Creating an immersive VR experience requires high framerate, low-latency and high fidelity visuals. Unfortunately, such requirements are prohibitive for battery-mobile devices, restricting VR experiences to tethered environments. A natural solution to this problem would be to leverage a resource rich system in the cloud, but the high bandwidth requirements and latency sensitivity of VR workloads apparently render this option unfeasible. In this talk, I will describe two systems we have built to overcome the limitations of mobile VR through cloud infrastructure while reducing the bandwidth requirements and the user perceived latency.
Eduardo Cuervo leads the cloud & edge mixed reality initiative at the Mobile and Networking Research Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. There he works on enabling untethered immersive mixed reality experiences. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke University, and his B.S. from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico City.