Fish On Wheels on TV

Last Thursday Fish On Wheels was part of the Belgian TV show “Scheire en de Schepping“. The fish driving car was already recorded for the Discovery Channel and an interview appeared on BBC radio, but this was the first time the car was presented to a studio audience.

The show itself has some resemblance with the BBC’s program “QI” and is a mix of scientific questions, humor and interesting recent news items. Every episode features four TV personalities as contestants that have to score points by answering questions to be able to decide a winner in the finale. One of these rounds involves a guest that presents a certain invention. The contestants have to guess what the invention is, but the guest can only answer with yes, no or maybe.

In the ninth episode of the third season Thomas de Wolf of Studio diip presented Fish on Wheels, along with some other computer vision projects. You can watch the whole episode on YouTube or immediately see this specific part of the show below:

Media attention “Fish on Wheels”

Right after we launched our “Fish on Wheels” all big tech-blogs started writing articles about it. After the tech-blogs, the normal news websites and even television shows followed. For days the “Fish on Wheels” movie was in the top 50 most watched movies on YouTube worldwide, with currently close to a million views on YouTube alone. A part of a Discovery Channel episode of Daily Planet was even recorded in our office. You can find the episode here on Discovery Channel (February 11th 2014).

Other shows about Fish on Wheels:

Toledo News Now:

Another fun video by Peter Anthony Holder:

A selection of articles on websites:
Engadget (First website to post about the Fish on Wheels!)
The Verge
Business Insider
NBC News
Daily Mail
– Verizon
University Of Technology Eindhoven / Cursor
Huffington Post
KIJK Magazine

McDonald’s uses Image Recognition to show the story behind your hamburger

To show people how real their food is, McDonald’s Australia created an iPhone app which uses Image Recognition. By determining what you are eating, in which McDonald’s you are and what time it is, the app will tell the story behind your hamburger with Augmented Reality. Check the movie for more details!





Broadcasting Bridge Matches from Lille

After being present at the 2nd World Mind Sports Games in Lille for almost 2 weeks now we have made a lot of progress. Our in-house developed broadcasting website is now a steady, fully working system where bridge fans can watch the matches that are covered by the Bridge Card Reader systems.

By now we have broadcasted over 200.000 bidding and card play records succesfully and had almost the same amount of visitors on our website.
Over at bridgetopics they made a short movie that explains the use of the Bridge Card Reader for Tournament Directors.

Picture by Elisabeth van Ettinger, NieuwInBridge