The Interactive 3D Technologies team of Microsoft Research introduces "Holoportation," taking a huge leap forward in the augmented-reality game.
The HoloLens is already one impressive AR headset that has a lot to offer, including the capability of making a movie with holograms, and this development is yet another remarkable step for the future of AR.
Microsoft showcased technology via a recent YouTube video, featuring chief of the research group Shahram Izadi. The footage demonstrated how people who are in different places get to be in the same room thanks to the HoloLens, where they talked and interacted with each other.
"When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see, hear and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in the same physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face-to-face communication," Microsoft Research says.
Before wrapping things up, Izadi exhibited how the HoloLens can record AR videos and play them back, calling the experience as "walking into a living memory." He even minimized the whole recorded content, placing it on a small table.
Long story short, it's one heck of a magical sci-fi mean of communication - to be exact, it's just like the technology found in Star Wars. However, on that note, a consumer-ready version of this technology is still far from being on the horizon, not to mention that there aren't many practical uses for it at this point aside from virtual meetings and conferences.
It's also worth mentioning that this is possibly the very same technology that HoloLens creator Alex Kipman presented at his February 2016 TED Talk about "a futuristic vision of the age of holograms."
— Alex Kipman (@akipman) March 25, 2016
Don't forget to hit up the video below and see the awesomeness of Holoportation.