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The US Army has shown off augmented reality goggles for combat dogs, designed to let them receive orders at a distance.

Inside the goggles, the dogs can see a visual indicator that they can be trained to follow, directing them to a specific spot.

The handler, meanwhile, can see what the dog sees through a remote video feed.

“AR will be used to provide dogs with commands and cues; it’s not for the dog to interact with it like a human does,” said Dr Stephen Lee, a senior scientist with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

As cars increase in complexity each year, so does the knowledge field technicians need to keep current to work on them.

In this episode of The Solutions Show with Corey, Hector Garcia Tellado joins Corey Sanders to share how Mercedes-Benz USA uses Mixed Reality (Microsoft Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, HoloLens 2, and Teams) to bridge that knowledge gap and quickly connect field technicians with experts from around the globe to get cars back on the road fast.

Time index

  • 00:53 The problem Mercedes Benz USA wanted to solve
  • 01:38 How we approached the solution
  • 02:32 Key features of the solution
  • 04:11 Demo – HoloLens, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, and Teams integration
  • 06:18 Bottom line – benefits of the solution
  • 07:36 Other industries using a Dynamics 365 Remote Assist solution
  • 09:25 Importance to business transformation

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The Verge’s Adi Robertson asks the question: Why haven’t Smart Glasses become more mainstream?

Whether you think smart glasses are cool or creepy, for most people, they’re not a part of everyday life. But AR glasses and headsets — including long-running projects like Google Glass — have found a niche with manufacturing, military simulations, and even the theater.