Developers Now Receiving Google’s Experimental 6DOF Controller Kits

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As soon as you plug it in, the controllers just appear (sometimes at the wrong place for a moment). According to Coulombe, the 6DOF controller kit is about as plug-and-play as we would have hoped, saying “[i]f you don’t have the faceplate plugged in, everything is normal.

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.”

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April. The post Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo appeared first on Road to VR.

Google: Don’t Expect 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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If you’re waiting on positionally-tracked controllers for Google’s latest entry into the Daydream platform, the standalone 6DOF VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo, you probably won’t ever see it, at least not from Google.

Google’s Daydream 6DOF Controllers Now Shipping To Developers

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The first unboxing video for Google’s 6DOF controllers hit the Web as the first wave of developer kits appear to be shipping out. The USB-C connector on the controllers is for “flashing” them, not for charging, according to a paper in the unboxing video.

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.

Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream

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Dual 6DoF motion controllers and a brand-new ‘See-Through’ AR mode make their way to the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Interestingly enough, however, the Mirage Solo’s single motion controller only supports 3 degrees of freedom, remaining more-or-less attached to the motion of the VR headset.

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Google’s 6DOF Controllers Shown With Trigger And Grip Buttons

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New photos of Google’s developer kit for 6DOF controllers show the complete button design, including trigger and a “grip” button right next to it. The controllers are part of a developer kit add-on for the Mirage Solo standalone VR headset. Google is currently accepting applications for the kit which comes with a faceplate for the headset that plugs into the side. This Solo controller is based on the capabilities and layout from earlier phone-based Daydream headsets.

Google-Approved VR Headsets With Motion Controller Coming This Fall

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Announced today at Google I/O 2016, VR team lead Clay Bavor revealed on stage that the company will be partnering with manufacturers to build Google-approved VR headsets based on an internally generated reference design. Check back for more Google VR news shortly.

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

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Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. A Google blog post describes the way the faceplate communicates with the controllers as a “unique optical tracking system” which “uses machine learning and off-the-shelf parts to accurately estimate the 3D position and orientation of the controllers.”

Google Files Patent Application For Hand-Controlled Mobile VR Headset

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New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

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This week the folks behind Google’s Daydream VR universe revealed they’d made a pair of new controllers. These new controllers are not (yet) available to the public, they’ll be sent first … Continue reading.

Guess What Google’s Daydream Controller Prototypes Were Made From

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Google Cardboard may be outmatched by the company’s new Daydream platform, but it was clearly instrumental in its creation. controllers hardware Clay Bavor Daydream daydream controller google cardboard google daydream

Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit Uses Ultrasonic Tracking

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HTC earlier this month revealed a 6DOF controller dev kit for the Vive Focus standalone headset. When HTC revealed the Vive Focus 6DOF controller dev kit earlier this month , the company wasn’t ready to share details.

Vive Focus to Get 6DOF Controller Mode, Optical Hand-tracking for Gesture Input

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While it’s exciting to start seeing 6DOF standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus and Mirage Solo, both unfortunately include a 3DOF controller which in many cases functions as an immersion barrier compared to a fully 6DOF VR system. 3DOF to 6DOF Controller Upgrade.

Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller

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Relieving your gorilla arm from using the trackpad on the Gear VR too much, Google has chosen to use a simple device for their new The post Everything You Need to Know About the Google Daydream VR Controller appeared first on UploadVR.

Samsung Announces New Gear VR with Touch Sensing Controller Included

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Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced the brand-new Gear VR with Controller, with 70 titles coming soon. The controller is said to add a deeper level of immersion, using motion sensors, and an intuitive touch pad and trigger input.

Google Adds Support For Two Controllers To Daydream SDK

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Google is showing indications that its operating system for VR could be evolving toward support of two-handed games. While it remains unlikely you’ll ever be playing Job Simulator or Tilt Brush on a Lenovo Mirage Solo or a Daydream View , the new addition to Google’s Daydream SDK could lay the groundwork for those titles and other great games like Beat Saber and Superhot to eventually run on future headsets powered by Google.

Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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Google has revealed new experimental controllers for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. READ: Lenovo Mirage Solo Review The new controllers enable Mirage Solo … Continue reading. Archive google Lenovo virtual reality vr

Gear VR Adds Xbox One Controller Support Starting With Minecraft Next Month

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Google Launches Android Chrome WebVR Support

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Google have launched WebVR support for the Android platform via the Chrome browser opening up this exciting platform to Android mobile VR users on Cardboard and Daydream users. SEE ALSO Google Daydream Review: Casual VR Closes the Gap.

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One of VR’s Best Party Games Now Supports Rift & Vive Motion Controllers

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Now the game has added much requested support for both Vive and Rift’s VR controllers. And now an update to the game has added support for both Oculus Touch and Vive controllers. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes now supports Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers!

Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

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Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe.

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Balancing Player Control & Authorial Control with “Virtual Virtual Reality”

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Virtual Virtual Reality by studio Tender Claws is a Daydream-exclusive interactive story that won the best VR experience at the 2017 Google Play Awards VR , and it’s one of my personal favorite interactive narratives within VR. Danny Cannizzaro.

Google Files Patent Application For Hand-Controlled Mobile VR.

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Google Files Patent Application For Hand-Controlled Mobile VR Headset A patent filed by Google in February and published Sept. Inventors listed appear to be members of the Google VR team, including Andrew Nartker, Clayton Woodward Bavor, JR.

Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration

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After announcing Daydream earlier this year, Google’s platform for high-end virtual reality on Android, the company has now says the Daydream VR SDK has reached version 1.0 ” See Also: Google’s (Day)dream: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users in a Couple of Years’.

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Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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These sorts of gaming-intensive interactions would ideally best be handled by something like Microsoft’s recently revealed motion controllers , but these critically do not support HoloLens, and are only for use with the company’s line of VR headsets.

Watch: Apelab’s Intriging New ‘Break a Leg’ Running on Gear VR’s Motion Controller

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Here’s the game running with the soon to be released Gear VR motion controller. The latest Gear VR headset will have its own dedicated motion controller, as announced at this year’s MWC and detailed at last week’s Samsung ‘Unpacked’ event.

Google Standalone Worldsense Headsets Use 3DOF Daydream Controller

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We’ve just confirmed with Google’s Clay Bavor that its upcoming standalone headsets from HTC and Lenovo will use the Daydream controller with three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and upcoming headsets from Microsoft have controllers offering full six degrees of freedom (6DOF). It was a headset that allowed you to move your head around freely in VR but it was paired with a controller that couldn’t replicate a simple reaching motion.

Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

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Scaling means getting developers to build VR experience that are not only fun, but highlight optimized, and Google wants to make that as easy as possible. SEE ALSO Google Bringing Native 'Tango' AR Support to Unity Later This Year.

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Google Daydream Review: Casual VR Closes the Gap

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Today marks the launch of Google’s high-end Android VR platform, Daydream , a major step beyond Cardboard and a serious competitor to Gear VR. At launch, Google is releasing five first-party Daydream apps, with another five coming from third-parties.

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Huawei VR Controller Appears in FCC Filings, Suggesting Mobile VR Headset Launch is Near

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Huawei’s VR ambitions seem to be materializing in the form of a bonafide mobile VR headset, as a recent FCC filing has revealed the existence of a VR controller featuring a design that ought to raise a few eyebrows. Huawei VR controller (left), Google View controller (right).

This App Lets You Control Your Smarthome Lights via Augmented Reality

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Voice-activated digital assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google currently have the upper hand for home automation integrations, but a new augmented reality mobile app promises to give homeowners and renters visual control over their connected appliances.

Google to Livestream Two Daydream VR Sessions Starting @10:00 AM PST

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Google’s newly announced Daydream VR platform , an initiative that’s poised to bring low latency VR to a number of select Android smartphones later this fall, wasn’t exactly what the Internet was expecting when it heard about Google wanting to make its own VR headset.

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Hack Makes ‘Google Earth VR’ Compatible With Rift and Touch

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Google Earth VR was launched this week to great excitement, except to Rift users who found out that the game wouldn’t work with their headset. Little more than a day later, a hack surfaced that adds compatibility for the Rift, Touch, and even Razer Hydra to Google Earth VR.

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VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

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Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. The post VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Announces Daydream ‘View’ VR Headset for $79

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Google today unveiled its first Daydream headset called ‘View’, a high-quality mobile VR headset that works exclusively with Android’s integrated VR support. SEE ALSO Google Announces First Daydream-Ready VR Phone - Breaking.

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Google Tests Interactive Learning with VR Espresso Machine, “People learned faster and better in VR”

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The team behind Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, is currently conducting experiments with the aim of broadening virtual reality’s usecase to include more interactive learning. image courtesy Google. SEE ALSO This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees.

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Google Announces ‘Blocks’, a VR App Like ‘Tilt Brush’ for Modeling 3D Objects

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Google wants to make it easier for VR/AR app developers to create 3D objects with its new app revealed today called Blocks, a program designed to let you build assets for the immersive mediums from within the VR headset itself. image courtesy Google. image courtesy Google.

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Google Patents Eye-Tracking System To Read Expressions For VR

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Google may one day make our virtual avatars more expressive by tracking our eyes. Google, however, wants to use an algorithm to scan a user’s expression in real-time and then translate that into a virtual expression on their avatar. If accurate, such a system could be revolutionary to social VR applications which, notably, Google doesn’t have yet. Google VR Industry News google

New Gear VR With Controller Hits Shelves Today

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More than 20 controller titles launching on day one. Unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset with motion controller is now on sale. So if you already own a Gear VR, you can pick up the controller for just $39.

Google Job Listings Point to New “Mass Production” AR/VR Hardware in the Pipeline

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Google launched the Daydream View headset late last year, the company’s first virtual reality hardware product. A slew of recent job postings however suggest significant new AR/VR hardware in the works from Google. Google News google google hiring google jobs google vr hiring

Google Opens Daydream App Submission to All and Publishes VR App “Quality Requirements”

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Google has put out the welcome mat and unlocked the doors to all developers wishing to develop apps for their Daydream VR platform, but in order to keep the standards high have also issued a “Quality Requirements” guide. Google’s Daydream View Headset and Motion Controller.

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