The augmented reality glasses, codenamed Orion (Orion), are designed to replace intelligence, sources said.cellphoneIt allows users to answer phone calls, display information to users on a small display screen, and transmit their location to social media friends and fans in real time.
According to foreign media reports, Facebook is also developing an artificial intelligence voice assistant that allows users to input signals to the glasses through voice. In addition, the company has begun experimenting with a ring device that allows users to input information through motion sensors, with the internal code name Agios.
Hundreds of employees in Facebook Redmond's office are working on augmented reality glasses, but Facebook has so far struggled to reduce the size of the device, so it has not been able to attract consumers in terms of shape factor, according to one person involved in the development of the device.
Because of the long development cycle, there is no guarantee that the glasses will be completed or shipped on time. But, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) is interested in augmented reality glasses and asked Andrew Bosworth (Andrew Bosworth), the head of hardware, to give priority to developing the product, according to a person familiar with the project.
Facebook declined to comment on the news, and Luxottica has yet to respond to requests for comment.
Facebook is not the only one who believes that augmented reality smart glasses will be the next major product in the field of computing.Microsoft 公司总部所在地：美国 主要业务：软件 It has been developed.2 Helmets, Snapchat parent company Snap is selling smart glasses, while Magic Leap, a Florida startup, is selling Magic Leap One AR glasses. However, none of these devices has become popular. As report goes,appleThe company is also developing a similar product, which could go on sale as early as next year.
Luxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban, Oakley and other sunglasses brands, has previously tested the technology and worked with Google to design, develop and distribute Google Glass devices in 2014.