Powered by AI: Oculus Insight
To unlock the full potential of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, the technology needs to work anywhere, adapting to the spaces where people live and how they move within those real-world environments. When we developed Oculus Quest, the first all-in-one, completely wire-free VR gaming system, we knew we needed positional tracking that was precise, accurate, and available in real time — within the confines of a standalone headset, meaning it had to be compact and energy efficient. At last year’s Oculus Connect event we shared some details about Oculus Insight, the cutting-edge technology that powers both Quest and Rift S. Now that both of those products are available, we’re providing a deeper look at the AI systems and techniques that power this VR technology.
Oculus Insight marks the first time that fully untethered six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) headset and controller tracking has shipped in a consumer AR/VR device. Built from the ground up, the Insight stack leverages state-of-the-art computer vision (CV) systems and visual-inertial simultaneous localization and mapping, or SLAM.