Microsoft Research Shows Off IllumiRoom, Play Games Beyond the TV Screen

Microsoft's Chief Technical Strategy Officer, joined the Samsung keynote at CES Day 2 and shared a new Microsoft Research project called "IllumiRoom" that will project images from the game itself beyond the TV screen with Kinect scanning the room and measure itself to project images or environments across furniture around your TV. Panasonic Toughpad Windows 8 Pro tablet capable of withstanding rough handling.

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Microsoft Research have revealed a truely awesome project called IllumiRoom and was shown off at Samsungs CES event in Las Vegas--and will project images from the game itself beyond the TV screen.

As you can see in the video, "Kinect will scan the room and measure itself to project images or environments across furniture around your TV. To activate it, just shout "Xbox, go big"."

"Imagine a space like your kitchen or a classroom achieving that same level of interactivity as your phone - this will happen through a combination of embedded devices and sensors such as Kinect for Windows. Our research demo only covers educational and entertainment scenarios but the possibilities are endless," the blog stated.

The whole idea is awesome, and will completely immerse gamers in the gaming world. "our researchers used Kinect for Windows to map the room in real-time in order to make projected illusions fully interactive."

Also, Natural User Interface's (NUI) at Microsoft is heading into 2013. And, this time it goes beyond Kinect and explains why NUI is much more than touch and gesture. You can watch some future scenarios play out in the Office Vision video below.

Also, Check out Steve Clayton's new NUI series of posts.

Also, at CES, Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1, a fully-rugged tablet equipped with Windows 8 Pro and a high-performance processor was shown off.

"With a highly visible screen, a slim design, as well as customizable ports - this device is strongly made and capable of withstanding rough handling."

The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1 is a ten inch tablet with an Intel Core i5-3437U vPro processor and a 128/256 SSD for storage capacity.

Panasonic Toughpad EZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro Tablet

Microsoft wants you to know that if you drop it, you just pick it back up and use it, because it will still work! Check out the video below: