront of a new generation of industrial machines that illustrate the fascinating potential of articulated robots. FRIDA is designed to work alongside humans in a factory while IRIS is spending its time making movies.