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Disney has always been about imagination and the ability to blend real world and augmented reality into magical journeys. Well as technology has changed, so has Disney’s ability to create these experiences.

Disney Research recently began a journey to discover how they could use augmented reality and mixed reality experiences to create social experiences. They have created something called the Magic Bench which is a blend of augmented and mixed reality that groups of people can participate in.

The system uses camera’s and depth sensors to identify how many people are present, where they are facing and alert the participants when a virtual “digital actor” is present. Take a look.

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