2D Symbols are Obsolete and Should be Reinvented for Augmented and Virtual Reality

2D Symbols are Obsolete and Should be Reinvented for Augmented and Virtual Reality

In 2011, my team of designers with extensive experience in developing for mobile platforms started developing the first interfaces for augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications.

After a series of tests, we realized that the simple transfer of experience from 2D UI/ UX design into the field of 3D virtual reality and augmented reality does not work; at that time I wrote an article “Future belongs to Augmented Reality and 3D interfaces”.

Moreover, the utility and usability of interfaces in virtual reality and augmented reality are fundamentally different and even the experience of interface design for 3D games does not play a big role and should not be considered relevant.

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Virtual Reality is just a Subtrend of Augmented Reality… in Our Current “Life Concept“

In 2015-2016 I have been observing a huge buzz in media around Virtual Reality (VR).

It seems that Virtual Reality is literally everywhere while Augmented Reality is receding.

But actually it is not true.

Of course, if we were planning to switch to a concept of life shown below,

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the development of virtual reality technology would be a key priority.

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Will employers “hire” neural networks /robots instead of Harvard/Stanford students?

July 9-10, 2016 – was a wonderful and very interesting weekend: on Saturday I organized the Eastern European Computer Vision Conference, and on Sunday I held a private event for 20 people with INCOSE Russian chapter research director to discuss the burning issues in the field of Systems Engineering.

A lot of conclusions after such intellectual weekend have been made.

The most interesting of those that can be published is the following:

The education system in the last years has been actively discussing issues of reforms and changes in teaching methods, but nothing really revolutionary has been offered – it is mainly the “imitation” of changes and reforms.

Why do I think so? Continue reading “Will employers “hire” neural networks /robots instead of Harvard/Stanford students?”

RoboCommunism in the USA?

I was born in the Soviet Union and still remember that before 1991 there were futile attempts of society organization according to Karl Marx’s sayings.

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But people did not survive the 75-year-old experiment and during 5 years(1986-91) destroyed the system of fake communism and started creating the wild capitalism by copying the available simplified models and ruthlessly instilling its (capitalistic) qualities and meanings to all levels of society.

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Virtual Reality could be the Best Visual Interface for Drones

Originally published at medium.com – Virtual Reality could be the Best Visual Interface for Drones 

As you may know, there will be a rapid utilization of drones for commercial purposes (products delivery, inspections, other commercial services, etc.) in the next 2–3 years.
In order to provide services in different areas drones will require either completely autonomous navigation or manual co-piloting, meaning human labor.

For the last 3 months we have been experimenting in our lab with more natural interfaces for the manual drone control. We expect that they can minimise the risk of crashing and increase the accuracy of co-piloting due to clarity and intuitive interface, which will be based on our navigational system and SLAM SDK.

One of the most interesting and intuitive interface ideas is to use virtual reality headset together with the gesture recognition sensor(like Leap Motion):

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Early investors in B2B startups pay for free pilots for big empires

In the last 4-5 years, you could observe an investment boom in B2B startups.

It has become a great business: attract investments, make a product/technology  and sell the company to a major technological Empire.

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The popularity of this model can be probably explained by the bigger profitability corporations get from these external investments compared with in-house investment in R&D. Continue reading “Early investors in B2B startups pay for free pilots for big empires”

Virtual Reality: Gender and Religious barriers

I sell Virtual Reality solutions of my company Augmented Pixels since 2011.

For the last 2 years we have participated in exhibitions on three continents – North America (the United States), Europe (the Great Britain) and Asia/Middle East (the UAE, Turkey)

As I represent the company at the booth, and communicate directly with people, first feedback about our products comes directly to me.

It is a lot of fun to observe how unexpected obstacles sometimes arise on the way of new technologies due to gender differences and religious traditions of people. Continue reading “Virtual Reality: Gender and Religious barriers”

My Dream is to finish building the drone from my childhood :=)

Hi!

In the previous blog post “Automotive modeling – my childhood hobby in the USSR” I wrote about how I was building car models and participated in competitions with them when I was 7 years old.

After two years of building model cars, I wanted to focus on creating model aircrafts.

They do not look like modern drones, but definitely are their predecessors.

What is a model aircraft?
It is an airplane with a gasoline or a kerosene engine that flies around the pilot and is controlled by means of special wire ropes. These models are called control line aircrafts in the USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_line

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