Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. Could this be a new PSVR 2 controller? ” New PSVR 2 Controllers?

Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

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Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away. News Family Mart Remote-Controlled Robot Telexistence Telexistence Inc.

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Etee Is A Lightweight Finger-Sensing VR Controller With No Trigger

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During CES in January I tried a pair of controllers called “etee” that were lightweight with finger-sensing features. As I held them in my hands, a laptop screen showed which gestures and movements the controllers recognized.

Etee Kickstarter Launches for Finger-tracking Controller with SteamVR Tracking

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London-based hardware startup TG0 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Etee dev kit, a VR controller with integrated SteamVR Tracking. TG0 positions the controller’s button-less design and finger tracking as its main attractions.

Gear VR Controller Review

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Well over two years since the first Gear VR headset was launched (but just a few months after Google’s Daydream VR headset launched) Samsung is launching a motion controller for Gear VR which adds a new layer of interactivity and brings the headset’s input scheme in line with Daydream.

This Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station Replaces Your Faceplates

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This Oculus Quest controller charging station might have a fix for you. As it stands right now, each Quest controller uses a single AA battery, which you’ll often find runs out mid-session. That takes care of the controllers, but what about the headset itself?

New PS5 Controller Patent Has Larger Triggers But Is Missing Light Bar

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A new patent filed to a Japanese patent office revealed some possible minor details about the next iteration of Sony’s DualShock controller, to be launched alongside the PlayStation 5 in the 2020 holiday season.

Dual-Folding Fan Controller Brings The Sensation Of Weight To VR

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German engineers have created a VR controller that gives you the sensation of weight in VR. Haptic feedback from your controllers plays a pretty big role in your VR experience. Since then, the project has evolved into the Drag:on VR controller.

Table Tennis In VR Gets 3D Printed Paddle For Oculus Touch Controllers

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A project developed by mechanical engineers Florian Auté and Alexis Roseillier resulted in a 3D printed paddle, grip and holder for an Oculus Touch controller. So modifications to the controller would be needed to make that happen.

Valve Reveals More Detail on ‘Knuckles’ Motion Controllers

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Valve has lifted the veil somewhat on its Knuckles controllers, first revealed as a prototype last October at the company’s annual Steam Dev Days conference. It also has a handy strap-tightening system that lets you fit the controller snug, and release with a single hand.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.”

Watch: Sony Reveals Research On Next-Gen Finger-Tracked VR Controllers

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Past patents have suggested that Sony is working on finger-tracking for a new VR motion controller, possibly PlayStation Move 2, to be paired with an unannounced PSVR 2 headset. Watch the video below – this could well be the basis forSony next-gen PlayStation Move 2 VR controllers.

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New Quest Controller Charging Station Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Back in January, we wrote about the reveal of a new charging station for your Oculus Quest controllers. The company says the kit’s design stemmed from its own need for a fast charging solution for Quest controllers based on work with VR arcades.

Unofficial Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station Now Available For Order

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ONG Innovations’ Oculus Quest controller charging station is now available to order online for $79. As it stands right now, the Oculus Quest controllers use a single AA battery each. If you get a chance to try this Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station, let us know.

Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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Nreal Light AR glasses will get controller-free hand tracking in a near-future software update, thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm-backed Clay AIR. Controller-Free Hand Tracking. You can still opt for 6DoF controllers via Finch if you want, for an extra $200.

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers

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A smaller upgrade when compared to the massive changes brought on by the EV2 model, this latest update improves upon the EV2’ already solid design with a variety of improvements to the controllers’ ergonomic design and battery life. News Knuckle EV3 Devkit steamvr Valve Knuckle Controllers

Oculus Firmware Reveals New Touch Controller, Referencing Improvements To Tracking, Finger Sensing, Haptics

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A driver found by a VR developer in Oculus Quest’s firmware reveals new Touch-like VR controllers which may feature improvements to tracking, haptics, and finger sensing. A reference to ‘Oculus Jedi Controller For Oculus Del Mar’ was also discovered in the Oculus Mobile SDK.

Etee SteamVR Controller Creators Share ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Gameplay and Q&A

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Etee, the finger-tracking VR controller with SteamVR Tracking, has nearly reached its Kickstarter goal with plenty of time to spare. The Etee Kickstarter launched on April 1st, 2020, setting out to raise £45,900 (~$56,000) for Etee controller dev kits.

Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Hit FCC Preceding Spring 2019 Launch

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Oculus Quest may not have a specific release date yet, although now that both the headset and its Touch controllers have undergone FCC testing, there’s little left standing in the way of the headset’s launch this Spring.

Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller

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This prototype haptic VR controller from Microsoft Research suggests where Valve’s Index controllers could go next. The controller has a trackpad for your thumb protruding from one side. A New Type Of Haptic VR Controller.

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Valve: Some Optional Half-Life: Alyx Interactions Only Possible With Index Controllers

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Valve’s upcoming VR game Half-Life: Alyx works with all tracked PC VR game controllers, but some optional interactions are only possible with the company’s own Index Controllers. Owners of the original Vive controllers can replace them with Index Controllers for $279.

Batman: Arkham VR Gets Surprise Index Controller Support

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But, all the same, you can now do whatever a Batman can with Valve Index Controller support. The update adds full support for Valve’s new controllers. That means the controller’s finger tracking should work inside the experience. Get ready to thwip Just like Batman!

Pimax Unveils New Knuckles-style Controller, Supports SteamVR 2.0 Tracking

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Pimax, the company behind the wide field of view “8K” VR headset, today unveiled a new controller design intended to ship alongside their upcoming VR hardware. ” The company still plans on offering both thumbstick and trackpad style controllers.

You Can Now Set Up Oculus Quest’s Guardian With Controller-Free Hand Tracking

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Facebook says the latest update, version 16 of the system running Oculus Quest rolling out this week, allows the set up of “your roomscale Guardian boundaries without controllers by using hand tracking instead.”

Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

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The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. The update also ditches the Micro USB, found on current Vive controllers, in favor of a faster, USB-C connection. Vive Knuckle Controllers

Quest & Rift S Update Brings Controller Tracking Improvements

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While Quest & Rift S surely have the widest controller tracking coverage we’ve from similar inside-out systems, both had notable deadzones when bringing the controllers very close to the headset.

Developer Shows Microsoft’s VR Controllers in Action

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Earlier this week we shared our first hands-on with Microsoft’s VR controllers , but at the time the company didn’t allow us to document the session with photos or videos. The post Developer Shows Microsoft’s VR Controllers in Action appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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Unlike the Oculus Touch controllers, which take one AA battery each, the Cosmos takes two for each controller. This adds a fair amount of weight, but David also found that one pair of batteries only lasted 2-3 hours in a Cosmos controller.

Developer Videos Show Valve’s Knuckles Controllers in Action

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New footage of Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ controllers has emerged over the past few days, as developers begin to test out the new device. Valve have not revealed their plans for a consumer version of the Knuckles controllers at this time.

Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings Noticeably Improved Finger Tracking

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Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday. Some developers with prototypes of the controllers had previously reported issues with the finger tracking.

Facebook Updates Oculus Quest Controller Tracking And Adds Venues

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Oculus Quest owners should see their headsets update within the next few days to a software version with new controller tracking algorithms. Last month, Facebook rolled out an update on its testing channel that dramatically improves controller tracking on the PC-powered Rift S headset.

Valve’s Knuckles Controllers Get Ergonomic Improvements, Begin Arriving at Devs’ Doorsteps

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Having done the core R&D for what would become the Vive controllers, Valve is continuing to iterate on VR input. Though there’s no open application to get your hands on the SteamVR Knuckles dev kit, the new controllers are now shipping to select developers.

Hands-on: VR Motion Controller ‘Atraxa’ Offers Promising 6DOF Without Occlusion Issues

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The reference design, dubbed Atraxa , is available either as an enclosed controller, or as three bare PCB components: two trackers, and a single receiver. In fact, Magic Leap is so far the only major headset on the market that makes use of the technology in their Magic Leap Control.

Multiplayer VR Shooter Telefrag To Get PSVR Aim Controller Support

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Time to dust off the ol’ Aim controller; Anshar Studios’ Telefrag is set to support it. Still, this will no doubt make plenty of PSVR fans happy; the rifle-shaped Aim controller is one of the most immersive ways to jump into VR but precious few games actually support it.

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Now Activates Automatically When Not Using The Controllers

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Hand Tracking now activates automatically on Oculus Quest when you aren’t using the Touch controllers. Facebook added experimental controller-free hand tracking for Quest in December. To re-enable Touch controllers, you had to either disable the feature or reboot the headset.

Every Game That Supports Valve Index Controllers (So Far)

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Also arriving this week are the Index Controllers (previously known as the Knuckles controllers). But what games will you actually be able to play with the controllers? Controllers Experiences Gaming Hardware Valve Index VR Headsets VR Industry News Index Controllers valve inde

Nintendo’s Switch VR Labo Kit Includes a Genius Makeshift 6DOF Controller

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One of the accessories might look like a goofy ‘elephant’, but a closer look reveals a genius makeshift 6DOF controller made from some cardboard, stickers, and the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers.