To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world

To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world


Publication Title
TechCrunch
Publication/Creation Date
November 11 2020
Creators/Contributors
Lucas Matney (creator)
Niantic (contributor)
Joel Hesch (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
“We ultimately have this vision that for an AR experience, everything has to come together for it to be really magical,” Joel Hesch, Niantic’s senior director of Engineering, told TechCrunch . “You want precise location information so that you can see content in the right location and experience things together with others who are in the same location. You want the geometric information for things like occlusion or physics interactions. And you want to know about what things mean from a semantic perspective so that your characters can interact with the world in an intelligible way.”
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Eye
Source
https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/11/to-own-an-ar-future-niantic-wants-to-build-a-smarter-map-of-the-world/

Date archived
November 13 2020
Last edited
November 13 2020
How to cite this entry
Lucas Matney. (November 11 2020). "To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world". TechCrunch. Verizon Media. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5003