Berkeley Uni Opens New Lab For Virtual Reality

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Berkeley Uni Opens New Lab For Virtual Reality
March 17, 2017
Berkeley’s Center for Augmented Cognition, directed by Allen Yang, will outfit a new lab for research and student projects in augmented reality and virtual reality, made possible by a gift from Immerex. (Photo Credit — Noah Berger)

 

The University of California Berkeley announced a new lab to accelerate its efforts on augmented reality and virtual reality research.

 

Located in Berkeley’s Cory Hall, the lab is as a corporate gift from the entertainment virtual reality company Immerex.

 

Berkeley’s new lab will be mainly used to develop projects using Immerex VR equipment such as VR head-mounted displays and cameras.

Photo Credit — Immerex

 

“In this new lab, we will be able to create synergies among Berkeley’s various programs in AR/VR and connect researchers and students to Immerex’s industry-leading technologies and channels in the emerging virtual reality global market,” said Allen Yang, executive director of the Center for Augmented Cognition, in the official announcement.

 

Dubbed as “Immerex Virtual Reality Lab” the new lab will be open for faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students affiliated with the Center for Augmented Cognition, based in the College of Engineering.

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