Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Oculus research laboratory led by Michael Abrash, and shows us some news in which they work to boost the development of virtual reality.
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has visited the Oculus research lab located in Redmon, Washington. A facility where scientists and engineers work side by side to create new technology in order to boost the development of virtual and augmented reality. The team led by Michael Abrash aims to make these technologies become what we all want: glasses small enough to take anywhere, software that allows you to experience anything, and technology that allows you to interact with the virtual world just as we do with the real one. “The technology that’s being built right now in this lab makes me want the future to come much sooner,” Zuckerberg says.
Below we show you all the photos that have been published and Zuckerberg’s comment:
We are working on new ways to bring our hands to virtual or augmented reality. Wearing these gloves, you can draw, type on a virtual keyboard, and even shoot webs like Spider-Man. That’s what I’m doing in the photo.
We are building our second anechoic chamber to conduct sound experiments. When it is finished, it will be one of the quietest places in the world, so much so that you will be able to hear the beating of your own heart.
When you make really small parts, you have to keep any surface clean to avoid defects. This room cleans particles 1000 times smaller than a speck of dust.
We have built laboratories that allow us to quickly create new types of lenses and devices to go beyond the limits of virtual and augmented reality. As the laboratory that includes a machine capable of cutting metal with a quality diamond and the 5-axis CNC milling machine in the photo.
So far all the information that Zuckerberg has shared on Facebook, after his visit to Redmond. As for the gloves shown, no details have been mentioned about their operation, nor about the different sensors that it has scattered around it, nor because it apparently has several LEDs of the visor covered. Of course, as you have indicated, they are experiments that may materialize in the future in some commercial product or remain in just that, tests to reach some other advance.