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iCandy: Imitation of Life

Robots run, swim, act, and fight like us

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Photo: Shen Jizhong/Xinhua/Landov
Now anyone can swim with the sharks. A film with a deep-sea exploration theme amazed audiences at the Haichang Backdrop Cinema in Yantai, China. The theater shows films on a 360-degree holographic movie canopy that puts viewers at the center of the action. The fish you could (almost) reach out and touch were the result of 3-D simulation technology combined with an LED lattice and a digital holographic sound system.

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