anil madhavapeddy // anil.recoil.org

  Monday 12 September, 2005

The start of the ubicomp demos with a system that tracks people using 360-degree FOV cameras

04:05, 12/09/2005
The start of the ubicomp demos with a system that tracks people using 360-degree FOV cameras
[art / japan / ubicomp2005]

A cool Sony tablet PC with a high-res screen

04:07, 12/09/2005
A cool Sony tablet PC with a high-res screen
[japan / ubicomp2005]

The

04:07, 12/09/2005
The "UbiLab" had some nice screens, even if we couldnt figure out what they actually did
[japan / ubicomp2005]

Similarly, IBM had a pretty crap demo vaguely involving PDAs as remote controls

05:42, 12/09/2005
Similarly, IBM had a pretty crap demo vaguely involving PDAs as remote controls
[japan / ubicomp2005]

In contrast, the NTT Cmode vending booth was just fantastic!

05:49, 12/09/2005
In contrast, the NTT Cmode vending booth was just fantastic!
[japan / ubicomp2005]

The vending machine lets you use your mobile phone to pay via IR, QRCode or RFID built into the mobile phone

05:49, 12/09/2005
The vending machine lets you use your mobile phone to pay via IR, QRCode or RFID built into the mobile phone
[japan / ubicomp2005]

Ali Tse gets jiggy with the heads up displays

06:03, 12/09/2005
Ali Tse gets jiggy with the heads up displays
[japan / ubicomp2005]

This demo used train RFID cards to give you directions automatically, actually incredibly useful

10:02, 12/09/2005
This demo used train RFID cards to give you directions automatically, actually incredibly useful
[japan / ubicomp2005]

The view of Tokyo at night from Rappongi Hills skyscraper

12:20, 12/09/2005
The view of Tokyo at night from Rappongi Hills skyscraper
[japan / ubicomp2005]

And here's where we were

12:21, 12/09/2005
And here's where we were
[japan / ubicomp2005]

Sharpy is looking really grumpy, could he be hungry?

13:49, 12/09/2005
Sharpy is looking really grumpy, could he be hungry?
[japan / ubicomp2005]

He cheers up at the local sushi conveyer belt, problem solved!

14:11, 12/09/2005
He cheers up at the local sushi conveyer belt, problem solved!
[food / japan / ubicomp2005]

James looks sated...

14:47, 12/09/2005
James looks sated...
[japan / ubicomp2005]

... and we can see why!  Mmmm, sushiiii...

14:48, 12/09/2005
... and we can see why! Mmmm, sushiiii...
[japan / ubicomp2005]