Tomorrow Daily 036: Augmented reality social media, a cooperative robot swarm, and more

On today's show, we're talking about the new augmented reality social app Traces, Harvard's self-assembling Kilobots, and a setup that lets you drive a real car like a third-person game.

We kind of love the concept of Traces, a new social app that lets you leave things like music, tickets, texts, and other fun things inside a GPS-marked, augmented reality "bubble" for your friends to find via their devices. Also today, Harvard's Kilobots work together to create different shapes, and Tom Scott makes his friends drive an obstacle course.

That last one sounds pretty boring, until you realize he made them wear video goggles and forced them to "see" in a third-person perspective via a following drone. Then it's a little crazy.

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Tomorrow Daily 036 [mp3]: Augmented reality social media, a cooperative robot swarm, and more

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Rich DeMuro is a tech enthusiast who has been tinkering with gadgets since the days of CompuServe and 386 computers. He hosts a syndicated Tech Report for local TV news stations nationwide and lives in Los Angeles. These days he's all about mobile devices and doing his best to limit his 3-year-old son's iPad time.

Ashley Esqueda

Ashley Esqueda is a Senior Editor at CNET TV, currently hosting the new show Tomorrow Daily. She is comprised largely of ham and cheese, and there's nowhere she won't go to get a laugh (especially at her own expense). In her spare time, she greatly enjoys karaoke, feeding her Diablo 3 addiction, and hanging out with her husband, Jimi. See full bio

 

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