This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees

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The manager sits you down in some store room, wheels in a TV and makes you watch a training video that’s about as immersive as watching paint dry. Check out a preview of honeygrow’s 360 training video below. 360 film 360 Video Google Daydream Games News VR Training

KFC Says Its Wacky VR Chicken Frying Experience Will Really Be Used for Employee Training

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KFC has revealed a curious trailer for The Hard Way: A Virtual Reality Training Experience , an ‘escape room’ game designed for VR. ” The post KFC Says Its Wacky VR Chicken Frying Experience Will Really Be Used for Employee Training appeared first on Road to VR.

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Indie Dev Experiment Brings Google Lens to VR, Showing Real-time Text Translation

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Google Lens is great for when you want to quickly translate a menu written in a foreign language, or visually explore the world around you simply using your Android smartphone. Considering however it’s using the full Google Lens suite of tools, we bet a lot more is possible.

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Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking. Image courtesy Google. Image courtesy Google. Image courtesy Google.

VR Laser Training 4 Cardboard

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A Virtual Reality App for Google Cardboard. Get teleported to a realistic spaceship environment where you will be trained to dodge laser shots by a trainer bot moving around you. Avoid the laser shots tilting your head and train your reflexes.

STRIVR Labs Raises $5 Million And Adds Enterprise VR Training


And so startup STRIVR Labs has launched into a new enterprise VR training business, while still remaining in the sports VR training game. STRIVR is already working with a handful of Fortune 500 companies on comprehensive training programs utilizing VR.

2020 Spatial Predictions: ‘Training Wheels’ Win AR

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AR Wins With “Training Wheels”. AR Wins With ‘Training Wheels’ The spatial computing industry is learning that its circa-2016 ambitions aren’t translating to mainstream adoption. Another example of the “training-wheels” principle is the broader product category of wearables.

Google Lens Now Recognizes Over 1 Billion Products


Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered analysis tool, can now recognize over 1 billion products from Google’s retail and price comparison portal, Google Shopping. Aparna Chennapragada, vice president of Google Lens and augmented reality at Google, revealed the tidbit in a retrospective blog post about Google Lens’ milestones. “I’ve That’s not all Google Lens’ computer vision algorithms can recognize, of course. AR AI Google Lens venturebeat

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Google’s Daydream Impact Project Aims to Bolster Philanthropic Efforts With VR

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Google’s newly announced Daydream Impact program is a philanthropy project that provides organizations, nonprofits, and advocates for change with resources, tools, and training to create immersive VR content to support their cause.

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Is ‘Training Wheels’ for the AR Cloud?

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This has led to lots of creative approaches such as crowdsourcing ( ), visual databases for object recognition ( Google & Apple ), satellite imagery ( Sturfee ) and compositions of 2D images ( Scape ). The post Is ‘Training Wheels’ for the AR Cloud?

Google Launches Social Awareness VR Initiative ‘Daydream Impact’


Google Daydream will provide organizations with VR training and equipment rentals. That’s why Google is launching a new program dubbed Daydream Impact , with the hope of helping organizations and creators utilize virtual reality to take their programs to the next level.

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Google’s VR Labs Provide STEM Students With Hands-On Experience


Google teams up with Labster to develop 30 immersive lab experiences for the Daydream platform. Unfortunately, crowded universities and the rise of online education have made it difficult for these innovators-in-training to access properly equipped labs and log their necessary hours.

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Google Expeditions Will Be Bringing VR To A Million Students In The UK


Google will undoubtedly be remembered for its influence in virtual reality’s exposure whenever we look back on things in the future. In the UK, Google is looking to initiate a different type of influence, one that will utilize the growing VR medium as a tool.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards


Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.

This Week in XR: Google's AR Maps, Goodbye to Gear, VR Trains MDs, And Out of Home VR News

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Training and Education With VR in 2018


Although gaming is probably the most popular commercial application of VR at the moment, VR has found fast and deep adoption in the fields of aviation and flight training, healthcare education , law enforcement and military training , and training tomorrow’s engineers.

Blocks By Google VR – 3D Modeling for the Masses


For the last month I’ve been working with Google to test Blocks, a new VR creation tool that enables anyone to 3D model low polygon objects without training. Google VR (@googlevr) July 6, 2017. News 3D Models Art Blocks Google VR

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Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading innovators for using VR for immersive education. SEE ALSO For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR.

The NFL Is Creating a VR Film Series Exclusively For YouTube and Google


But bringing things even closer to viewers is always the goal and that’s exactly what the NFL aims to do in its latest partnership with Google. 360 Video Experiences Sports documentary google national football league nfl series video Youtube

Google’s Killer AR App Lens Gets Broader Roll Out


Google today revealed it is expanding the preview for its Lens service, bringing the AI-driven image recognition system to all Google Photos English-language users on both Android and iOS in the coming weeks. The service is also coming to Google Assistant, and engineers at the company are continually training the system to recognize more things. Google also released its ARCore system from its preview status, moving to version 1.0. AR Google Lens

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Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez


The new animated VR film will be part of Google Spotlight Stories. The VR short is being developed with Google Spotlight Stories and revolves around Mexican wrestling and “the tradition and the responsibility of carrying on the legacy of your culture.”

Google Daydream headset to debut tomorrow with a low price


As if the hype train weren’t already full, another one jumps in at the last-minute. Destination: Google’s October 4th press event. Like the very first Google Daydream VR headset that will … Continue reading. Archive Android Daydream google mobile virtual reality vr

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Where is VR/AR and Education Now?


In both corporate training and K-12, companies and schools are reporting positive results about the impact of VR/AR on retention, engagement, and efficiency. Upskill, an augmented reality software training company, has cited seeing on average a 32% improvement in the workforc e of their clients. 3 – Corporate training with VR/AR has expanded to more industries. News Education Google Expeditions Training

HoloLens 2 Hits the Ground as the U.S. Army’s Own AR “combat multiplier”

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The Army currently intends on using the headsets for training purposes during its rapid iteration phase—it doesn’t fit under a helmet just yet—however it’s clear that the potential advantages will be a boon for soldiers on the ground in the future.

VR: Getting People to Take Safety Training Seriously, Retail Merchandising, and More


Virtual reality is making inroads in the retail industry, at the same time as more and more companies are realizing the powerful potential of VR for training. In a recent mailer campaign to convey the importance of professional alarm monitoring services, ADT sent out Google Cardboard-like VR headsets that put recipients into a simulated life-threatening situation. The result: Many units haven’t reported a single dog attack since adopting the VR training system in November 2018.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review


While the Google Daydream store may be lacking in content, the inclusion of “WorldSense” technology adds a considerable amount of immersion when compared to the Oculus Go’s 3DoF offerings. ENTERPRISE & TRAINING.

Dr. Oz is Using VR to Create The ‘Google Maps’ of the Human Body


“What we want to do is do for medical science what Google Maps has done for navigation. Medical professionals need to be specially trained to read these unique images but Öz believes VR can make the process infinitely more efficient.

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VR & AR Goes For Gold At 2018 Winter Olympic Games


The VR Olympics is being delivered exclusively through the NBC Sports VR app on Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Windows, Android and iOS devices. Not only is VR being used for the fans, but its playing a large part in training athletes prior to the Olympics as well.

Football (Soccer) training and experiences with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Tech at Soccerex 2015!

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Sports, and indirectly Football, has benefitted from recent improvements in training and education that have come about through Virtual and Augmented Reality. Football is one of the most popular sports around the globe, with many players involved in a daily training routine.

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AR+VR Weekly: Huawei’s AR glasses, VR Black Friday and VR footwear by Google

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Huawei’s AR glasses, VR Black Friday and VR footwear by Google. Google releases gorgeous VR short film ‘Age of Sail’ ( Engadget ).

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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This is a training tool for nursing students which allows them to interact with holographic patients and experience common medical scenarios they might not otherwise be exposed to. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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Image by Google). Google completely opensources Cardboard. With a surprise move, Google has announced with a blog post that it ha opensourced completely Cardboard. Google has already abandoned all its VR projects (e.g. Google machine learning can help in creating AR apps.

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AR Apps Changing Education


They can’t imagine life without Apple, Google, and apps, so education must adapt to their new perception patterns. Word puzzles aren’t just a fun way to kill time for adults, but also an excellent vocabulary training for children of all ages. Guest Post.

How to Build a Location-Based AR Application


Some of the most powerful technologies for the development of AR applications of different kinds these days are Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. Similarly, Google’s recent update to Google Maps brought a possibility to navigate through the city using the capabilities of AR.

VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’


The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Tagged with: acer , Collective , google , htc vive , industry , oculus , samsung , sony , virtual reality.

Epic Games Goes All In With Unreal Engine 4 Support for Google Daydream


Riding the wave of excitement over Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage today that the gaming giant has brought support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4.

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Baskhead is a VR basketball game for Google Daydream in which you are in the role of the hoop!

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Baskhead Training is pretty interesting take on VR Basketball. There is also an arcade mode, where you will be trained before going back with the coach and try to beat his levels. The game is out now on Google Daydream , Gear VR , Oculus Rift , HTC Vive and soon on PSVR.