Project Alloy's untethered, gesture-controlled VR headset sounds great to us (Tomorrow Daily 410): Tomorrow Daily
Tomorrow Daily: Project Alloy's untethered, gesture-controlled VR headset sounds great to us (Tomorrow Daily 410)6:09 /
Intel announces an interesting VR prototype without cables or controllers; also, a researcher creates a leaping robot leg inspired by mountain goats.
[MUSIC] Greetings, citizens of the Internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best [UNKNOWN] talk show in the known universe, until tomorrow. That's right, our last episode of Tomorrow Daily is tomorrow. Bittersweet, but we have a new show coming, so you should be excited for that. Yeah, we do, new stuff. New, fun things coming your way and we'll maybe talk a little more about it tomorrow. But for now, I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata. Let's talk about the news. [BLANK_AUDIO] VR, I love it, you love it, it had some problems, but Intel may have a new headset to address those problems. The Intel Developer Forum kicked off yesterday with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Introducing project [UNKNOWN] a prototype VR headset with no connected cables and two depth sensing cameras that render your hands in virtual space.While the presentation was about shaky the idea is definitely there And reasonably functional. Sadly, Intel won't be bringing this particular headset to market but intends for Project Alloy to serve as a technology to sell to partners. Even then it will be a while. Intel said partners wouldn't get their hands on a development prototype until later next year. Meaning any official products wouldn't make it to us until much later than that. Still a super powered VR headset without cables or controllers is an exciting concept and we're looking forward to where project [UNKNOWN] is headed. I know I was ready to pre-order it but it's like this is not actually a thing. Yeah it's a bit Prototype. But untethered, self contained processor in it, those are huge. Hand scanning, they were able to do specific things in virtual reality with their hands which is Really the thing everybody wants, right? You don't want to control. You want to be able to just touch something, pick it up with your hands- I'm hoping that HoloLens is gonna incorporate a lot of these tech. I hope so. That would be really great. And also, I mean we might see maybe the next versions of Oculus [INAUDIBLE] would be [INAUDIBLE] with this type of technology which is pretty awesome. Everybody, we've taught robots to run, hide, I don't know. We've taught them to do a lot of things. So why not just teach them to explosively jump into the air and leap around? Carnegie Mellon researcher Simon Kalouche created the goat leg, which honestly we thought would stand for greatest of all time but actually stands for gearless omnidirectional Acceleration vectoring typology. This is much less exciting unless you love robots. Many robots use tracks or wheels to move around making rugged environments tough to traverse and two-legged robots aren't really that great for navigating uneven ground either. [UNKNOWN] leg, on the other hand is designed to overcome these kinds of problems by making robots able to cover both structured and unstructured terrain and give the robot the ability to make dynamic agile maneuvers when necessary. So what does that mean? It jumps, a lot. These legs jump all over the place. Its goal is to run and jump in all three dimensions and each leg will likely need to be integrated into other robots with multiple goat legs to truly function the way it's intended. Needs more goat leg. Yeah. Always needs more goat legs guys. I'm gonna put- Need more goat leg. We are gonna put goat legs on Genghis. Yeah, Genghis is secretly wanting goat legs so bad. Goat legs have hop. Yeah. Goat legs can jump. You get up with the goat legs. Goat legs can jump. I think at a certain point those will be the greatest of all times legs. I think you might be right. What do you want to talk about tomorrow? It feels like obviously tetherless VR is pretty exciting. Yeah I think that's The most exciting sort of thing that, I love goat legs. I'm gonna say goat leg is jumping for joy in that video at the prospect of tetherless [UNKNOWN]. I love it. So tomorrow, we'll be talking about that stuff, and you can be part of the conversation. By giving us your comments that we can incorporate into our show. Just use the hashtag #HEYTD on Twitter and you can be part of our last longform discussion. Our very last. And now, our penultimate phonetographer of the day. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Phonetographer of the day is Buvanesh who took this with a Galaxy S7 Edge. Buvanesh writes, hi TD, here is my entry Phonetographer of the Day. It's a skyline of Marina Bay, Singapore. I went there on a school trip and I snapped this photo on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I am Buvanesh, pronounced boo-vah-nesh, a student from Singapore. Sad to hear the show is ending and yes you do have permission to use this photo. I want to go to Singapore so much after seeing all the beautiful pictures people have sent in over the last two years. It does look like a gorgeous place, my goodness,look at that. Really great photo. Stunning marine [UNKNOWN]. Yeah. A+, if you were in my class If you were on a class field trip, a school trip, and you were in my class I would give you an A+ for that picture. It was a gret one and we only have one more picture to show>> It has got to be really good, so if you have it, its just sitting on your phone the best picture ever the best picture in the whole universe The goat of pictures The goat of pictures. Send it to tommorrow.cnet.com. Yeah just do it. Do what Ash did. Tell us how to pronounce your name. Tell us what device you took it on. Give us permission to use it on the show and we'd love a little story about that photo so we can revel in our desire to be there, to have hung out in that cool looking place or done that cool looking thing. We like to live vicariously through you is what we're saying. Indeed. We live inside this studio. They never let us out. And not even [CROSSTALK] again, send in your pictures maybe we will do more than one [CROSSTALK] there is some really good photography in the inbox right now. it is so hard to pick just one.>> we will do a Collage-tographer. Yeah, collage-tographers of the day, of the rest of the universe. That is it for today's show. Our very last short show. Once again if you would like to catch us on our final Tomorrow Daily, it will be tomorrow. As always we will be deep diving into our favorite topics of the week. And until next time. Be a good human. Bye. [MUSIC]