FI-PPP success at SIGGRAPH 2013

FI-PPP Augmented Reality App Siggraph

The demonstration of the Skye Wars app at the 2013 SIGGRAPH conference – the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques – has been a great success. From the 21th to the 25th July most respected technical and creative people from all over the world gathered in Anaheim (California): in this prestigious occasion ETH and Disney Research staff presented successfully the first app developed on the FIcontent pervasive games platform. Skye combines the elegant and energy efficient flight of a blimp with the precise handling characteristics of a quadcopter. Agile motion is supported by long flight duration, safe deployment around people, and an integrated camera system. Inter LEDs are used for the creation of aerial visual effects. In order to fully enjoy robots and graphics meeting in mid-air, the conference attendees have been invited to download the Skye Wars app. Thanks to the SIGGRAPH presence and audience interest, the iTunes page of the app has become really popular: the Augmented Reality app has reached 2000 downloads. A great goal for the first FI-PPP app released on iTunes!