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Truly “Immersive” VR: Sharing Droiders vision

Tuesday

28

Apr

It was a steamy, sunny south-Florida Saturday afternoon; some neighbors had carried all sorts of items out to their own front yards for a typical Yard Sale. I happened to walk by and decided to snoop around. A Betamax player from the 80s, a whole stack of John Deere t-shirts…and some books. I had to buy me at least one of those t-shirts! The book section was quite uninteresting to cherry-pick from, except for one first-edition book I happened to bump into: The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit.

Great book by Sherry Turkle

Great book by Sherry Turkle

Something clicks inside when you read a title like that. The book’s authoress was Dr. Sherry Turkle, Director of MIT Initiative on Technology and Self

Program in Science, Technology, today. I bought that old-time hardcover for pennies and this is what I read in the Introduction: “Technology catalyzes changes not only in what we do but in how we think. It changes people’s awareness of themselves, of one another, of their relationship with the world…It challenges our notions not only of time and distance, but of mind.” This was written in 1984.

From Oculus VR

From Oculus VR

Chatting about ‘immersion’ and how Virtual Reality (VR) jostles our minds, it is easy to extrapolate on how it may affect education. For those of us who consider education as the backbone of the future, VR is much more than just a way of escapism as we have seen in most sci-fi films. Droiders is also developing on Oculus Rift for more than one purpose: that is called Corporate Social Responsibility.

We at Droiders, in the same way as Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus VR, share in that adventure: to positively enhance human capabilities. Wired magazine article on Mr. Luckey testifies to this upcoming, catalyzing and immersive mission to enrich minds by raising unusual questions.

Renault VR: the new gadget designed for Renault

Wednesday

11

Mar

As of tomorrow and until Saturday, the Renault dealer showrooms of Spain will open their doors to the public to test drive two vehicles: the Renault Clio Dinamique dCi 90 CV edc, and the Renault Captur Zen dCi 90 CV edc.

Furthermore the first 100 visitors will receive a gift Renault VR virtual reality headset.

And what exactly is an Renault VR headset?

It’s a virtual reality headset, similar to a pair of glasses, suitable for smartphones between 5 and 6 inches, that completely covers your field of view, isolating the viewer from their surrounding environment.

The specially designed Renault VR app works inside the headset, duplicating the screen and creating an enlargened a 3d effect when viewed through the lens.

By utilising a smartphone and it’s giroscope to control the head movement, the viewing experience mimicks your head movement so you can see all around you.

Renault VR headset

The app contains a general navigation offering three menu options: Renault Captur 3D, Renault Technology and a Skill game.

When the app starts, the viewer is presented with the three games on a background and can make a selection by holding the gaze on the game for three seconds and exit by turning the headset 90º.

Renault VR

The first game, Renault Captur 3D displays the entire exterior of the vehicle.

In the second game, Renault Technology, the perspective is from inside the vehicle where any of the three signs selected will trigger video replays.

Lastly, in the third Skills game, the viewer is prompted to play an avoid the obstacle game with subtle head tilt movements.

Download the Renault VR app today from renault.droiders.com

Renault VR

During this technological national event, in addition to offering Renault VR headset and vehicle test drives, Renault is allowing the public to try the Parrot Drone Mini Jumping Sumo at it’s dealerships.

Can you really afford to miss out?