Watch: This Mobile VR Crane Simulator Showcases the Future of Industrial Training

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Industrial Training International is readying their VR Mobile Crane Simulator for the March ConExpo Event in Las Vegas. The simulator, which uses an Oculus Rift headset, comes in two forms – ‘Desktop’ and ‘Motion Base’.

This Awesome DIY VR Cockpit Hides a Flight Simulator in Plain Sight

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Posting details of the build on Reddit , James ‘Maverick’ Turner explained the project was prompted by a move to an apartment that required a more efficient use of space, and the culmination of several years of creating a custom flight simulator rig.

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KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Whether an actual training simulator or just another marketing tactic like their normcore fashion line that targets a younger consumer, it’s not entirely clear yet.

‘Job Simulator’ Surpasses $3 Million in Sales, Becoming “most popular VR title to date”

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Owlchemy Labs today announced that its tongue-in-cheek simulator game, Job Simulator (2016) , has earned over $3 million in sales since its launch last April. ” Job Simulator was included as a launch title for HTC Vive when it was initially released in April 2016.

Google Acquires Owlchemy Labs, VR Game Studio Behind ‘Rick and Morty VR’, ‘Job Simulator’

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In an interesting move, Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs , makers of the multi-platform hits Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017). Job Simulator, image courtesy Owlchemy Labs.

Hands On: ESI’s Incredibly Accurate VR CAD Simulation Lets You Take Cars Apart

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Dominic Brennan gets his hands on ESI Group’s latest iteration of IC.IDO , their automotive visualisation tool that uses CAD-accurate data to generate extremely realistic VR simulations which let you take apart (or fix) your own virtual car.

This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students

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The first childbirth AR simulator. One such medical company, CAE Healthcare , has unveiled the world’s first augmented reality childbirth simulator with integrated mother-baby physiology. The post This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students appeared first on VRScout.

Simulating Crowds of Virtual Humans in Immersive Environments

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At the IEEE VR, I had a chance to chat with Rutger’s professor Mubbasir Kapadia who studies crowd simulation and his latest book is called Simulating Heterogeneous Crowds with Interactive Behaviors.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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Now thanks to the success of an early pilot program currently being tested at a handful of these locations, over 140,000 Walmart associates across all 200 training centers will feature virtual reality training simulators by the end of 2017.

Trinity VR’s ‘DiamondFX’ Batting Simulator is Made for the Major Leagues

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We speak to Trinity VR about their Vive Tracker powered Diamond FX project which aims to provide realistic virtual reality simulations for major league baseball teams, all powered by years of real pitching statistics.

It’s Ok to Be Jealous of This $25,000 VR Racing Rig, We Are Too

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What do you do when you want to push VR racing simulation to the limit of immersion? R-craft Multi-axis Motion Simulator, 6+ axes (circa $20,000). Played with just a headset and a controller, Dirt Rally in VR is a pretty awesome experience.

$3 Million Milestone: Owlchemy’s ‘Job Simulator’ Is One of VR’s Best Selling Games

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Owlchemy Labs, the trailblazing developers of Job Simulator, today announced its VR game available for Rift, Vive, and PlayStation VR has officially cleared $3 million in sales, the largest figure we’ve heard to date for PC-based VR.

VR & Memory, and Fate vs Free Will in Simulation Theory

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So Hassan and I go down the rabbit hole in this episode by exploring the deeper philosophical implications of simulation theory and our relationship to fate and free will. The post VR & Memory, and Fate vs Free Will in Simulation Theory appeared first on Road to VR.

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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Holovis is developing such a simulation with a partner in Malaysia to be revealed later this year “as part of a much larger immersive training and simulation facility”. The post Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Job Simulator’ Developer Announces ‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ for HTC Vive

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The Brilliant Tabletop Simulator Now Supports VR

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Playing a boardgame might not sound like the best use of VR, but the brilliant (and often hilarious) The post The Brilliant Tabletop Simulator Now Supports VR appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences gaming Berserk Games htc vive Tabletop Simulator

‘Chroma Lab’ Teaser Shows Mesmerizing Interaction with Massive Particle Simulations

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One developer is taking interactivity to the extreme with Chroma Lab , a forthcoming VR experience that will let you play with hundreds of thousands of simulated particles. VR design is still in the very early stages, but something that we know leads to immersion in VR is interactivity.

These Are Not Photos, They Are Creations From ‘Graffiti Simulator’

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The post These Are Not Photos, They Are Creations From ‘Graffiti Simulator’ appeared first on UploadVR. Art & Science Experiences art beta graffit kingspray simulator spraypaint videoTake a second look at the big image above.

Why Smells Are So Difficult To Simulate For Virtual Reality

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How do you think virtual reality will improve over the next few years? You’re probably hoping for better ways to see, hear and touch virtual worlds.

This VR Training Simulation is One of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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One of the best we’ve seen, this video, demonstrating a dangerous workplace simulation for train operators, shows how virtual reality and motion controllers might revolutionise training in the work place.

New VR Glove Uses Muscle-Like Chambers To Simulate Touch

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In theory, the gloves could paired with other technologies like a Leap Motion sensor to simulate a wide range of activities. A full-body suit would need to be able to differentiate between pressure, impact, or muscle simulations on different areas of your body, which would also need to be fine-tuned from a software perspective.

Flairtender Wants To Be VR’s Most Realistic Bartender Simulator

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In fact, it can simulate many actual actions too. Just ask anyone that’s played a flight simulator with a full joystick (HOTAS) setup. But one thing I didn’t consider is simulating the job of a bartender.

Alzheimer’s Charity Releases VR App that Simulates Dementia

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The post Alzheimer’s Charity Releases VR App that Simulates Dementia appeared first on UploadVR. It can be impossible to imagine what life is like living with some tragic diseases, but VR is helping to change that.

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift

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Currently available for download on the Oculus Store for the low, low price of $0.00, Mission:ISS is a scientifically accurate space simulation that lets players explore the infamous International Space Station in full virtual reality.

‘Rick and Morty Simulator': Making Narratives More Plausible through Interruption

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When Owlchemy Labs ‘ Alex Schwartz saw that Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland was a fan of their Job Simulator VR experience , then he reached out and met up with Justin in Los Angeles.

Check Out Job Simulator Dev’s Ingenious Way Of Calibrating Height In PS VR

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50 Days Of PS VR #25: ‘Job Simulator’ Brings Laugh-A-Minute Gameplay To VR

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Senso is a VR Input Glove With Per-finger Haptics and Simulated Temperature

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Senso is a new virtual reality glove input device that offers per-finger haptic feedback and the ability to simulate differences in temperature – all tracked via a camera-less IMU-based system.

Going Down the Rabbit Hole: Simulation Theory, AI, & the Battle for Reality

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He has been seeking out the boundaries of our understanding of reality through these conversations, and much like Elon Musk concluded a few weeks ago , Cris has concluded that it’s most likely that we’re already living within a simulation.

‘Aerofly FS2? Brings Ultra Realistic Flight Simulation to Rift and Vive

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Aerofly from developers IPACS is a flight simulator which aims to bring realistic visuals to the VR-enabled civilian flight-sim genre, and it looks stunning. Flight simulators is one of those genres.

Hands-On: Tales of Glory Wants To Be The Ultimate Medieval Battle Simulator

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Two of my favorite PC games are Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and Mount & Blade (both Warband and the original ) so consider me excited when I saw Tales of Glory for the first time.

Prison Boss VR Looks Like Job Simulator For Locked Up Convicts

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It looks to play a lot like Job Simulator with large, white glove-hands as your means of interaction from the first-person perspective. Clearly, this is all in good fun and isn’t meant to be a realistic simulation by any means. Experiences Gaming HTC Vive job simulator

HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games

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This graffiti simulator is coming to VR and now you can try an early demo. At the X Games in Austin, Texas from June 2-5, HTC is publicly demoing for the first time Kingspray Graffiti Simulator. The post HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games appeared first on VRScout.

Planned Parenthood’s Eye-Opening VR Video Simulates Clinic Harassment

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The VR experience simulates clinic harassment. The post Planned Parenthood’s Eye-Opening VR Video Simulates Clinic Harassment appeared first on VRScout.

Training to Craning in 60 Minutes: Putting My VR-learned Skills to the Test with a Real 22 Ton Crane

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Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Training International VR’s new crane simulator through its paces. Paired with a monitor instead of a VR HMD, the simulator was functional, if unexceptional.

Hands-On With the Hilarious ‘Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality’ at PAX West

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Birdly Simulator Features a “Man-Sized” VR Controller in Ulm, Germany

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If Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight wasn’t immersive enough, here comes the Birdly simulator by Swiss firm Somniacs. Currently on display in Ulm, Germany, the Birdly experience asks players to lie face down on what they call the “man-sized-unit.” ” (Stop laughing.)

‘Haptic Shape Illusion’ Allows VR Controllers to Simulate Feel of Physically Larger Objects

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Exploring the concept of ‘haptic shape illusion’, the controllers have data-driven, precise mass properties, aiming to simulate the same feeling in the hand as the larger objects on which they are based. Simulating the feel of real objects is a fundamental haptics challenge in VR.

Level Ex Raises $11 Million For A Real Surgeon Simulator

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Developer Level Ex raised $11 million in a Series A round of financing to continue creating games that are aimed at replicating operating room scenarios. It previously created the virtual surgery training app Airway Ex , and with the funds it’s just raised, it will also start to experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality. The iOS version of Airway Ex already has some AR in it thanks to Apple’s ARKit.

Rick and Morty VR and Job Simulator Dev Owlchemy Labs Acquired By Google

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Today Google announced via their blog that they’ve acquired Owlchemy Labs, the creators of Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. This means continuing to focus on hand interactions and high quality user experiences, like with Job Simulator.