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The Mei-Chan 3D Guide Helps Navigate With "Human" Interaction

 - May 10, 2011
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Some people have no problem reading maps in unfamiliar cities, but for those who get more out of a conversation and pointing fingers, the Mei-Chan 3D Guide is a brilliant idea.

The Nagoya Institute of Technology produced this digital directory to help visitors navigate the campus with ease. Wherever such a system is placed, a user can approach the double screen and be greeted by a helpful virtual anime character who knows the neighborhood better than Google Maps.

An outsider can effortlessly ask the avatar a question and be bestowed with verbal directions, realistic hand gestures, comprehensive interactive maps, images and more. The Mei-Chan 3D Guide will give travelers the information they seek without hesitation and with all of the knowledge of a local.