Disney Research Enabling More Complex, Entertaining Augmented Reality for Theme Parks


Automated calibration is the key to the projection-camera systems (Procams) that mesmerize and delight guests at a growing number of Disney theme park attractions worldwide.

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Magic Bench


We create a solution for multi-user interactions in AR/MR, where a group can share the same augmented environment with any computer generated asset and interact in a shared story sequence through a third-person POV. Our approach is to instrument the environment leaving the user unburdened of any equipment, creating a seamless walk-up-and-play experience.

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Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI


Researchers from Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed a new technology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning that eliminates this noise and thereby enables production-quality rendering at much faster speeds.

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Wireless Power Transmission Safely Charges Devices Anywhere Within a Room


A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, eliminating the need for electrical cords or charging cradles.

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