Google Trials ‘Starline’ Glasses-Free Light Field Display

Google’s analysis into mild fields is bearing fruit with a glasses-free 3D show expertise referred to as “Challenge Starline” out there at a number of of its places of work.

Google revealed the work as a part of its annual developer convention this week. It’s pitched as working like a “magic window” and depends on “custom-built hardware and extremely specialised gear” with advances in real-time compression, spatial audio, pc imaginative and prescient, and machine studying to supply a way of being nose to nose with somebody irrespective of the bodily distance.

The picture beneath posted by Google’s Vice President of AR and VR Clay Bavor affords a take a look at the substantial footprint for the system whereas it’s utilized in one in every of Google’s places of work.

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Google additionally posted a video showcasing the expertise used for some person-to-person interactions stated to supply “a way of quantity and depth that may be skilled with out the necessity for added glasses or headsets.” The corporate says it’s planning to trial deployments with enterprise companions later this yr.


We examined some early-stage glasses-free mild subject show expertise in 2018 and it required years extra growth and massive investments to enhance brightness and value sufficient to place it inside attain of common customers. In our 2018 demonstration from Gentle Area Lab, for example, the 3D impact solely labored when you saved your head in a really particular space relative to the show. Certainly, even with Google claiming key breakthroughs in its efforts to show its glasses-free 3D show expertise as a path “expertise can and may go”, the corporate cautions that solely “a few of these technical developments” are more likely to make it into its communication merchandise.

Nonetheless, we’d like to go eyes-on with Challenge Starline in some unspecified time in the future for a greater sense of its use instances and the funding Google might want to spend to convey its developments into wider use.

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