"Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily" on August 6Name one superpower or item you'd most like to own. Is there a teleportation of the Marvel hero Nightcrawler? Or Doraemon's "Any Door"? Now, with the help of technology, that fantasy can also touch reality.
According to the Physicist Organization Network,Canadian scientists have achieved the first international two-way holographic transmission-- transmitting one person as a hologram from Alabama to Ontario, Canada, and the holograms of the rest of the team to Huntsville, Alabama.
Holoteleportation is a combination of holograms and long-distance teleportation, in which a hologram of a person or object is teleported instantaneously to another location.
Specifically, it creates a hologram of an object (or person) and sends it to its destination. The user at the other end puts on a hololens and sees the transmitted image. If two people are both wearing hololens, they can interact in virtual reality, such as shaking hands with the person on the other end of the virtual reality. Of course, the technology is not yet a tactile experience, just holding the void.
“We 'transport' a person from Alabama to Ontario, Canada, across the border without paying a ticket."Says project leader Dr Adam Selek, a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario.
Of course, the ultimate goal of this technology is to shine in fields like medicine and space exploration.
The researchers say the technology, which currently costs around $5,000, could provide significant savings in healthcare costs. It can also provide health care to remote areas. The project's researchers are planning to integrate tactile features into the hololens in the future.
What's interesting is the person behind this demonstration, Microsoft,The Hololens used by the researchers are Hololens, mixed reality glasses provided by MicrosoftThis demonstration is not Microsoft's first holographic teleportation example.
Last October, NASA successfully teleported a doctor hologram to the International Space Station.
At that time, NASA used a Microsoft Hololens Kinect camera and a PC equipped with custom software from Aexa to deliver real-time 3D images of NASA flight surgeon Josef Schmid to the International Space Station.
Microsoft also make a mixed reality for holographic transmission Mesh service platform, the platform allows people who work in the different physical location through different types of equipment, in the form of virtual image even holographic projection collaboration, sharing, will be the most realistic project yourself in MR world communicate with people, like in the real world to interact with people.
However, it is not easy to maintain the stability of holograms. High-precision virtual face and motion tracking need cloud computing to help solve many problems such as computing, hardware, rendering, storage and so on. The underlying layer of Mesh is Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure, which has accumulated huge computing resources and data.
It's worth noting that Google, in addition to Microsoft, is also working on the "black technology" of holographic teleportation, and has achieved some success. Project Starline Google is one of a new generation of hardware equipment, the product is designed to realize the 3-d, users do not need to wear hardware devices, but by high resolution sensors, dozens of depth of field scanning sensors and 65 - inch "light field displays" regenerate a real-time 3 d model, similar to a virtual or augmented reality sense, To achieve the effect of being "far away" but "close at hand" (see picture below).