Japan’s NHK is hosting an online event to showcase its latest developments in broadcast technology, including a space-sharing content viewing system, a VR display of the future, and a robot that watches TV with the viewer.
The broadcaster’s Science and Technology Research Laboratories’ Open House event runs from 1st to 30th June.
It will include research conducted on immersive media, universal services and frontier science.
Among the topics up for discussion in the immersive media strand are a high-definition light-field reproduction 3D imaging system, advanced terrestrial broadcasting technology, and new content utilising augmented reality.
The universal services strand includes research on web-based media technologies for various viewing environments, haptics, and a companion robot that watches TV alongside the viewer.
Frontier science will focus on depth-expression technology for 3D video, computational photography and quantum dot light-emitting diodes with high colour purity.
More details are available at the event’s website.