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Cows on Russian farm get fitted with VR goggles to increase milk production

December 3rd, 2019 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

The VR headsets will hopefully relax the cows, offering them sun-filled summer views of green pastures. If you walked onto the RusMoloko dairy farm near Moscow, in Russia, you may think you’ve arrived onto a bizarre futuristic film set, where cows run around fitted with VR headsets. The VR goggles aren’t props for a film, […]



New virtual reality interface enables “touch” across long distances

December 2nd, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Lightweight, flexible patch conveys a tactile sensation directly to the skin Adding a sense of touch can make virtual reality experiences feel more real. A woman sits at a computer, video chatting with her young son while she gently pats an interface on a separate screen. In response, a wireless patch on the child’s back […]



Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

October 11th, 2019 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

It’s the largest photogrammetry capture ever done on the site. Versailles palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but fighting those crowds in person can be frustrating. Now, Google and the Château de Versailles have teamed up to take VR users on a private tour of Louis XIV’s royal residence. […]



Double’s new telepresence robot now drives you around like you’re a Sim

September 9th, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Click to drive When my colleague James Vincent tried out Double Robotics’ first telepresence robot in 2015, slowly wheeling around our New York office from his London home base, he described the experience as like playing Doom, but in an office. The company’s latest version of the robot, the Double 3, adds mixed reality video […]



Walmart is using VR to help decide who should get promotions

July 25th, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S. with 1.5 million workers, is using virtual reality to help find candidates for management positions in all 4,600 stores, the Wall Street Journal reported. The VR headsets and the assessment program were designed by Strivr, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based company. Walmart’s idea for a VR assessment was […]



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