On this edition of the weekly linkfest, face detection, bug squishing and Hollywood stars.
- Real time and quite robust face tracking on Nokia N900 from researchers at the University of Manchester. Not originally part of an AR project, but could be easily become one. [Via Zugara]
- Congrats to Kooaba for landing a $3 million funding round (boo to Techcrunch for coming with the corniest headline ever for a story; even I don’t get so low).
- A multi-part video interview with Robert Rice. Probably Future Labs will upload it to their site in the coming days for a more comfortable viewing experience.
- Want an augmented version of Hollywood’s Star Walk? There’s an app for that, and it will cost you 3 bucks. Would someone create a free channel for Layar or Wikitude, please?
- Two years old art project, but still cool – creepy crawlies of the augmented kind (luckily they are still squashable)
- Mashable on how non-profits can use augmented reality, and why they don’t actually do it. [via @DavidFosterAR]
- More fluff about Google Goggles, and some speculative fluff about AR in Windows 7 Mobile phones.
This week’s video comes to us from Youtube user bittman25, or as his friends call him Danny. The clip is called “If Minority Report Was Our Twisted Reality”. It’s not a masterpiece, but has a nice twist at the end:
That’s it, have a nice week!