Robots taking your place

Robots taking your place

From the article:This would seem like a logical extension to television. You get a feed that provides binocular hearing and binocular vision from the concert hall, sporting event, etc. You could get the "standard feed", or a personal feed where you control the head yourself.

The other way to do this is to reconstruct virtual images of the sporting event from any angle in real time. It is made possible by using dozens of cameras, processing all of the images and figuring out where everything is so that any viewpoint can be created computationally. This article and this one describe the process in some detail. Instead of a robot sitting in a specific (not necessarily good) seat and providing you with a view from there, you can choose any viewpoint (including on the field, in the huddle, etc.) at any time.

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