Jan
21
2015
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Microsoft And NASA Take Augmented Reality To The Next Level

Estimated reading time: 5 minute(s)


Just after Google ended it’s glass project, Microsoft is taking the idea to the next level. This is an amazing concept which is just difficult to explain in words, so check out the video.

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NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.

Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science operations on the Red Planet.
“OnSight gives our rover scientists the ability to walk around and explore Mars right from their offices,” said Dave Lavery, program executive for the Mars Science Laboratory mission at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It fundamentally changes our perception of Mars, and how we understand the Mars environment surrounding the rover.”

OnSight will use real rover data and extend the Curiosity mission’s existing planning tools by creating a 3-D simulation of the Martian environment where scientists around the world can meet. Program scientists will be able to examine the rover’s worksite from a first-person perspective, plan new activities and preview the results of their work firsthand.

This video shows the concept of OnSight as well as some take outs from interviews regarding OnSight.

This video is an excerpt from the announcement of the HoloLens technology at the Windows 10 event.

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