MIT creates video you can prod – it even lets Pokemon realistically bounce off bushes

An imaging technique created by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) could find applications in business and even pave the way for a more realistic Pokemon Go experience. The imaging technique allows viewers to push and prod objects in a video and cause them to react as they would in a real-world interaction. MIT researchers believe the technique will have useful applications in major engineering projects, such as bridge construction, but could also offer a boost to augmented-reality games and special effects in movies. The appeal of the technique partly lies in potentially offering a cheaper way to simulate objects than by building 3D models. The other advancement on existing imaging techniques is that it can be used to create realistic simulations using just five…


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