Thursday, October 19, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Cut iPhone 8 Production by 50 percent: report
HTC U 11 Plus is Coming Next Month
2017 LG OLED TVS to Offer Dolby ThureHD Lossless Sound
Samsung and LG Showcase Next-generation Displays at IMID 2017
Samsung Unveils New Hardware/Software Turn-Key Solution For IoT Data Security
LG, Qualcomm to Jointly Develop Connectivity Solutions for Autonomous Cars
Samsung Unifies IoT Services Under SmartThings, Announces Bixby 2.0, AR Capabilities to Galaxy smartphones, a 360 Round Camera
HP Launches the Powerful ZBook X2 Detachable PC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Google Wants To Remove The VR headset


Google's researchers have used a headset removal technology to enhance Mixed Reality, allowing the medium to not only convey a VR user's interaction with the virtual environment but also show their face in a natural fashion.



Virtual reality lets you experience amazing things - from exploring new worlds, to painting with trails of stars, to defending your fleet to save the world. However, if you're watching someone else use VR, it's hard to tell what's going on and what they're seeing. And if you're in VR with someone else, there aren't easy ways to see their facial expressions without an avatar representation.

Daydream Labs and Google Research teamed up to start exploring how to solve these problems. Using a combination of machine learning, 3D computer vision, and advanced rendering techniques, the researchers are now able to "remove" headsets and show a person's identity, focus and full face in mixed reality. Mixed reality is a way to convey what's happening inside and outside a virtual place in a two dimensional format.

Using a calibrated VR setup including a headset (like the HTC Vive), a green screen, and a video camera, combined with accurate tracking and segmentation, you can see the "real world" and the interactive virtual elements together.

The first step to removing the VR headset is to construct a dynamic 3D model of the person's face, capturing facial variations as they blink or look in different directions. This model allows us to mimic where the person is looking, even though it's hidden under the headset.

Next, the researchers use an HTC Vive, modified by SMI to include eye-tracking, to capture the person's eye-gaze from inside the headset. From there, they create the illusion of the person's face by aligning and blending the 3D face model with a camera's video stream. A translucent "scuba mask" look helps avoid an "uncanny valley" effect.

Finally, the researchers composite the person into the virtual world, which requires calibrating between the Vive tracking system and the external camera. The end result is a complete view of both the virtual world and the person in it, including their entire face and where they're looking.

Headset removal is poised to enhance communication and social interaction in VR itself with diverse applications like VR video conference meetings, multiplayer VR gaming, and exploration with friends and family.



Previous
Next
AMD Launches Ryzen PC Chips, With A Price And Performance That Could Threaten Intel        All News        Toshiba Starts Sampling 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Flash Memory
Kaspersky Launches 'Secure Operating System'     General Computing News      Toshiba Starts Sampling 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Flash Memory

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Facebook Introduces Oculus Go, an $199 VR Headset that Doesn't need Your Smartphone
Intel Kills Project Alloy VR Headset
Pimax Launches First 8K VR Headset
HTC VIVE Develops Premium Standalone VR Headset for the China Market
Lenovo Introduces New Star Wars Augmented Reality Headset
Intel to Bring Virtual Reality and 5G to Olympic Games
Shipments of AR/VR Headsets Gain Momentum
Google Teams Up With Sharp to Advance Adoption of LCDs in VR
U.S. Remains the Top Market for VR, Followed by Japan
Holograms Could be the Future of Near-eye Displays
Google Dedicates Second Day of Google I/O on Daydream, Tango, and Developer tools for VR and AR
React VR Library Lets Developers Create VR Experiences By Using Javascript

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .