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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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04 Aug 2017
Well+Good founders Brue and Gelula to deliver millennial keynote at GWS
Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, founders of US-based wellness media firm Well+Good, will deliver the keynote session at the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in October.
01 Aug 2017
Merlin chief executive to deliver keynote address at IAAPA 2017
Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney has been named keynote speaker for the 2017 IAAPA attractions expo in Orlando, Florida.
28 Jul 2017
Birmingham and Liverpool clear first hurdle in bid to host Commonwealth Games
Birmingham and Liverpool’s hopes of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games are still intact after both passed the initial assessment phase in the UK city selection process.
28 Jul 2017
Piscina & Wellness to feature expanded wellness experience at Barcelona event
Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will feature an expanded “spa showroom” at this year’s event, thanks to unprecedented increase in the number of exhibitors at the trade fair.
26 Jul 2017
Global Wellness Summit announces three new advisory board members
Investment advisor Omer K Isvan, Gwinganna owner Tony de Leede, and spa entrepreneur Yoriko Soma have all joined the Global Wellness Summit’s advisory board.
26 Jul 2017
Cidesco reveals speaker line-up for World Congress in Mumbai
Ayurvedic specialist Dr. Kannan Nettath will be among the speakers at this year’s Cidesco World Congress and Exhibition, which will be held in Mumbai, India from 15 to 19 September.
14 Jul 2017
Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23
Disney has offered its most in-depth look at its upcoming Star Wars Land yet, unveiling a scale model of the attraction ahead of the D23 fan expo taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California.
12 Jul 2017
IOC: 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games hosts will be named at the same time
Both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games will be awarded to their respective hosts at the same time in an unprecedented move announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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