What’s especially interesting about the system is its modularity which allows it to scale according to the needs of the venue. The typical square pod is made up of a 6 × 6 grid of haptic floor tiles surrounding by a matching frame. Like Legos, the tiles and walls can connect together in any configuration. For instance, you could opt for a larger square layout, a rectangle, and asymmetrical shape, or even two square areas connected by a thin hallway.
HTC is increasing the resolution of the dual-OLED displays to 2880 x 1600 (1400 x 1600 per eye, and 615 ppi), a 78 percent increase from the 2160 x 1200 (1080 x 1200 per eye) resolution in the current Vive.
HTC has also added dual microphones and dual front-facing cameras, which are designed for developers to take advantage of.
Toyota’s latest humanoid robot can mimic your movements
The operator can control the robot’s entire body using what’s called the Master Maneuvering System. The user wears data gloves and an HTC Vive VR headset that’s linked to cameras to show the robot’s perspective.
The operator can move the robot forwards or laterally by making walking movements while remaining in place. The robot also has balance control, so if it collides with an object, it can keep its balance.