Hyundai wants to bring Mars to the metaverse so you don’t have to go there
- Hyundai at
CES 2022showcased how robots can play a big role in the metaverse.
- It gave examples of robots acting like our digital twins with whom we can interact in the metaverse.
- Hyundai also envisioned putting robots on Mars and letting people experience how it feels to be on the red planet.
AdvertisementHyundai also wants to jump into the metaverse but its visions for this virtual space are more futuristic and ambitious. At CES 2022, Hyundai showcased concepts of using Boston Dynamics robots to help humans “overcome the physical limitations of movement in time and space.”
What it wants to do is create a digital twin of yourself which will be a robot at home doing your chores or experiencing things on your behalf. Hyundai gave this example of accessing your digital twin in the metaverse and feeding or hugging your pet at home even if you’re away. The same can be applied in factories where the user guides the robot in the metaverse to work on things in the real world.
A more futuristic example given by Hyundai was the possibility of people experiencing what it’s like to be on Mars without actually being there. In a video showcased by Hyundai, a father and daughter are seen experiencing the red planet through a Boston Dynamics Spot robot that’s physically present there. Spot who is on Mars who will scan the planet collecting real-time data and imagery for your digital avatars to experience in the metaverse. Hyundai also envisions this technology to let you experience how a sandstorm feels with real-time wind data collection and even touch rocks and other objects.
Hyundai’s visions for the metaverse world are more complex and go beyond the limitations of VR. It’s a new concept of the metaverse that combines robotics and mobility for ‘Metamobility’ through which people will be able to overcome the physical limitations of movement in time and space.
This is only a concept for now and we don’t know when such a metaverse experience will actually be possible. But it does give us a peek into the future which seems exciting but scary at the same time.
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