Click's first live stage performance from the BBC's New Broadcasting House. The team tests some of the best technologies seen in 2016 live on stage.
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This is it, the very first Click Live.
We are filmimg in front of a studio audience of 250 people.
We have eight amazing tech demos that haven't been
It's going to be fun, it's going to be terrifying,
Why is there a laptop on your knee? Because we haven't finished writing
the show yet! Is that a bad thing to be doing this close?! Hello? Hello?
We have a saying in television, never work with children, animals or
computers because they are the most unpredictable things you can get in
a TV recording environment. Is there anybody there? Well, that was
interesting. Hello? Hello? Can you see me? Can you see me? I'm not sure
the system is quite stable yet. Anyway, are you ready? Yes! I said,
are you ready? Let's go! APPLAUSE Thank you so much, thank you for
coming. I'm so excited about this. Our very first click live! I just
wanted to check who has heard of us, who has seen us on the TV?
Brilliant. That is more viewers than I thought we had! Who haven't seen
as before but thought that came along? Yeah! Brilliant! Who thought
they were coming to a recording of the One Show? LAUGHTER It's too
late, we've got you now! And hopefully we are going to blow your
mind is tonight. The first thing we may notice is between you and me,
there is a very strange transparent screen. I'm not sure if that's your
protection or mind. That is part of the holographic projection system
that brought the better looking me to life. We are going to tell you
how the hologram works but first I have to introduce you to the other
half of this show, she is 100% real, Kate Russell! APPLAUSE
Awkward geek hugs! Physical contact doesn't usually happen! Can we run
the next holographic demo? Let's see what we've got. OK! Right now, we
are in a holographic fish tank. I don't like the way it's looking at
me! I'm just going to... LAUGHTER I'm going to get some volunteers up.
He wants to get eaten by a shark? We are going to find out more about how
this works. To do that I'm going to invite on the man who came up with
the idea. Please welcome him! APPLAUSE
So, this is not actually a hologram, is it? Talked a lot about the
technology. It's not a hologram in the true sense but it is giving a
holographic effect. We've created an ultralight wave, and incredibly
transparent fabric. We can stretch this in any size and scale and
activated by projection technology. Now for something really special.
Everything you've seen so far has been pre-recorded including me at
the front. Now we are going to attempt what we think is the first
ever live interview by hologram. We have pulled out all the stops to
bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. We are going to
our first guest. Are you there, Obi-Wan Kenobi? Hello my friend. And
all of those at the Click Academy. Now we are going to make a very
special call to the doctor. Are you there? Yes, I am here in a sense but
it's just that you are not there, if you understand me. It's a bit
difficult to explain really. LAUGHTER It's the Doctor, everybody!
APPLAUSE One more guest. Really, him? Is he
now making stuff up? OK! Please welcome to the stage, the
President-elect Donald Trump! I've got to say, we are going to build a
wall. It's going to be awesome and we're going to build it out of
hologram is so the Mexicans can walk straight through it. LAUGHTER Police
say a huge thank you to one of the greatest impressionist John Culshaw!
APPLAUSE Our next team are changing lives.
Welcome to the stage Professor B and his team from Imperial College
London! We are not showing things that are... We are showing our
current development. There is or is up and downs in terms of getting it
running together, there's definitely some nerves involved in that on the
stage. We from the bioelectronics laboratory at Imperial. The way we
look at it is, no one really knows what it is. So we get to do whatever
we want. This is a robotic hand. Chris is manipulating that robotic
hand but he's actually using this device here, which is listening to
him flexing his muscles. Yes, actually at listening to him. If
Chris was missing a hand on trying to manipulate things about on his
own, that hand could replace his hand. You see how it's mimicking the
movements of his other hand. We have a robotic arm picking up and
dropping small stress balls. I dropped one of the table in the
dress rehearsal but hopefully that will go fine. We've been working a
lot with people missing limbs. Imagine if he was operating a robot
in space. He can move his arm, have the fingers move and perform
delicate operations. The US Navy is looking at this to help people
disarm bombs. We've looked at technology that allows you to
control brings through electromagnetic impulses, but you
say this is listening, how does that work? If you want a quick example,
when you're going to bed tonight, but your ear against your bicep.
Form a good seal and slowly flex your bicep. What you'll hear if you
form a good seal between your ear and bicep, you'll hear this rumbling
sound. That's the sound of your muscle fibres vibrating when they
move and rebel against one another. It produces something we can pick
up. His muscle fibres are moving ever so slightly on a microscopic
scale. They are picked up by that blue band he's wearing and the band
is transferring the signals to operate the hand. Let's move over
here, and we have got James. James is going to play a game for us. He's
sporting a nice 1970s look, apparently he's got legwarmers under
his jeans! We've never really done anything like this before. We've
demonstrated at exhibitions, we've been to London Tech week but we've
never had cameras pointed at us. We've never done anything live with
an audience so it's quite exciting. James is actually blinking to
control the Mario Pasalic stuff. You can see that on these screens in the
front there. James is using just one sensor. It's picking up the muscles
that move when he brings his eyes and in response he is playing this
video game. We are looking at this, for example, if any of you have done
an ice bucket challenge, we are hoping this can help ALS patients
communicate with their computer. This summer we have a man who
couldn't move or speak because he was locked in, playing a video game
by blinking his eyes. That's what they are hoping to move towards.
James, you are blinking good at this game, can I say! Thank you very
much. APPLAUSE We've got Chris on a bike. What are
we looking at here? What Chris is doing is with the band similar to
what he wore with the arm. The chain on the bicycle is shifting in
response to him twitching his arms, so he's changing gears without
moving his fingers at all. A huge round of applause for our brilliant
guests! APPLAUSE We all love fairy animals, nice,
fluffy fairy animals. Sometimes technology can be responsible for
helping our feathered and ferry friends out of very dire situations.
Please, watch this video. I have to say, I was a little bit
cheeky there. Because we were feeling what you felt during that.
Those of you wearing your wristbands, hold them up please.
What colour are they? Some very excited people over there! We are
here with our emotional sensing wristbands. They measure how excited
or possibly stressed you are. Today we are giving them out to the
audience members and they are going to be taking part in an experiment
to see how excited they've got. You've worked with Lady Gaga. Why
would you do this in the context of your work, working with big
performers? Fans get super excited. We've toured with a lot of music
artists and we stood side-by-side with the Black eyed peas, 80,000
people really excited. You'll notice they were changing colour but that's
not the only way you can tell what's going on. What have you been doing
to help us show our viewers and our audience what their feelings are
like? We've never tried up these biometric wristbands before so it's
very exciting. We've done a lot of real-time data visualisations from
audience generated feeds. You can see what we were looking at there
was obviously be emotional pulses. If it's blue, you are feeling strong
intense emotions, down to those of you who are emotional deserts! Your
wristbands would have remained white throughout. Now we are going to take
you to Mars. To do that we need a couple of experts. Would you please
welcome from California, from Nasa's jet per polls in laboratory! ! --
jet per and. APPLAUSE Alex, we also need some Martian
astronauts. We've got three Martian Ashkelon. What are they seeing and
what are they using on their heads to do it? They are wearing an
augmented reality device and they are seeing the most accurate 3-D
model of Mars that's ever been made. This is the best reconstruction of
Mars that we can make, given the data that we have. I think this is
Kate's point of view you are seeing. This isn't CGI, these are real
photographic images stitched together in a 3-D landscape.
Exactly. We built a landscape so our scientists and engineers can walk
around on Mars. Why would they want to do that, is it just a toy? It's
not. The tricky thing about driving a robot on another planet is nobody
can tell us where the robot is and what the surrounding scenery looks
like. Whenever we take a picture, you're taking the 3-D world and
compressing it into 2-D and distorting it and losing
information. Around four processor our astronauts please. APPLAUSE
We're going to switch to another demo and bring Victor on. Next we've
got a video of how they are using them in Nasser. Run the video and
tell us why on earth would you give Hollow lends to astronauts because
they are already there doing the call stuff? Nasa is trying to send
astronauts further than they've ever been before. For them to do that,
they have to do their work more effectively by themselves without
the help of mission control. How does it help them to do that?
Technologies like these and these applications we're showing you will
enable them to do the procedures by themselves. Giving them 3-D
instruction guides, allowing them to walk around their station and have
guides walking them through the procedure. It's like a training
manual when you look at a button and it says, don't press this one!
Exactly. Apart from on the space station, who might use this? Why
might we be using augmented reality when things appear in your vision in
the future? There's a lot of industries using it right now,
architecture, medical, automobile. The thing it is most tangible with
is party planning or building your own space, your own house, picking
furniture and placing it in specific spots before buying anything. What
we are going to do now is an augmented reality experience where
astronauts will be able to see us but there will also be something in
the middle of the stage. What is going to be in the middle of the
stage? This is the March 2020 Rover. It's not been built yet. It's only
in the design stage. They can see you but they can see this Rover in
the way. You can see them, you can't see anything so they look like a
couple of loons. Who would use this? Right now we are using it on many of
our missions, as spacecraft designers, our mechanical engineers
are able to design. Being able to visualise this tool before they
build it. It's been an amazing tool for them to use. I'm hearing we've
got time for one more volunteer. If there's anyone else who would like
to experience it? I have to have a go. I have to come onto the stage
and have a go with the Hollow lends. I've always wanted to look at Mars!
APPLAUSE My goodness. This is inspiring me.
What a very fine Rover that is! I think that will be very good at
navigating around. However I don't think we can park it there. It might
get clamped! John Culshaw, thank you so much! Also Victor and Alex!
APPLAUSE You can keep it! How much fun was
that? Would you please welcome to the stage, James Veitch! APPLAUSE
I'm single. A few years ago I was on a dating website, Guardian soul
mates, have you heard of it? Do you want to admit to that? I was doing
OK. It was all right. Then I was booted off. I got an e-mail that
said we are writing to let you know that you're dating profile breached
our terms and conditions and won't be visible to other users. Profile
picture should not contain people other than yourself. I could not...
This was the picture I was trying to make my profile picture. LAUGHTER
They weren't actively hostile so I think it was OK. I think I make them
laugh. It's weird to talk about your dating life in front of people. It's
not something normal people do. I was annoyed with them for having
given me the runaround. I had a bit of spare time. So what I did was I
sent them letter. From the dock. LAUGHTER It has come to my attention
James Veitch has been using my image without my permission! My comedy is
about technology, really. I've always been fond of gadgets. I think
it is nice. It's fun to be chatting in the green room. I've literally no
idea, I'm just saying words. But I like it and I like all the people
around me being geeky. It's refreshing. One girl said the
message and said, how is he taking the picture, he's got no arms!
That's your issue with this? APPLAUSE
Thank you James! Please welcome to the stage Stephen McNeil and Rob
Shakespeare! APPLAUSE So, you tour the country playing
group video games. How on earth did that come about and why didn't I
think of it? About three years ago I started doing live video game show.
Up in Edinburgh at the fringe Festival is a long month so we
thought if we got our friends really drunk and got them to swear at each
other while they play video games, we could charge people to watch it.
You're laughing but that turned out to be far more successful than the
jokes which written for five years! That's now a TV show. Robb, the sexy
genius in the red shirt, he was technical manager on the TV show but
also invented this technology which you will hopefully looked into which
allows everybody to play along with us. Either it's going to be amazing
or they are going to watch me have a breakdown because it won't work.
While I panicked at the laptop. You've broken record, haven't you?
Rob a record. A proper record. It was on our programme as well. We had
our residency where we develop all the new stuff. Rob broke the record
for the number of people to play a single game of Pong. It was awesome.
Shall we do it? I hope so, I don't know if it's going to work it! If we
get no reaction my wife was right and I am a failure. On Kate's team,
you're the blue team. This side, you are the red team. One, two, three!
You should now get those buttons. You get an up and they down RA. I
would recommend up for Spencer's team. You get a freebie. That's OK.
Would like to see the blue one move. Yes, it moved. First five points
wins. You are annoyingly good at the game. I'm very excited because
normally are not allowed out of the house. They are going to lose their
minds, it's going to be awesome. Work together. That's better. Oh my
goodness me that's fast! Keep playing! One more point will do it!
You aren't even looking! A single point for Spencer. It's a victory
for the red team! APPLAUSE I'm exhausted! Thank you so much for
coming. Goodbye and get out of here! APPLAUSE
This is the most work I've done in a long time! It was brilliant! The
game was quite exciting abbey and! -- at the