Japan-based Developer Brings the Giant AR Gundam Robot on the Streets of Tokyo via HoloLens 2
Giant AR Gundam Robot on the Streets of Tokyo via HoloLens 2

Japan-based Developer Brings the Giant AR Gundam Robot on the Streets of Tokyo via HoloLens 2

Microsoft believes that the future of the HoloLens 2 is all about enterprise use cases. But who said that would stop the more creative-minded HoloLens developers from experimenting with the top-tier augmented reality device? The latest example of this fact comes from Japan.

Tokyo has an incredibly designed building called ‘Gundam’, which looks like a monstrous Gundam robot crouching among the typical structures in the vicinity. Also, a life-sized Gundam was opened to visitors in Yokohama, Japan, recently.

Now, Japan-based HoloLens developer Asahi Sakamoto (aka GeekHoloRanger) is bringing the iconic Gundam robots into the world of augmented reality. Sakamoto used the open-source 3D graphic application Blender to create the model and ported it to the HoloLens 2.

The experience is designed in a way wherein the giant Gundam appears in the sky and then descends to the streets of Tokyo, standing as tall as the 60-foot Gundam robot in Yokohama. The virtual Gundam is about 85 feet tall, according to Sakamoto, and is truly a sight to behold.

The timing for this couldn’t be better as a new Mobile Suit Gundam movie is set to hit the Japanese theaters this week.

Sakamoto’s experiment reminisces the official Godzilla and Microsoft collaboration a few years wherein the company programmed the ‘king of all monsters’ to virtually stomp through the streets of Tokyo.

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