Virtual Robots & Cardboard – The Future of Augmented Reality in Education!
Digital Elite Inc. today announced its new product line of Augmented Reality paper headsets designed for children to open up new possibilities in the future of education. The unique high quality cardboard viewer was deployed to support a number of novel K12 educational applications ranging from the realm of virtual robots that teach physics and geography to a new interactive playbook which helps the development of autistic children.
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In a comprehensive scientific study the new viewers have successfully challenged the position of more expensive VR headsets, such as the Samsung/Oculus Gear VR and Zeiss VR One, reaching the highest combined mark for wide field of view, comfort and price/value ratio.
The customizable paper viewers were successfully tested in a number of real-life education scenarios and Apps as well. One example includes, a virtual robot teaching physics and geography that can be deployed in an Augmented Reality (AR) application to break down the final frontier between physical robots and their virtual counterparts.
“Virtual robots are very credible and readily acceptable to our children because of their daily experience with e.g. Transformers and Lego robots.
Our new 3D Augmented Reality robotics solution will extend the classical areas of 360º experiences (such as gaming, music, trade shows and film) to the challenging new domain of virtual education and special care for autism … and most importantly it does so at the price of a piece of cardboard.” says Dr. Barnabas Takacs, founder of Digital Elite.
The virtual robots were first subjected to psychological validation and testing using automatic facial analysis tools before they were hooked up to teach physics to young children acting as their educational companions.