Future Worlds @ CES 2018 – Day One


Future Worlds

11 January 2018

For the third year running Future Worlds, the University of Southampton’s on campus startup incubator, are taking a delegation of startups and spinouts to showcase their technologies on the global stage that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. This year the enormous event was tipped to be bigger than ever, with talk of 200,000 delegates registered to attend, and an exhibition space which would sprawl far beyond its previous boundaries.

Future Worlds’ Director, Reuben Wilcock will be writing a daily blog over the next 7 days talking about the teams’ experiences and observations at the largest tech show in the world.

“Touching down at McCarran International Airport after a pleasantly uneventful flight, we collected up our bags which were bulging with Future Worlds flyers and an impressive array of demos and sailed through customs to the arrivals hall. As in previous years, CES had a badge collection stand right there in the airport so we handed over our barcoded registration slips in exchange for our entry passes. And so off we travelled to our apartments at Polo Towers in beautiful sunshine and with high expectations for the week ahead. Our Future Worlds stand would be promoting 34 startups and spinouts from the University of Southampton and offering live demos from three. The first was the latest immersive 3D audio soundbar from Soton Audio Labs, which many of you will remember from last year. The second was a new startup from the Future Worlds incubator called Aura Vision Labs that uses computer vision and deep learning to track and estimate the demographics of people captured on CCTV cameras. And the third was Handy Kanji, an app that helps users learn how to write the intricate Japanese Kanji forms.”

Read more from the Future Worlds’ teams’ first day in Las Vegas: www.futureworlds.com/blog

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