Facebook’s chief scientist says ‘True AR Glasses’ at least five years away


Facebook is about five to 10 years away from being able to bring “real” augmented reality glasses to market, its chief scientist told Reuters, as the company released plans to launch first-generation products next year.

World’s largest social media company Announced On Wednesday that it was partnering with Ray-Ban producer EssilorLuxottica for 2021 Smart glasses launch.

It also announced a research project, Project Aria, to collect data supporting the development of more advanced glasses down the road.

Michael Realash, who heads Facebook Reality Labs Research, said that fully interactive display and audio capabilities are yet to be rolled out in light devices such as glasses, which he estimates are viable at around 70 grams (2.5 ounces) Should be These capabilities include capability. He said that people jointly constantly look at shared virtual objects and interact like a virtual whiteboard on which they can collaborate, he said.

“Those glasses are still closed,” said Abrash. “It’s not a matter of 2021. I’m talking about the future.”

A company spokesperson said the initial 2021 product would have no performance, which would work with and rely on mobile phones.

Many in the industry believe that the specs will eventually change the functionality of mobile phone Overall, its development made it a hot contest race among giants like tech Apple, Adventuress And alphabetical Google.

Snap’s “spectacles,” Initially released In 2016, began incorporating a R Elements in its third generation product last year.

Abrash said that smart glass would have to rely on devices such as phones for the future due to constraints such as battery life and heat generated by processing.

But with “true AR glasses”, he said, other devices “will become an accessory for glasses, because glasses are how you see and interact with the world.”

© Thomson Reuters 2020


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