Image Based Virtual Reality
Image Based Virtual Reality is where the VR world is not textually described, or an interactive 3D landscape, but instead consists of a series of still images which you move in relation to. Such systems include QuickTime, MapWing, and other photo-based navigation systems.
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This image shows the output from a tiny broadcast drone one of the runner robots in Matriculated, literally excremented out of its posterior. It sunk into the ground and then began transmitting this simplified image. The reason being that all these machines see reality and virtual reality as interchangeable. As one of the characters said, and its true "all reality is virtual to them". So, when summoning reinforcements, keep it as simple as possible.
The above image from a mixed reality conference ? split between a physical location and a single virtual world ? illustrates yet again the problem with packing a large number of avatars into a single, small virtual space, under current technological approaches.
A mainstream media piece on the growing explosion of augmented reality gaming - combining physical and virtual data as one, in order to play location-based games.
A large image from the mixed reality conference ? split between a physical location and a single virtual world ? which occurred between the 17th and 18th of July 2009 at the University of Washington in Seattle, showing how the virtual and physical locations were seamlessly interlinked.
Industry news, originally posted 22-10-2003, deemed too important to allow to fade. Tholos Systems, an Australian-based firm, are looking to install 10 foot tall total-immersion, video-conferencing facilities in London and Vienna in 2004. These booths broadcast the image of the person (or people) on the other end of the line, along with the cityscape of the place they hail from, in one seamless image.
An interesting study looks at how we differentiate real characters from fictional characters, and its not done the way you might think. Instead, reality and fiction are highly subjective traits, different for each individual, depending on how their reality is based.
Understanding Virtual Reality is essentially a holistic introductory book, covering in a little depth, a wide swathe of issues, applications and advancements in and around the sphere of virtual reality.
In what is at once both a wondrous idea, and a dark disaster waiting to occur, the US department of defence has initiated a project to design virtual reality based, artificial intelligence surrogate mothers and fathers for the children of deployed military personnel.
This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on the subject of virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology?where it originated, how it has evolved, and where it is going. The authors cover all of the latest innovations and applications that are making virtual reality more important than ever before.
An AI-based unmanned stealth fighter jet, after being hit by lightning, decides to execute a top-secret mission that could result in global thermonuclear war ? the plotline from Stealth, a movie based on reality?
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A workshop on virtual reality hardware and software will take place from 30 November to 1 December in Stuttgart, Germany.
The workshop will present new trends in virtual reality hardware and software, organised around the fol...
Irrational fears and phobias. They can come from anywhere, seemingly at any time, and can tear a life apart, make you freeze in terror. Its estimated that only one in five people - a mere 20% - who suffer from some form of irrational fear s...
An installation at London's Dana Centre promotes the darker side of London life via virtual reality immersion. The Living Image display, the combined work of three artists is on display until the 28th of May.
VR has always ...
A recent patent filing by defense contractor Lockheed Martin gives us a peek into a portable virtual reality simulator the company is cooking up.
The patent application is titled: "Portable immersive environment using motio...
Shana Smith, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, is developing the computer-generated fires to help teach children about fire safety.
The virtual reality based training is ...