AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed

Nature has details on an AI-assisted breakthrough by Stanford University researchers that may eventually mean the end of bulky headsets for augmented reality. Headset mass is holding this segment back, as even Apple's used-car-priced Vision Pro is a chunky monkey, and Stanford claims AR support in a prototype unit the size of normal glasses. There's some proof-of-concept code on GitHub and a write up on ZDnet (thanks Max) calling this a "VR breakthrough," though the Nature article is about holographic AR and doesn't mention VR at all. But we'll still quote it to summarize the jargon-heavy article with the explanation of why this tech is revolutionary, along with the virtual reality check it may still be a decade out:
There is a limit to how small glasses can become when embedding traditional screens. But by changing the optical properties of the glass itself, scientists would be building on the most accepted augmented reality device in history: our glasses.

Unfortunately, what the Stanford team has now is a prototype. The technology needs to be developed much more to move from research, into fundamental science, into the engineering lab, and then on to productization. While the Stanford team didn't predict how long that would take, it would be a fair bet to assume this technology is at least five to ten years out.
View : : :
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older
12.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 22:08
12.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 22:08
May 16, 2024, 22:08
 
Try asking an AI approximately how many years until a T-800 could be built
“If we didn’t run at 60hz, boy, your reputation was shot.” - Ed Logg
Avatar 55594
11.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 16:03
11.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 16:03
May 16, 2024, 16:03
 
Timmeh wrote on May 16, 2024, 09:25:
Somehow we went from Ai being years away from being good to Ai being used in everything to make it faster and better... in like 24 months.
The nature of unpredictable (?) change: creeps slowly on you, then pounces when coalescing conditions meet.

Examples:
A doctor is cancer free a year after using a cure for a deadly type, that he himself developed.
Before it was incurable.
A personality said man would never fly, days later, the Kitty Hawk did.
People in this forum said, ... oh, let's wait some more
Avatar 58799
10.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 14:13
10.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 14:13
May 16, 2024, 14:13
 
Timmeh wrote on May 16, 2024, 09:25:
Somehow we went from Ai being years away from being good to Ai being used in everything to make it faster and better... in like 24 months.
Releasing into beta and iterating is faster than hardware.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
Avatar 22024
9.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 11:22
9.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 11:22
May 16, 2024, 11:22
 
I predict AR Breakthrough articles will surpass articles on magic battery tech advancements by the year 2949.
"I expect death to be nothingness and by removing from me all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism." Isaac Asimov
Avatar 58135
8.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 11:08
Prez
 
8.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 11:08
May 16, 2024, 11:08
 Prez
 
A whole mess of awesome stuff is being claimed lately...

I'm waiting for actual results. In like, ANYTHING.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Avatar 17185
7.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 09:25
7.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 09:25
May 16, 2024, 09:25
 
Somehow we went from Ai being years away from being good to Ai being used in everything to make it faster and better... in like 24 months.
6.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 16, 2024, 03:12
6.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 16, 2024, 03:12
May 16, 2024, 03:12
 
AR is going to radically change everyday life.
VR is amazing for gaming. This is the time!
“If we didn’t run at 60hz, boy, your reputation was shot.” - Ed Logg
Avatar 55594
5.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 15, 2024, 18:55
5.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 15, 2024, 18:55
May 15, 2024, 18:55
 
Dear jdreyer,
Then, maybe, you aren't completely meant for VR as you don't derive immense or enough pleasure like others do.

2 possibilities:
- You haven't a good enough VR system or it's not set correctly for lack of knowledge or experience.

Or

- Your body configuration, organic cabling (sight aquity), or psyche precludes a more thorough enjoyment.
Example: eyes too separate or too near for a good Interpupillary Distance (IPD) possible in the HMD, or hypermetropia, etc.

My IPD is carefully forced to a point partway between 2 of the 3 Quest 2 slot settings, but some people are outside of the available range.

Some like roller coasters, other don't.
Some easily lose their direction or position in RL, not my case.
Some love and appreciate (even as an art) volumes and the art of positioning things in a world, others doesn't get a pleasurable feedback.
Etc.
I have a dear friend that doesn't like music (and eggs!), in fact he hates any, doesn't know any song at all.
Extreme.
But others only appreciate the rythm and not the melodies: without drum hits a song is little for them.

I, instead, feel electricity like chills in my back and legs -a kind of barely orgasmic feeling- with many songs parts.
Moving in VR does something like that for me.
I feel something like it if I walk or turn rapidly with my eyes closed, a kind of rush that I love.

So, all of this will be meaningless or valid only to a point for those that can't get those sensations or do just in part.
Avatar 58799
4.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 15, 2024, 18:44
4.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 15, 2024, 18:44
May 15, 2024, 18:44
 
Keep it plugged in, it's literally pick it up click the power button place on head.

30 seconds to boot, tops.
3.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 15, 2024, 17:57
3.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 15, 2024, 17:57
May 15, 2024, 17:57
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 15, 2024, 17:38:
VR gaming is amazing now.
True, but it's also a hassle. If I have an hour to game, I don't usually want to spend 10 minutes setting up my VR rig.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
Avatar 22024
2.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 15, 2024, 17:54
2.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 15, 2024, 17:54
May 15, 2024, 17:54
 
Even though this is the eventual evolution of VR, I didn't expect a prototype like this so quickly. This could be on the market within a decade.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
Avatar 22024
1.
 
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed
May 15, 2024, 17:38
1.
Re: AR Glasses Breakthrough Claimed May 15, 2024, 17:38
May 15, 2024, 17:38
 
VR gaming is amazing now.
Avatar 58799
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older