Access to information, cloud computing and deep learning can be simple and effortless. Smart devices in your
home, work, automobile and retail stores all interact with you in a seamless way with all your human senses.
This seamless connected interaction is safe, secure and protected from malicious attackers. These digital world
solutions for everyday activities will be enabled by next generation i.MX applications processors.
At NXP FTF 2016, the i.MX Innovation Area featured a variety of different interactive experiences like the ones
described above and made them real. They are filmed in 360 degrees so you can enjoy an immersive experience with a headset/viewer or even straight from
your phone or laptop by moving side-to-side and up-and-down.
Join us as we take you through each of these showcases in a five-part series of the i.MX Innovation Area.
Computer Assisted Billiards in Action
What it is This showcase demonstrates the use of a common surface for human-machine interaction, experienced through
computer-assisted billiards. You can ‘call your shot’, participate in augmented reality pool games and
compete with friends.
How it works The surface of the billiards table is transformed into a mathematical model of a matrix through the use of
vision systems. Objects are detected and classified as they enter the matrix to determine desired actions and
communication using light or sound. Motion of the objects are mapped as a disturbance to the matrix, similar
to waves propagating from the impact of a pebble hitting water. The physical mapping is used to predict and
show the outcome of the objects.
i.MX 8 series applications processor Director, NXP Semiconductors
He has more than 20 years of experience in the microprocessor industry where he has
held product and technical roles in the application, mobile, desktop and server
processor areas. He focuses on the definition and production of advanced application
processor products for consumer, industrial and automotive markets. A graduate of
the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Computer Science, he lives in
Austin, Texas and holds three patents.