Speaker "Rick Tett" Details Back



Alternatives to Teleporting for Moving Around the Metaverse


Imagine you are immersed in a virtual world that's larger than the room you are in and you want to travel down a hallway or path. If you happen to be standing on an omnidirectional treadmill, you can just start walking. If not, you have options such as pointing and clicking repeatedly, marching in place, swinging your arms, moving your eye gaze, or maneuvering some sort of joystick with your hands or feet. This talk will review current and future options for locomotion in virtual reality.
Who is this presentation for?
Anyone from those new to immersive VR to those who are experienced, but are interested in discussing locomotion options.
Prerequisite knowledge:
What you'll learn?
We hope you will come away with an appreciation for the potential for doing more in VR than standing in one place and waving your hands. We hope to have some discussion among the participants.


Rick Tett is an inventor and entrepreneur with extensive experience developing software and communications technology. He recently founded HoboLoco Inc to design, manufacture, and market locomotion controllers for use in VR, gaming, and telerobotics. His most recent invention is a device for controlling movement and actions in virtual reality with two feet.
Rick earned a Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Iowa State University. He has been granted 12 patents by the U.S. as well as one each by authorities in China, Japan and South Korea.