Pokémon Behaving Differently

Published by , December 25, 2017 1:48 pm

(Futurism.com) The Pokémon you encounter during your morning walk will now behave differently than they used to. Animated bushes will appear on the ground, flying Pokémon will hover in the air, and ground-based creatures will jump up and down and move from one side of the iPhone’s screen to the other, interacting with their surroundings as they do so.
This is accomplished through a combination of ARKit’s Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) — which enables iOS 11 devices to track the world around them and “sense how it moves within a room” — and Scene Understanding — which allows the same devices to detect horizontal surfaces like tables, and track and place objects on “smaller feature points.”

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