Microsoft shows a new proof-of-concept: holoportation.
Microsoft wants to make holographic phone calls and video conferences as natural as face-to-face communication. Using 3D capture technology and their new HoloLens, they hope to transform their base of Skype conversations into 3D holographic conversations.
This comes from Microsoft Research’s Interactive 3D technologies (I3D) group who combines research on 3D graphics, computer vision, machine learning, novel hardware, augmented reality and NUI.
Their remit is to demonstrate radically new user experiences built using state-of-the-art vision and graphics algorithms, and novel sensing or display hardware. While their projects mix theory and practice (researching new algorithms and techniques), they also build complex systems, and demonstrate our results practically.Read more...