Posts tagged ARKit
To Slam or not to Slam: That Is the Question - AR CLOUD EDITION

If you've been reading the augmented reality news, there are new startups building the AR Cloud every month since Ori Inbar at Super Ventures coined the term. And these are the ones who are funded, so there must be at least 10 times more (us being one of them). Then, Google announced that they are also working on the AR Cloud, which probably just put an expiry date on a bunch of them. The core of the ARCloud gold rush is about SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) again and getting into this a sexy, but dangerous path.  

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Mixed Reality Has to Feel Real

I used to have fights with my cofounder Dr. Julien about the quality of our technology. We'd set an extremely difficult goal, and his R&D team would meet it, but upon internal user testing, I'd fly into an unfair rage as to why it wasn't good enough for commercialization.

"It WORKS.... We did everything you told us to do", Dr. Julien would argue.

"It works, but it doesn't WORK WELL. How am I supposed to sell this? Have you considered the user experience? The user would never accept this", I'd holler back.

"What does WORK WELL, mean? Give me the specs! By the way, what we gave you is the state of the art in computer vision. What you're asking for has never been done."

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