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US Navy shows off its augmented-reality diving helmet, Ep. 235This week on Crave we go diving with the Navy's new Diver Augmented Vision Display, which is sadly not for playing Pokemon Go; take a test flight with the Omnicopter and its 6 degrees of freedom in flight; and what's this googly-eyed purple thing on the...
[SOUND] The Diver Augmented Visual Display or DAVD for short, is a prototype augmented reality display that fits into a Kirby Morgan dive helmet. [BLANK_AUDIO] The helmet display was created at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division and offers situational awareness [UNKNOWN] sonar that enables top side divers to provide visual communications to divers below the surface. According to the videos description which was published on the US Navy's You Tube channel in early June. The DAVDAs diver and navigating a target underwater That is mostly always difficult to see and also can assist in other tasks such as preparing a ship or locating sunken objects like a drowned aircraft at the bottom of the ocean. When we think of drones we usually picture a quadcopter that can fly up and down, go left and right, maybe sometimes bust out a flip trick. Well the omnicopter's going to change all of that. The omnicopter's an aerial vehicle with six degrees of freedom that can generate forces and torques in all directions using an eight rotor configuration. It was designed and built by researchers at the institute for dynamics Systems and control in Zurich, Switzerland. The Omnicopter is able to change the direction of the motors and rotor blades while in mid-air allowing each propeller to produce both positive and negative thrusts. The actuator configuration allows the Omnicopter to utilize four different planes of flight as opposed to a standard Quadcopter rotor configuration. This six degrees of freedom allows the omnicopter to roll over while hovering, moving a straight line without having to tilt itself in the desired direction, and by combining the two moves, makes flying novel maneuvers much easier and smoother. You can read more about the omnicopter in Michelle Starr's Crave article at Crave.cnet.com. [MUSIC] Whoa! Does it have weird eyes? Is that a television? Or is it a [CROSSTALK]. His eyes, maybe he's got weird eyes. I think it's a jellyfish. What? [CROSSTALK] Look at all of his tentacles are centered [CROSSTALK]. He looks like googly eyes [LAUGH]. [CROSSTALK] [LAUGH] Yeah. Cuttlefish. Cuttlefish.. Cool. They're both Cephalopods. It's a cuttlefish.. He's a Cuttlefish.. Bye little guy. Nice way to end. Cuttlefish.. Yeah. [NOISE] [BLANK_AUDIO]