Onshape Partners with Magic Leap to Bring Its Collaborative Industrial 3D Design Tool to AR

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On Wednesday, the Massachusetts-based company officially unveiled its partnership with Magic Leap, delivering an app that allows multiple Magic Leap One users to collaborate on 3D product designs.

3D Printing In AR Using A Robotic Assistant

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The interactive fabrication system combines AR CAD editing with precise robotic control.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis Trains

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon

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If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

W. Mass. group offer free HTC Vive, Gear VR demos

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If you are located near Northampton, Massachusetts, or plan to swing by, Northampton Community Television is offering free public virtual reality demos using the HTC Vive and Gear VR headsets.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Massachusetts. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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VirZOOM Partners With AMD to Bring VR Fitness Bikes to Locations Across the Globe

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VirZOOM was founded in early 2015 by Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pedaling a stationary bike is kind of a sad metaphor for life: try as you may, you’re never going anywhere.

Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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Developed by SyncThink , a Boston, Massachusetts-based neuro-technology company, EyeSink is a portable VR headset that uses built-in eye-tracking technology to detect and identify signs of a concussion in less than a minute.

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MIT Researchers Test Autonomous Drones Using VR Training Grounds

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Thankfully, a handful of brilliant minds over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have begun developing a new process of VR-based testing that could save manufacturers hundreds of thousands in shattered hardware.

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

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” A pilot version of Holoroom How To is currently open to the public at the Lowe’s in Framingham, Massachusetts, but in the coming weeks several other installations will be launching at Lowe’s in Burlington, Canada and RONA, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Big Box, in Beloeil, Québec.

VRemedy Wants To Solve VR’s Movement Problem

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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer VRemedy Labs aims to solve this problem. Teleportation is quickly becoming the standard VR movement, even in games where it’s not appropriate.

Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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At the same time I was living in Greenwich Village and I had some talented friends working in the advertising sector, making things like stop-motion animation for advertising… and these friends told me that a new studio was being built in Massachusetts by Douglas Trumbull.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Sony’s Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Richard Marks

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He received a Bachelor of Science in avionics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in the field of underwater robotics from Stanford University. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality.

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MIT’s MoVR Uses Millimeter Waves For Wireless PC-Based VR

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘s (MIT’s) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is working on its own wireless system that cuts the cord for PC VR, named MoVR. Wireless PC-based VR may not be as far off as we’d previously thought with the reveal of TPCAST’s upgrade kit for the HTC Vive, and other solutions may be coming soon too.

A Look Inside Consumer Perceptions of Oculus Go

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He is based in Boston, Massachusetts. More than just the latest in a long line of niche gadgets, Oculus Go represents the linchpin of Facebook’s lofty goal of putting one billion people into virtual reality.

Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle

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A man in Cambridge, Massachusetts has lost over 50 pounds through the use of a virtual reality bicycle. William Brierly is 36-years-old. He works on marketing and public relations for a VR startup known as VirZoom.

The Essential VR Horror This Halloween

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Take a trip back to the sweet year of 1993, in Willahauk, Massachusetts. Halloween is nearly upon us…what better way to get your thrills than in full VR immersion? . It’s no surprise that VR can pack a whole lot of scary punch.

Adding Virtual Reality To a Roller Coaster

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The Six Flags amusement park will debut nine virtual reality roller coasters at its parks in Texas, Georgia, California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Montreal this spring. There’s a surprising factor getting developed for the roller coaster riders in North America.

Facebook Acquires FacioMetrics To Add ‘Fun Effects’ To Photos and Videos

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Users of FacioMetrics’ technology span the academic and tech industry worlds and include Lightricks, Anki, Meograph, University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a “leading social networking company” — perhaps Facebook? Facebook acquired face recognition technology provider FacioMetrics to beef up the social network giant’s photo and video capabilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vuforia 7 Helps AR Blend Into Real Life

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Jay Wright, president of Needham, Massachusetts-based Vuforia said that Vuforia 7 has something called “ground plane,” which enables developers to create planes that fit into the real world and help easily identify where in a scene an AR object can be placed. Augmented reality tech company Vuforia is announcing a new version of its augmented reality platform that enables more seamless integration of AR into real-world environments.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Boston, Massachusetts. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry.

HTC Enables Wireless Vive VR Design, New Features for 2017

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Pay attention to a MoVR prototype, concept design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While the second generation handsets from HTC and Oculus are getting shape hidden from the public eye, there are significant changes being announced or previewed for the upcoming Holiday season.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Officially Announced

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Speakers include tech leaders from Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Argo AI, Audi, Baidu, Boeing, Facebook, Ford, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HERE, Honda, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, MIT, NASA, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, NYU, Oculus, OpenAI, Pixar, Salesfexorce, Samsung, Stanford and VMware.

MIT Accelerator Play Labs Announces Class of 13 AR/VR Startups

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Play Labs , a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial companies are focused on AR and VR, as well as online gaming and esports. The summer class will run from June to August, with a demo day on August 15.

Changing direction

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I’ll take the smog and asphalt any day over all these trees and fresh air here in Western Massachusetts. The world seems to have hit a tipping point when it comes to immersive environments, and the pace of change is exploding.