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Sesame Street Comes Alive In Augmented Reality With Qualcomm

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Qualcomm and Sesame Workshop, the producer behind Sesame Street, have joined forces to explore augmented reality experiences for children.

The duo have created a prototype playset that includes a tablet, and an application that uses Qualcomm’s newly branded Vuforia augmented reality platform, that brings physical toys to life. The prototype playset includes traditional elements such as common household objects, as well as figurines of classic Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie. When the tablet is pointed at the playset, the pieces and the play environment come alive through the tablet’s camera, transforming the playset into an interactive experience.

Qualcomm’s Vuforia platform transforms real-world objects into interactive experiences for use in gaming, interactive media and instructional applications.

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