Hyundai is doing all its best to keep up with the metaverse hype as the Korean automotive giant is planning to bring Boston Dynamics' robots in a virtual reality metaverse, TechCrunch has learned.
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While many details are yet to be disclosed, the corporation reportedly wants to use hardware as a kind of real-world proxy for VR interactions. Here is what Hyundai Motor Group President, Chang Song, had to say:
"The idea behind Metamobility is that space, time and distance will all become irrelevant. By connecting robots to the metaverse, we will be able to move freely between both the real world and virtual reality. Going one step further from the immersive 'be there' proxy experience that the metaverse provides, robots will become an extension of our own physical senses, allowing us to reshape and enrich our daily lives with Metamobility."
Hyundai also described scenario where a user accesses a "digital twin of their home in the metaverse while away from their physical home." With this functionality, users will be able to feed and hug a pet in Korea through the use of an avatar robot.
"This will allow users to enjoy real world experiences through VR," Hyundai said.
In December, Alibaba registered a new company in Beijing named Yuanjing Shengsheng focused on gaming aspects of the metaverse. According to reports, the new unit has $1.6 million in registered capital. It remains unclear though on what initiatives the new unit will be working on.
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