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VR Prototypes Reveal Facebook’s Surprisingly Critical Research Directions

VR Prototypes Reveal Facebook’s Surprisingly Critical Research Directions

A short while ago, Tested posted a video all about hands-on time with virtual reality (VR) headset prototypes from Meta (which is to say, Facebook) and there are some genuinely interesting bits in there. The video itself is over an hour long, but if you’re primarily interested in the technical angles and why they matter …

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Amazon shows off latest warehouse robot prototypes

Amazon unveiled its first “fully autonomous mobile robot” and other machines designed to operate alongside human workers at its warehouses. In 2012 the e-commerce giant acquired Kiva Systems, a robotics startup, for $775 million. Now, following on from that, Amazon has revealed multiple prototypes powered by AI and computer-vision algorithms, ranging from robotic grippers to …

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Meta Reality Labs VR headset prototypes

Meta’s latest VR headset prototypes could help it pass the ‘Visual Turing test’ | Engadget

Meta wants to make it clear it’s not giving up on high-end VR experiences yet. So, in a rare move, the company is spilling the beans on several VR headset prototypes at once. The goal, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is to eventually craft something that could pass the “visual Turing Test,” or the point …

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Mark Zuckerberg has so many VR headset prototypes to show us

Mark Zuckerberg has so many VR headset prototypes to show us

Meta’s Reality Labs division has revealed new prototypes in its roadmap toward lightweight, hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics. The breakthroughs remain far from consumer-ready, but the designs — codenamed Butterscotch, Starburst, Holocake 2, and Mirror Lake — could add up to a slender, brightly lit headset that supports finer detail than its current Quest 2 display. …

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Meta Reveals VR Headset Prototypes Designed to Make VR 'Indistinguishable From Reality'

Meta Reveals VR Headset Prototypes Designed to Make VR ‘Indistinguishable From Reality’

Meta says its ultimate goal with its VR hardware is to make a comfortable, compact headset with visual finality that’s ‘indistinguishable from reality’. Today the company revealed its latest VR headset prototypes which it says represent steps toward that goal. Meta has made it no secret that it’s dumping tens of billions of dollars …

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