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How to make a Star Trek-style Holodeck with an Oculus Rift and 3 Kinect sensors

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May
2014

All proper sci-fi nerds have long dreamed of being able to take a trip in the Holodeck, a virtual reality chamber located on Star Trek’s USS Enterprise where you can simulate any time, place and situation you want to be in. Oliver Kreylos, a computer science professor and researcher at the University of California, Davis, has come the closest we’ve seen yet to creating a working Holodeck and he’s done it using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and three Kinect sensors from a previous-generation Xbox. In Kreylos’s setup, the Oculus Rift serves as the main user interface that will immerse you into a virtual world. The three Kinect sensors, meanwhile, are set up to take footage of you in 3D and project

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