OPPO AR glasses benchmark Microsoft HoloLens, who gave the confidence?
"When we are gradually dissatisfied with interacting with the virtual world through the screen, OPPO is exploring a new device to create a digital twin window. With the dual blessing of 5G and AI, how do users get a better virtual and reality fusion experience? ? Yes, you will next see OPPO open the first key of the digital twin-OPPO AR glasses. "At the just-concluded OPPO Future Technology Conference, Liu Chang, Vice President of OPPO and Dean of the Academy, is OPPO. The launch of AR glasses sets the stage.
However, when the OPPO AR glasses officially debuted, it immediately aroused heated discussion among VR / AR practitioners and enthusiasts:
Why did OPPO release a product that targets Microsoft HoloLens at this time?
Different from C-side product logic
In the second half of this year, VR / AR glasses for the C-end are quite lively. Standing behind them are Huawei, Vivo, and mobile phone manufacturers such as Apple, which will be released in 2023 by the Information and Bloomberg media. At the moment when the mobile phone screen ratio is close to the limit, VR / AR technology has expanded the boundaries of mobile phone screens, allowing the picture to fill the user's field of view and achieve "walking big screen viewing". As Qin Fei, general manager of the vivo Communications Research Institute, said, after the 5G network upgrade, users' experience of content does not have to be limited to a small mobile phone screen. Show it.
But OPPO AR glasses are an all-in-one machine equipped with a Snapdragon chip, not an accessory for 5G mobile phones. This all-in-one AR glasses integrates ToF depth sensor, RGB lens for gesture recognition and fisheye lens for imaging. Combined with SLAM algorithm, it can realize 3D environment perception and 3D model reconstruction. It integrates gesture recognition and voice Recognized compound interaction.
It can be said that, like HoloLens, it is a product with both B-side and C-side attributes. During the live demonstration, Liu Chang invited colleagues to put on AR helmets and showed a solar system demo by casting a screen. The staff interacts with 3D planetary images based on gestures to perform operations such as rotating and zooming the stars. Liu Chang said that the fascination of AR is that it can let us explore inaccessible spaces from a 3D perspective, bringing a three-dimensional, intuitive, and interactive perception method to better expand our horizons.
What is a digital twin key
The so-called digital twin is the use of sensors and data to complete the mapping of the real world in virtual space. VR / AR is an essential link for digital twins. Zhao Yan, director of the Consumer Electronics Industry Research Office of CCID Research Institute of Electronic Information, told a reporter from China Electronics News that to cut into digital twins based on AR glasses, it is necessary to have the ability to model three-dimensional depth and reconstruct digital space.
These two capabilities are exactly what OPPO AR has. According to Liu Chang, OPPO AR has a depth sensor, which can use the SLAM algorithm to perform 3D reconstruction to achieve coordinate alignment of the digital world and the physical world. Combining the algorithms of surround sound and light field estimation, it creates a realistic fusion entrance.
OPPO is not the first mobile phone manufacturer to have twin ambitions for AR import data. Huawei, which plans to make VR / AR "a super vision of breakthrough distance, blur, breakthrough appearance, and breakthrough time," is also developing 3D high-precision maps based on the Cyberverse space computing platform, full scene space, strong environmental understanding, and virtual-real fusion. Rendering and other capabilities to build a digital reality of virtual reality.
However, to build a virtual twin world of virtual reality, based on AR capabilities alone, it is not enough. Computer vision, AI algorithms, IOT sensor linkage, software and hardware collaboration, and end-cloud real-time collaboration under 5G networks are all required. At this future technology conference, OPPO CEO Chen Mingyong stated that OPPO is no longer a pure smart phone company, but an enabler of "a new ecosystem that integrates everything," and will continue to invest in the underlying layers of virtual reality, AI, cloud computing technology. Perhaps after the basic subject research has considerable strength, OPPO can support the ambition of digital twins.