Facebook Reality Labs Present An Augmented Reality Face To Its Oculus Software
The chief scientist, Michael Abrash (Facebook Reality Labs), explained that the latest update seemed like a silly idea. He called it a novelty at best. He said that the update was an essential step in the development and that he doesn’t tell researchers how or what to do. He has faith in his research and says that this trust and freedom would be the foundation for breakthrough tech.
These comments from Abrash regarding the update were on FRL’s recent reverse passthrough VR system that allows the user to see the world outside whilst wearing the headset. It can also be used as a reverse passthrough VR system, allowing the outside world to see the VR headset’s user’s face. This technology was developed because if the user steps outside of the augmented world, the system will activate and allow them to see all around them. The VR headset would provide the aid of cameras that can be seen from the outside.
Although this may seem like an incredible work feat, the world not seeing the user’s reaction, and eyes are still in development. It would be embarrassing for people to see the headset when they make eye contact with someone outside. Unless the software augments the display behind the headset by attaching a second screen to the outer surface, it would not be possible to see the eyes. Abrash stated that this idea was a novelty.
Matsuda led the update program that released the new headset before the SIGGRAPH conference, where it will be presented as FRL’s entry. Animations of animated eyes were used to solve the problem of showing the sights and capturing reality. Virtually everyone could see the actual eyes behind the headset. To prove its effectiveness and efficiency, beta and in-person testing is still required. The resultant device is similar to an oval frame. It also looks like huge glasses that magnify your vision.
A Facebook spokesperson said that this was not something extraordinary expected from the company. HTC already uses face tracing to make its headsets. Facebook is also actively working on Light Field Displays to improve social interactions in uncertain times.