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Qualcomm and Sesame Workshop are currently working on an app using Vuforia augmented reality technology.

A prototype including a playset with figurines of Ernie, Bert and Cookie Monster was unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show on January 11, 2012, with Grover on stage. When a smart phone or tablet is pointed at the figurines and playset, they become animated on screen.

At CES 2013, they unveiled Big Bird's Words (with an appearance on stage by Big Bird) and Abby's Fairy Rock. Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative distributes content in India and China.

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Video Name Description
Vuforia by Qualcomm and Sesame Workshop Prototype Playset 00:36

Vuforia by Qualcomm and Sesame Workshop Prototype Playset

Sesame Street Playset Prototype A prototype playset with figurines of Ernie, Bert and Cookie Monster was unveiled in 2012. When a smart phone or tablet is pointed at the figurines and playset, they become animated on screen.
Big Bird Debuts New Augmented Reality App to Help Kids Read 05:00

Big Bird Debuts New Augmented Reality App to Help Kids Read

Big Bird's Words Big Bird's Words is an augmented reality app that recognizes words to help teach reading.
"Abby's Fairy Rock" - App Powered by Qualcomm 03:35

"Abby's Fairy Rock" - App Powered by Qualcomm

Abby's Fairy Rock Abby's Fairy Rock is a music-themed "app and TV experience." It "lets children turn a tablet into a guitar to learn about musical concepts such as tempo while interacting with Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby on a smart TV/STB Qualcomm development platform." Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio provided animated footage for the game developed by Two Bulls.[1]
Sesame Street Grover's Block Party Tech Demo 02:21

Sesame Street Grover's Block Party Tech Demo

Grover's Block Party Grover's Block Party is a letter-theme "app and TV experience," featuring Grover. Blocks are used to spell words, introduce animated letters and cue footage from the extensive Sesame Street library.

Sources

Sesame Street's Grover at Qualcomm's CES 2012 Keynote 05:21

Sesame Street's Grover at Qualcomm's CES 2012 Keynote

Grover at Qualcomm's CES 2012 Keynote.

  1. Jeremy Dickson, Sesame Workshop and Qualcomm team up on preschool app innovation, Kidscreen/iKids News, 8 January 2013.

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