Microsoft's Holoportation Demo Showcases the Future of AR

The Microsoft Research team just made an announcement that is going to help make your Holodeck dreams come true. Microsoft’s ‘Holoportation’ feature for Hololens lets you interact with holograms of people and objects in other places.

Subjects are captured using a series of 3D cameras. “Temporally consistent models,” rendered in real time, mimic the feeling of someone being in the room with you, even when they could be miles or continents away.

“Imagine being able to virtually teleport from one space to another in real time,” said Shahram Izadi, Partner Research Manager at Microsoft Research. “We can interact and communicate as if we’re co-present.”

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