I admit that over the past few months, I being overwhelmed by the exuberance of what AI-powered softwares has allowed us to accomplish. AI has rapidly entered many sectors of culture (art and literature, just to mention those most involved by the changes) and has destabilized everyone.
So, it was necessary to follow how this wave was growing (and continues to grow)
This is the reason why I publish with a few weeks late the article with the video of one of the most interesting and most successful AWE Nite Florence of 2022. My apologize for this delay!!!
The event took place in November 2022, and the expert panelists were: JOE MICHAELS, ASHLEY HUFFMAN, GUIDO GIOIOSO.
Welcome by CECILIA LASCIALFARI and ANTONY VITILLO.
Opening by CECILIA LASCIALFARI. Debate by ANTONY VITILLO.
These are the topics talking about during the event:
- Vision for haptic devices diffusion in the next years and peculiarities of WEART technology and application scenarios
- What you need to know about Haptics – the past, present and speculation!
- The importance and future of realistic touch in the enterprise and industrial metaverse
These are the highlights of the event:
00:00:00 – Presentation by AWE (slide) by ANTONY VITILLO and CECILIA LASCIALFARI
00:07:20 – CECILIA LASCIALFARI presents GUIDO GIOIOSO
Guido Gioioso got his PhD in Robotics and Automation at the University of Siena and was visiting scientist at IIT and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.
Author of 20 peer-reviewed papers published on top scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, he focused his research activity on human-inspired robotic manipulation and haptics. Today he is one of the co-founders and Business Leader of WEART, a startup developing revolutionary wearable and portable haptic devices for VR/AR and augmented digital experiences.
WEART: WEART has developed revolutionary wearable haptic gloves (hardware) with interconnected interfaces for spatial computing (software) that revolutionize how VR/AR companies and freelance VR content developers can collaborate and learn in the digital world. WEART’s haptic gloves allow users to further improve their extended Reality (AR/VR) experiences and multimedia contents, with a tactile track added to the audio and video. Furthermore, with its unique patented technologies, WEART makes the haptic experience even more natural and realistic, thus increasing users’ immersion and engagement at an accessible price level.
00:24:02 – ANTONY VITILLO presents ASHLEY HUFFMAN
Ashley Huffman is an executive at TITAN Haptics who leads the international marketing efforts and strategic partnerships in VR/AR, gaming, and wearables. She’s the founder of the ‘All Things Haptics’ newsletter and a co-founder of The Haptics Club, a podcast created by members of the industry to support education, cooperation and inclusion.
TITAN Haptics develops advanced haptic motors for smartphones, consoles and touchscreen devices. Based on a solid-state magnetic suspension, TITAN’s patented Linear Magnetic Ram (LMR) technology offers a console-like experience in smaller devices, key for delivering virtual buttons and AAA-gaming on portable devices.
TITAN Haptics is a member of industry groups like the Haptics Industry Forum (HIF) for the development of industry standards and unified protocols.
00:36:35 – CECILIA LASCIALFARI presents JOE MICHAELS
Joe Michaels is Chief Revenue Officer at HaptX, where he leads business development, marketing, and sales for the company with the leading haptics solution that brings lifelike touch to VR and robotics. He speaks at events around the world on the topic of haptics in the metaverse.
Joe has decades of business development experience, including as Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy at Microsoft, where he helped create pioneering video and digital content products. He was co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Nexchange Corporation which earned numerous U.S. patents related to e-commerce. Joe graduated from Georgetown University and earned his MBA at The Wharton School.
HaptX: Founded in 2012 by Jake Rubin and Dr. Robert Crockett, HaptX builds technology that simulates touch with unprecedented realism. HaptX Gloves enable natural interaction and realistic haptic feedback in virtual reality and robotics for the first time. HaptX is a venture-backed startup with offices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Seattle, WA.
00:58:36 – Final Q & A with ANTONY VITILLO | | Co-Founder The Ghost Howls | Co-Founder New Technology Walker Co-Organizers AWE Nite Florence.
Debate with ASHLEY HUFFMAN, GUIDO GIOIOSO, JOE MICHAELS.
00:58:48 – ANTONY VITILLO question to JOE MICHAELS
00:59:20 – JOE MICHAELS answer
01:00:03 – ANTONY VITILLO question to GUIDO GIOIOSO
01:00:43 – GUIDO GIOIOSO answer
01:00:27 – ANTONY VITILLO question to ASHLEY HUFFMAN
01:03:07 – ASHLEY HUFFMAN answer
01:05:09 – Closing by ANTONY VITILLO
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