The Multiverse Of Metaverse, AI, And Robots


Loaded with tech-sights price seeing, the first-ever innovation expo of Hong Kong, InnoEX, was collectively organised by its authorities and the Hong Kong Commerce Improvement Council (HKTDC) in April this yr. The truth that the exhibition ran along with the Spring Version of Hong Kong’s Electronics and Lighting Truthful made it all of the extra thrilling.

Although we all know that superior, futuristic expertise is the spine of such exhibitions
however what made it stand out? Let’s dive into the occasion highlights to know whereas additionally accumulating some classes for India on the go…

The one expertise which grabbed probably the most consideration through the expo was the implausible use instances of augmented actuality/digital actuality (AR/VR) and metaverse. Whereas metaverse manufacturing corporations like CanvasLand appeared set to thrive on functions and advisory providers of this new tech, an organization referred to as STEPVR exhibited the “world’s first” metaverse gaming portal, Gates 01. The highest-down console with an omnidirectional treadmill introduced laser-positioning, robotic haptics, and combined actuality collectively to teleport the players between the true and digital worlds.

InnoEx (b)

Combined actuality is in every single place!

One other use-case of MR was discovered with an organization referred to as Manifold Tech Restricted, which labored with real-time 3D mapping algorithms and superior robotics expertise to offer 3D reconstruction providers. Concurrently, {hardware} corporations like YVR are already digging deep into the R&D of next-generation VR glasses. We should ask, the place is India positioned?

‘Boats’ and robots

Little question we’re one of many early starters within the drone tech area, however I discovered an attention-grabbing use-case within the honest, the “Boat Mode” of drones. SwellPro boasted of getting floating foams with its latest drone collection. Different lesser-known or lesser-utilised use instances demonstrated on the occasion included drone fishing and search and rescue operations.

Later within the day, I met BrainBOT, a humanoid robotic that would talk naturally with people. Along with taking care of gross sales and advertising, the Hong Kong-based owner-company, referred to as Parami Co. Ltd, claimed that this trilingual robotic may additionally carry out the job of a instructor. One wonders if ChatGPT’s humanoid model is across the nook, huh?

Parami’s BrainBOT Parami’s BrainBOT

Robotics is turning into all about safe, environment friendly, and clever automation, with highly effective execs like collision sensing expertise and robot-human interplay (HRI). Varied corporations have been exhibiting robots conducting laborious duties like choosing, shifting, and sorting—which have use instances in locations like building websites, eating places, motels, hospitals, and colleges.

SwellPro’s SplashDrone SwellPro’s SplashDrone

One other spotlight was the idea of inspection robots, and firms like R2C2 boasted of getting wheeled, and four-legged robots able to working underneath difficult industrial situations.

Lipsync the password

A Hong Kong-based firm, IntelligenceX Restricted, was exhibiting an attention-grabbing and progressive expertise that employs lip motions for password creation. This AI-based expertise works by authenticating the id by concurrently evaluating the password content material with the inherent behavioural attributes of lip motion.

I discovered it noteworthy that a lot of the startups or corporations exhibiting their services had institutional or authorities help within the type of incubation or funds. It made me infer that such handholding is essential if we wish to construct a thriving innovation ecosystem.

STEPVR’s Gates STEPVR’s Gates

Initiatives like Startup India and MUDRA scheme for entrepreneurs are anticipated to do the identical in India. Do we have to do extra to be able to witness a surge in innovation?

Even supposing the Asian, and particularly Chinese language, area dominated the honest with its hi-tech innovation and merchandise, with minimal presence of the West and even India, the expo revealed a healthful bundle of upcoming improvements able to drive the brand new world.

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