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15 Jun 2017
AAE 2017: Holovis debuts new robotic VR experience

Holovis has debuted a new virtual reality ride at this year’s Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), combining interactive VR with a robotic arm to create a virtual flying taxi ride through Singapore.

Dubbed R3ex – rideable real time robot experiences – guests can ride the two-seat, four axis robot arm, which synchronises movement with VR to create an immersive storytelling experience.

The ride is set in an imagined Singapore in the year 2133, with riders experiencing a taxi flight from the AAE convention centre to a nearby hotel. However, the rush hour leads to some surprise events during the trip.

Holovis says the experience can be configured, with tailored media, gesture-based interactivity and rider-guided control. Future models currently under-development include a four seat version and the chance for guests to have full control of the robotic arm as they explore virtual reality.

“Theme park guests want new kinds of out-of-home experiences that stretch and test their senses like never before,” said Holovis CEO Stuart Hetherington.

“R3ex is a new type of attraction where the dramatic impact of robotics has been integrated and appropriately layered with other technologies, all working with specially designed real-time media. That means effective deployment of VR today, AR tomorrow, and full holographic arrays in the future, on a robot.”


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19 Jun 2017
Liverpool plans new facilities for Commonwealth Games bid
New facilities including the stadium being planned for Premier League football club Everton FC and a proposed 50 metre swimming pool are at the heart of Liverpool’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
13 Jun 2017
Lineup of experts on the ‘science of happiness’ to speak at 2017 GWS
In order to immerse delegates in the findings and applications of the new field of research of the science of happiness, the Global Wellness Summit’s 2017 agenda will include a roster of keynotes from “happiness science” leaders at its conference taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL, from October 9-11.
13 Jun 2017
Christie Brinkley heads up new Beverly Hills City of ‘Wellth’ campaign
It’s always been the playground of the rich and famous, but Beverly Hills, California now is focusing on a new kind of ‘wellth’ – that of health and wellness.
09 Jun 2017
Blue Diamond, Black Diamond Award winners announced
UK’s Dormy House Spa manager, Zoe Douglas, has been awarded the Black Diamond Award at the Forum Hotel & Spa Awards in Paris.
08 Jun 2017
Influential speakers gear up for inaugural TIDE tech conference
The first ever TIDE conference (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) takes place next week in Orlando, a day-long precursor to the annual InfoComm convention in Orlando, Florida.
05 Jun 2017
Baseball bodies organise London festival to reach more European fans
Major League Baseball (MLB) and BaseballSoftballUK will host a Fourth of July festival in London’s Hyde Park in an attempt to boost local interest in the sport.
25 May 2017
Spa Life UK 2017 moves to Birmingham
Spa Life has announced a change of venue for this year's UK networking event for spa professionals; the event will now be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, not at the Telford International Centre as was previously announced.
25 May 2017
Industry gathers for first annual Arizona Spa & Wellness Conference
About 80 people gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, US last week for the first annual Arizona Spa & Wellness Conference, held at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa.
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