I was invited to a gadget geek/IT entrepreneur/web industry last week and had the chance to meet some of the Japanese rock stars in this area, for example Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the guy who made Sega Rally and Rez.
The CEO of Geisha Entertainment Tokyo [JP] was also present and personally delivered a demonstration of his company’s flagship product, Cybermaid Alice. http://blip.tv/play/ih_irhiJ5FQ
As you may remember, Alice is an Augmented Reality figure that can be “touched” and manipulated with sticks. Watch the videos I made during the presentation to get a better understanding of the application and judge for yourself. The retail version of Cyber Alice is available here for users living outside Japan for $145 plus shipping.