Augmented Reality Expo 2018 featured over 250 companies with the most innovative augmented and virtual reality technology from around the world.
The 9th annual AWE USA 2018, the world’s #1 AR and VR conference and expo was held in Santa Clara, California on May 30 through June 1.
AWE (Augmented World Expo) amazed nearly 6,000 attendees, 400 journalists, and 250 exhibitors and featured over 400 speakers. AWE claimed it showcased the highest number of cutting-edge AR and VR solutions ever gathered in a single location.
The world’s most iconic brands including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Warner Bros., Google, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Oculus, and so many more were in attendance.
The event featured announcements that included new creations in enterprise, entertainment, cinema, smart wearables, sensing suits, vision and audio enhancement, mixed reality sports and 3-D smartphone technology.
From new gesture controls to high-definition haptic wear (AR for the blind), augmented reality “ears,” mixed reality sports and 3D smartphones, a lot of industry news was made at the expo for every organization, startup, and investor that attended.
Some of the new product highlights of the event included:
- ScopeAR debuted a new AR platform to deliver both real-time remote assistance and AR smart instructions.
- Resonai, in collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation, presented The Animaker, an immersive exhibit that invites visitors to collaborate with AI-powered robots.
- Kaayatech showcased its groundbreaking HoloSuit motion-capture suit, allowing users to fully immerse themselves.
“We head into AWE when XR is more widely exalted and explored than we’ve ever seen,” said Ori Inbar, co-founder and executive producer of AWE. “Thousands will come to Silicon Valley to experience the latest innovations, share information and derive inspiration from experts across all industries and applications. In 2018, every organization, startup, and investor will need to form an XR strategy or be left behind – and AWE offers all the ingredients to come out with a strong game plan.”
**AWE also announced the official dates for AWE Europe 2018 on Oct. 18-19 in Munich, Germany and AWE Tel Aviv 2018 on Nov. 5. Also announced was the latest schedule of AWE Nite meetups which take place monthly in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, and Chicago. Details of AWE Asia will be announced soon.