Link 237, developed by YDreams in collaboration with Bradesco, is usually hard at work at the Bradesco Next agency of the future at Iguatemi Shopping center in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. But last week it stepped out for a visit to INFO magazine’s newsroom in that city. At Bradesco Next, Link 237 is controlled through a series of micro-localisation antennas but during its foray out into the world, the bot was controlled by a tablet with access to wireless Internet.
YDreams recently implemented high-end digital solutions at the new “Vale Glaciar de Zêzere” interpretation center, which aims to recount the history of “Serra da Estrela”.
The center, located in a valley shaped and molded by a glacier thousands of years ago, was commissioned by Manteigas Municipality. The center, now housed inside a lodge that once belonged to the regional forest ranger, is dedicated to recounting the history of Manteigas Village, the valley and the relationship between the two.
The highlight of the center is an immersive audio-visual experience that takes visitors on a virtual flight over a recreation of the Zêzere Glacier Valley (30.000 years back) complete with narration of the phenomena that led to the formation of the glacier.
YDreams’ has extensive experience with the conception, design and technological development of Interpretation Centers. Aside from this new center in Manteigas, below is a list of similar developments for centers in Portugal and abroad:
This year YDreams partnered up with Intel once again to make an appearance at the annual Lego World event at the Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest exhibition and conference center, located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Last year, YDreams’ stint with its Lego-theme based Virtual Aquarium at Intel’s Lego World booth was a hit, so Intel and Lego invited us back for a repeat performance. This year, in addition to the eye-catching aquarium, YDreams also displayed its Boxfall application, where guests are able to interact with virtual Lego building blocks that fall from the top of a screen.
The Lego-adapted Virtual Aquarium on the other hand, invited guests to create and thoroughly customize virtual pet fish based on Lego building bricks. They decided on the shape and color of the Lego brick that will determine the fish’s body and fins, as well as the color of its eyes and stripes. The variables available enabled guests to create a multitude of distinct fish, so the risk that any two fish were identical was minimal! Once guests finished creating their Lego fish, they released it into the Virtual Aquarium, sat back and watched as their new friend explored its new environment.
YDreams’ Virtual Aquariums can now be visited at several shopping centers around the world. The first were developed and deployed for Forum Sintra (Portugal) and Marmara Forum (Turkey) and two more were recently launched at mfi group shopping centers in Leipzig and Munich, Germany.
ZiphiusTM is an aquatic drone controlled by a smartphone or tablet that allows a first-person-view (FPV) control. With super intuitive handling and unique design, ZiphiusTM achieves spectacular water rides. Apps and games use image processing allowing Ziphius to have autonomous behaviors and navigate through augmented reality worlds.
The “Insert Coin” Competition is an excellent opportunity for Ziphius. The winner will be crowned at the Expand Event, in San Francisco this March, and will take home a cash prize and a guaranteed Engadget review – not to mention all the exposure that comes with debuting our product in front of some of tech’s top influencers.
The trip to San Francisco in March to the Expand Event is already guaranteed, but the folks behind Ziphius are aiming for the gold, or better, a slot amongst the top five finalists. And for that we need your help, or better, YOUR VOTE!
Soon as we know when & where you can cast your vote for Ziphius, we’ll let you know!
Naves do Conhecimento (Knowledge Vessels) is an ambitious project that has spread across several Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods. The project, headed by Rio de Janeiro Municipality, and coordinated by the city’s Special Secretary for Science and Technology and managed by IDACO, Rio’s Institute for the Development of Community Activities, aims to provide citizens with free access to recreational activities based on education and front-line technology.
There are currently five Naves do Conhecimento up and running but during the inauguration of the most recent center, Eduardo Paes, Rio’s Mayor, stated that the city aims to open another 40 Naves in the city’s northern and western neighborhoods by 2016. YDreams, whose technology powers all the Naves do Conhecimento, is extremely proud to be a part of this incredible project.
A cerimónia de entrega do Prémio “Ser Capaz – Investigação e Tecnologia 2012”, que contou com a presença de António Câmara, CEO da YDreams, entre outros,decorreu na tarde de ontem no Espaço BES Arte & Finança. A Associação Salvador, atribuiu ex aequo o “Prémio Ser Capaz – Investigação e Tecnologia 2012”, no valor de 5 mil euros cada, aos projectos “Cadeira de Rodas Elevatória” – equipamento sem baterias – e “Fisiosoft” – (sistema interactivo de fisioterapia de baixo custo).
A cerimónia de entrega deste prémio vai realizar-se dia 21 de Janeiro, pelas 18h30, no Espaço BES Arte & Finança, em Lisboa. O evento irá contar com a presença do Júri deste prémio que é composto por: Salvador Mendes de Almeida, presidente da Associação Salvador, Prof. António Câmara, presidente da YDreams e Prof. Fernando Lobo, da Universidade do Algarve.
Estarão ainda presentes os representantes dos projetos vencedores que irão fazer uma breve apresentação dos mesmos:
- Projeto “Cadeira de Rodas Elevatória” – Prémio de 5.000 € (Daniel Fortuna Correia/ João Carlos dos Santos Batista/ Ricardo Filipe Pereira)
- Projeto “Fisiosoft “ – Prémio de 5.000€ (João Alberto Sanches Homem Tavares/ João Fernando dos Santos Fradinho Duarte de Oliveira)
One of our spin out companies, Azorean, has launched a new project called Ziphius, an aquatic drone designed for exploring the underwater world. Ziphius’ movements are controlled using a smartphone or tablet; a built-in camera lets users navigate & capture footage of oceans, lakes and even your swimming pool.
To better understand what Ziphius is about, check out the video below and the following channels:
The Nave do Conhecimento (Knowledge Vessel) network in Rio de Janiero continues to grow. The latest center, opened to the public on December 24th, 2012 in Penha, a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood.
The municipality’s goal in setting up the network, to offer the local population easier access to culture and information technologies via free internet, free workshops and courses in information technology, seems to be on track! All the centers are fueled by YDreams’ creative technologies.
The folks over in the Brazilian offices came up with an original gift for some of their clients and partners during the holiday season – thermo chromatic mugs! Upon filling the mug with hot water, a key word and phrase, associated with the particular recipient, ”magically” appears.
A YDreams volta a acolher o conceito Fab Labs. A empresa receberá o evento nas suas instalações (Monte da Caparica) no próximo dia 11 de Dezembro, em parceria com a Fab Lab EDP e Escola EDP.
O Fab Labs (Fabrication Labs) são uma iniciativa do professor Neil Gerschenfeld, do centro de Bits and Atoms do MIT, e visam encorajar o fabrico digital pessoal, proporcionando os meios e incentivando à criatividade tecnológica.
A YDreams tem impulsionado esta acção desde 2009. O seu lançamento oficial da rede em Portugal, decorreu em 2010 e em 2012, a YDreams volta a potenciar o evento, para os quais são convidadas várias entidades públicas e privadas. O Fab Labs decorre nas instalações da YDreams na medida que a Universidade EDP visa levar os seus alunos a espaços, contextos e organizações que lhes proporcionem um estímulo à criatividade e que os inspirem.
Para saber mais sobre a rede global Fab Labs, vejam os vídeos através dos links abaixo:
Below, a picture of our most recent virtual aquarium deployed in Leipzig, Germany at the Höfe am Brühl shopping center. Plans to implement a similar aquarium in other network shopping centers in Germany is underway.
The first virtual aquarium was deployed in 2011 at Forum Sintra on the outskirts of Lisbon, and in early 2012, Intel commissioned YDreams to adapt the aquarium to the Lego brand for its stand at Lego World 2012.
YDreams’ virtual aquarium for the Intel booth @ Lego World 2012 (that took place earlier this year in Copenhagen) was distinguished with a Gold award in the AdverGame category @ the El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2012 XV International Festival, one of the most reputed advertising festivals in Latin América!
Below link to the entry, complete with project details and photos:
O ConcursoInovPortugal é uma iniciativa da Associação Acredita Portugal que se destina a empreendedores inovadores. Dele deverão resultar negócios com potencial de internacionalização, intensivos em inovação, de qualquer sector de actividade.
Todas as ideias são válidas, independentemente da fase de desenvolvimento em que se encontrem, por isso, devem fazer a sua candidatura em inovportugal.orgaté dia 4 de Dezembro:
Pessoas com uma ideia empreendedora;
Pessoas com uma ideia e o respectivo plano de negócio;
Pessoas sem uma ideia/projecto empreendedor, mas que gostavam de se juntar a uma equipa existente.
Pode candidatar até 3 ideias/projectos!
Após a fase de inscrições a Associação Acredita Portugal dá acesso, de forma gratuita, a um Curso de Empreendedorismoonline, denominado de DreamFactory, que ajuda a estruturar ideias em planos de negócio.