Google is trying to close the technology gap between Android's mobile platform and virtual reality mirrored Mirage Solo. To do this, it launches software support for new, experimental motion controllers capable of what is known as six degrees of freedom, or 6DoFF. Enabling the integration of the physical world and the virtual environment, the controllers help the reality glasses simulated by the position of hands.
The new experimental controllers for the Mirage Solo are the first virtual reality goggles released by Google, launched earlier this year. Virtual Mirror Reality Glasses do so-called inside-out surveillance, so no need for burdensome sensors, meaning the new virtual reality glasses have sensors and cameras that monitor our external environment just like autonomous vehicles. In combination with 6DoF traffic controllers, Google says that you will get a wireless VR experience, approaching VR based on higher-quality personal computers.
Google says this is a state-of-the-art product in virtual reality mobile and standalone reality. "Instead of using expensive external cameras and carefully calibrated sensors, our system uses machine learning and sensors to accurately measure 3D positioning and orientation of controllers," writes Jonathan Huang, Senior Product Manager for Google's Virtual Reality Glasses and Reality Division Increased. "We are excited about this approach because it can reduce the need for expensive hardware to make 6DoF experiences more accessible to more people."
In addition to running APIs to support third-party 6DoF controllers and expose the experimental Mirage Solo battery controllers that Google is currently distributing to developers, Google also announces a feature that works in watch mode. It makes it possible to see through Mirage's virtual reality goggles cameras, so you can wear virtual reality glasses and still interact with the real world without encountering objects or other people. This is possible thanks to WorldSense, the same internal tracking technology that allows Mirage batteries to run VR experiences where you move around the room, rather than staying in place.
"The integration of viewing mode with Mirage Solo's tracking technology also opens the door for developers to merge digital and physical worlds in new ways by building an enhanced reality prototype," Huang explains. "Imagine, for example, an interior designer capable of designing a new layout for the room by adding virtual chairs, tables and decorations to the actual space."
Google also supports Android VR apps in their virtual reality goggles, meaning you can enjoy any 2D experience in the Play Store in a 3D virtual environment. Huang says it will be easier to bring daydreaming - day dreaming if support for existing Android apps without completely restarting. While developers can apply through the Google website to try 6DoF's Sola Mirage controllers.