From DisneyResearchHub. We present a system enabling users to accurately catch a real ball while immersed in a virtual reality environment. We examine three visualizations: rendering a matching virtual ball, the predicted trajectory of the ball, and a target catching point lying on the predicted trajectory. In our demonstration system, we track the projectile motion of a ball as it is being tossed between users. Using Unscented Kalman Filtering, we generate predictive estimates of the ball’s motion as it approaches the catcher. The predictive assistance visualizations effectively increases the user’s senses but can also alter the user’s strategy in catching.
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Imagine playing an immersive video game where you are battling robot attackers right in your own living room, or shopping for sneakers from the comfort of your sofa, with realistic 3D images of the shoes floating right in front of you. It sounds like science fiction, but a new tech company, Magic Leap, is about to make it all real with a new technology called "mixed-reality" -- or MR for short. Wire Magazine senior staff writer Jessi Hempel got to sample MR technology at Magic Leap's South Florida headquarters. She joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss her experience, how the technology works and why it could be a game changer. From CBS This Morning.
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