December, 2022

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VR Robots: Enhancing Robot Functions With VR Technology

ARPost

VR robots are slowly moving into the mainstream with applications that go beyond the usual manufacturing processes. Robots have been in use for years in industrial settings where they perform automated repetitive tasks. But their practical use has been quite limited.

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These VR Gloves Track Your Fingers & Electrically Stimulate for Haptic Feedback

Road to VR

AI SILK is a Japanese wearable-tech startup that’s set to unveil a new haptic glove at CES 2023 next month which approaches both haptic feedback and finger-tracking in a different way altogether.

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NASA Is Seeking Custom AR Solutions For Space Suits

VRScout

The AR solution must be able to withstand radiation, dust, and extreme temperatures.

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ARtillery Briefs: Enterprise AR Best Practices

AR Insider

What are best practices for enterprises to implement AR and realize strong ROI? This is the topic of ARtillery Intelligence’s recent report and the focus of the latest AR Briefs episode. We have the video and takeaways. . This post appeared first on AR Insider. AR Briefs Trend Analysis

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

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Vive Trackers Experiments – Part 2: Setup, Props, and Full Body Virtual Reality

The Ghost Howls

Today I host another amazing article by the VR ergonomics expert Rob Cole , which has already written on this blog amazing posts, like the series about the ergonomics of the Valve Index or the viral article about the amazing Caliper VR controllers he worked on by himself.

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Applications of Virtual Reality for Nonprofits

ARPost

Nonprofit leaders always seek ways to raise funding and spread awareness about their causes. You wouldn’t think technology has anything to do with this since you mostly see commercial companies investing in it. However, times have changed, and technology has become more accessible.

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VR Industry Luminary John Carmack Quits Meta, Calling it “the end of my decade in VR”

Road to VR

John Carmack, legendary programmer and key player in the Oculus gensis story, announced he’s left Meta, writing in a memo to employees that he “wearied of the fight” of trying to push for change at the highest levels of the company. Carmack has never been one to mince words.

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Meta Unveils Its Meta Reality Mixed Reality System

VRScout

Stereoscopic color passthrough, spatial anchoring, and scene understanding will deliver more realistic mixed reality experiences. According to Sarthak Ray, a product manager at Meta, the ability to see and interact with the world around you through mixed reality opens up new opportunities for VR.

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Immersive Innovation: 2023 Predictions

AR Insider

There are a few weeks left in 2022, but the eyes of the commerce world are already peeking ahead to 2023, anticipating what challenges, opportunities, and threats lay in the upcoming year. Guest author Katherine McInnes breaks it down. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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Happy Winter XR Holidays 2022

The Ghost Howls

Here we are… also this year is coming to an end. It started with us hoping for it to finally be a good year after two years of the pandemic, and it ended having a conflict, generally bad economic conditions, still the pandemic, and other huge problems.

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Work in the Metaverse: Is Metawork the New 9 to 5?

XR Today - Virtual Reality

To date, the global tech industry continues to discuss work in the Metaverse. Despite the excitement on the subject, confusion on how it will influence the world remains a problem. Major tech firms have strategically begun developing the Metaverse and have even rebranded to reflect the changes.

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Answering the Cryptic Question: Does the Metaverse Need NFTs?

ARPost

The metaverse and the NFT space have both had their vocal detractors, but could the secret to their mass adoption lie in their ability to work together? Developers of the first quantum-secure, hyper-realistic gaming metaverse, the Kryptiverse , believe so.

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HTC Reveals First Image of Its Upcoming MR Headset for Consumers & It’s Aiming to Compete with Meta

Road to VR

HTC today unveiled the first official image of the headset it’s been teasing over the past few months. The company is also apparently looking to re-enter the consumer XR space with the unnamed device, which it’s set to further detail at CES on January 5th.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

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This Mixed Reality Meal Combines Food And VR

VRScout

A delicious meal that pairs beautifully with immersive technology. This past week, Italian artist Mattia Casalegno debuted his latest thought-provoking installation, Aerobanquets RMX , at Miami Art Week in Miami, Florida.

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Can Google Jumpstart AR Shopping?

AR Insider

Google has spent 20+ years as the internet’s launch point, including high-intent commercial searches. That has caused it to own a growing piece of consumer shopping. But how does AR play in? We dive into drivers & dynamics. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.12.19): Carmack leaves Meta, HTC teases its headset, and more!

The Ghost Howls

These days I’m crunching like hell, so this edition of the newsletter will be with very minimal commentaries. Next week, things should be better… in the meanwhile, send me hugs .

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The Media and Entertainment Metaverse: What to Expect

XR Today - Virtual Reality

The media and entertainment metaverse , complete with 3D avatars, is no longer a distant prospect. Today’s companies now build immersive tech solutions at scale to facilitate the future of XR socialising.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

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Metaverse – Expectations vs Reality, Part 2: The Costs

ARPost

In part 1 I addressed the technical reasons why Ready Player One – customer and user’s expectations – is still years away. But the unrealistic expectations of the public regarding the metaverse involve another field.

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Adobe’s VR 3D Modeling Tool Now Available on New Headsets, Quest Support Planned

Road to VR

Adobe’s VR modeling tool, Substance 3D Modeler , is now available on Steam, bringing with it support for Valve’s Index headset and possibly others. Adobe released 3D Modeler as part of its ‘Substance’ suite of applications last year.

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Gorillaz Will Perform An AR Concert In NYC & London

VRScout

2-D, Russel, Murdoc, and Noodle are back and bigger than ever.

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XR Talks: The Creator Economy Collides with AR

AR Insider

Creative tools continue to empower individuals at all skill levels to develop advanced content. Meanwhile ,3D and AR are gaining popularity. How will these two trends converge? We break it down in this week's XR Talks. This post appeared first on AR Insider. XR Talks

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Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

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Project Modular: Building an open modular controller for SteamVR

The Ghost Howls

Today’s article is one of the most beautiful published in this blog in 2022. And in fact, it has not been written by me.

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Meta’s Responsible Metaverse and the Enterprise

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, famously said “responsibility is proportionate to opportunity.” ” This captures the sentiment of Meta Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who aims to develop a responsible metaverse.

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Redefining Immersive Virtual Experiences With Embodied Audio

ARPost

EDGE Sound Research is pioneering “embodied audio,” a new technology that changes the way we experience virtual reality. When we think of “virtual reality,” the focus only seems to be on engaging our sense of sight.

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Road to VR’s 2022 Game of the Year Awards

Road to VR

Virtual reality opens a portal to every conceivable dimension, whether it be far-flung space stations, medieval dungeons, or fantastical realms translated directly from the minds of this generation’s most talented artists.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.