The Holographic Research Group at Brigham Young University’s US has created completely realistic images that are able to move through the air like objects we find in life, using real light beams.
According to the report of the platform “Technology” ( Technology ), these experts managed to create a sword light green hero movie series Star Wars “Yoda” (Yoda), and the sword of red for “Darth Vader” (Darth Vader), another champion in the famous series itself.
Using technology inspired by science fiction stories and films, the researchers designed small copies of the “Star ship Enterprise”, which can be seen with the naked eye on the ground.
The group’s senior researcher, electrical engineer, Dan Sm alley, told the same site, “Everything you see in the scenes we make is completely real, and there is no computer-generated scene. It really exists in physical space, what we make is real and realistic, and if you look at it from any angle you will see it in that space.”
This achievement is the latest work of Sm alley and his team of researchers, who received great international attention about 3 years ago, when they discovered how to paint objects that move freely in space, and called them “optical trap displays”, which are created by trapping A single particle in the air using a laser beam, moving that particle, leaving behind a laser-lit path that floats in mid-air like a “3D printer of light”.
cartoons floating in space
The new project, announced a few days ago, and funded by the US National Science Foundation, takes it to the next level to produce simple animations in space, paving the way for a very exciting experience, where people will be able to interact with virtual anthropomorphic creatures. Coexist with them in their immediate space.
“Most 3D displays that we know require viewing through a screen, but our technology allows us to create images that float in space without screens, and they are real physical images, not a mirage,” Smalley said. He stressed that “this new technology allows the possibility of creating vibrant animated content that interacts with people in their daily lives as if it were completely real.”
To demonstrate this possibility, the research team created a “virtual stick” that walks in the air, and asked one of the students to place his finger on it, then they showed the direct interaction between the student’s finger and the virtual stick, which took turns, rotates and moves with and around the finger.
The research team published their latest innovation in the journal Nature Scientific Reports , where Smalley and his researchers demonstrated the ability to simulate virtual images by projecting a time-varying perspective, and the technology previously lacked the ability to show virtual images in physical reality. And make them interact freely with humans and the ocean in which they are located.
“With this technology, we are able to invent some amazing and exciting tricks, where we can make the screen much larger than it actually is, and this ability will allow us to create a much deeper screen illusion, and may reach an immeasurable size in the end.”
With these innovations, it seems that reality and fantasy are overlapping so much that it will be difficult in the future to distinguish between them. But isn’t fiction the other hidden side of reality?