Virtual reality and travel – fully immersive, next-level developments

Virtual reality videos in travel, until now, have mostly focused on allowing users to experience a 360-degree view of a product or destination.

Although the functionality can often be pretty good, where the camera goes is usually pre-set and the direction is what the user controls with a headset.

The annual CES extravaganza in Las Vegas saw IT giant Intel showcase what it claims will be the next-level of virtual reality and video, helpfully demonstrated using a travel destination example.

The demo is part of a longer, corporate presentation from the event, so pick it up from 36m00s onwards.

The first item (looking around a US canyon) is impressive but uses the old style VR.

Next-level stuff comes after 43m00s, until around 53m00s.

Here is the clip:

And, for some silliness (and to get an understanding how far genuinely useful robots have to go), here’s a clip of LG’s Airport Robot in action at CES:

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Kevin May

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Kevin May was a co-founder and member of the editorial team from September 2009 to June 2017.

 

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