VR/AR is undoubtedly the most anticipated consumer electronics technology in the past two years. Along with the technical development of intelligent mobile phone into a bottleneck, mobile phone industry giants will VR/AR as a key breakthrough in the field of product, whether it is Samsung, Google or HUAWEI in the domestic, increasing research and development efforts in the field, continue to recruit technical personnel in related technical field.
Researcher, former Oculus director of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign professor Steve - Lavallee (Steve Lavalle) announced today at Facebook, he will join HUAWEI, as chief scientist VR/AR/MR, responsible for HUAWEI in the field of research and development. (Note: Principle Scientist is the chief researcher of high level technology American Technology Corp's title, but no corresponding Chinese translation, the title is chief scientist, but higher than senior researcher, is usually a person in charge of the research team. )
Lavallee said that his views on the prospects of HUAWEI and VR/AR, that need to look at the field of technology research and development to the overall perspective, a number of areas must be closely combined with hardware and software, human perception and neuroscience. He also mentioned that HUAWEI has a global business, and China is the rising VR/AR market. Lavallee also announced that HUAWEI joined the statement attached to his dress in the HUAWEI photo.
Linkedin data show that from September 2012 to January 2015, Lavallee served as director of research at Oculus, he is also a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana champaign. In 1995, Lavallee received a doctorate in electronic engineering from the university. He also said that after joining HUAWEI, he will continue to retain the position of Professor of the school, in order to closely cooperate with the academic staff of champagne.
During the operation of the Oculus, Lavallee is the co inventor of Oculus Rift two core technology patents, including VR equipment, reduce the hysteresis effect of dizziness reduce prediction technology and sensor tracking perception correction technology. He is also the robot path planning technology fast search random tree algorithm (RRT) recognized experts in the field of technology.
HUAWEI terminal CEO Yu Chengdong Sina Technology confirmed that Lavallee joined. Yu Chengdong said he personally interviewed Lavallee, HUAWEI hopes to become one of the leading companies in the field of VR/AR. In April this year, HUAWEI released its first VR products along with P9, named Huawei VR.