Our First Look At The US Army’s Controversial HoloLens AR Headset

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According to CNBC, the US Army plans on continuing field tests through 2022 , with hopes to deploy the technology into battlefields sometime around 2028. According to CNBC, this modified version of the HoloLens 2 will be used on and off the battlefield. During November of last year, it was reported that Microsoft would be entering a $479M contract with the United States military to supply the Army with 100,000 modified HoloLens headsets.

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.20): Oculus ready to manufacture the Quest S, Pico doubles-down on 3DOF, and more!

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6G is coming to 2028–2030. According to Samsung, it should come in 2028. It’s been a great week for me, where I reviewed two very interesting gadgets like the SenseGlove force-feedback gloves and the standalone headset Pico Neo 2.

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HaptX Announces $12 Million Funding Round, Partners With Advanced Input Systems

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Facebook’s chief VR researcher Michael Abrash believes that by the year 2028 we may have such a device. “I Haptic glove company HaptX is partnering with Advanced Input Systems as well as announcing a $12 million funding round. The new financing round will fund the production of next generation HaptX gloves designed for VR and robotics, according to the startup. The investment round includes existing investors like NetEase and Amit Kapur of Dawn Patrol Ventures.

Oculus Connect: Where Facebook’s Chief Researcher Michael Abrash Predicts The Future Of VR

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He also makes his longest-term prediction in saying he believes by the year 2028 we’ll have “useful haptic hands in some form.” For the last half-decade at each Oculus Connect, Facebook’s top VR researcher presented an annual look at the future of the technology. The research-focused talk by Michael Abrash is a highlight of the annual conference hosted by Facebook and we’ll hope to see a similar update during Oculus Connect 6.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote

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To recap: Abrash believes that by 2028 our sense of touch could be simulated realistically by a glove-like VR attachment. As always, one of the highlights of this year’s Oculus Connect developer conference was the staggeringly detailed keynote talk from Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at the newly-renamed Facebook Reality Labs.

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Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

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billion by 2028— exoskeletons have arrived. Exoskeletons are nothing new and far from science fiction; in fact, researchers began developing exoskeletons for military use as early as the 1960s. For the last decade, engineers have been exploring exoskeletons designed to augment human strength and other abilities for military, medical and industrial purposes.

Reporting issues cause stats drop this month

Hypergrid Business

Kitely gained 2028 and InWorldz gained 1551 new registered users. OpenSim grids reported a net fall in both regions and active users this month, but the regions drop was due to one grid with server issues, and the active users drop was due to a couple of grids that had problems with their stats. Overall, OpenSim lost 975 active users this month, with DreamNation , which had 559 actives last month, not reporting its active user numbers and Sinful moving to a new hosting provider.