Using a Kinect sensor with a pair of video glasses, which can overlay virtual objects into a real world, this geek created a virtual girlfriend for himself to go on dates with. That’s right, “the character already has a range of movements thanks to her PC heritage, happily dancing around if she hears music, and skipping, jumping or simply walking after her ‘boyfriend’.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

Shadows appear around Miku’s feet, and if you swipe at her tie, it flutters in the breeze. So, while the music and movements combine to make this quite a creepy video, the technology on display is cleverly done, especially for what appears to be a literal ‘pet project’. It perhaps hints at what we will see in the future, such as virtual pets, when products like Google Goggles hit the mainstream.

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