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HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

Road to VR

The company behind the force feedback haptic gloves HaptX and research teams from Virginia Tech and University of Florida have secured a $1.5 SEE ALSO Sony Patent Reveals VR Controller Design Seemingly Inspired by Valve Index.

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Sony Pictures Teams With The VOID on ‘Jumanji: Reverse the Curse’, Launching November 27th

Road to VR

Hot on the heels of Avengers: Damage Control , the next experience heading to VR attraction The VOID is Jumanji: Reverse the Curse , made in collaboration with the Sony Pictures Virtual Reality group. Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia. The title will come to select VOID locations starting on November 27th.

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Big News from Altspace VR, Apple, Disney, Lloyd’s, and the US Justice Department

XR Today - Big XR News tag

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is hearing the case with the backing of attorney generals from eight states. Microsoft Closes Altspace VR Last Friday, Microsoft announced it would cease operations of Altspace, a virtual reality (VR) socialization, Metaverse-lite platform.

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Step Into the Jungle When The VOID Opens Jumanji: Reverse the Curse This Month

Peter Graham

To help promote the new film Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has teamed up with location-based entertainment (LBE) specialist The VOID on an immersive experience called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse. Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia. The Rec Room Toronto Roundhouse, Toronto, Ontario.

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Tobii, HeadVantage To Offer Sports Fans ‘First Look’

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

The Arlington, Virginia-based firm was picked to join Comcast’s NBCUniversal Sports Accelerator, leading to the deal with NBC Sports and allowing the firm to showcase its capabilities at the Professional Golfers Association’s (PGA) Korn Ferry Tour golf tournament.

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The XR Week Peek (2019.14.09): a new powerful Vive Focus appears, Facebook Connect is coming, and more!

The Ghost Howls

In two days there will be the Facebook Connect, an Apple event and a Sony event about PS5! Facebook works on Diminished Reality. Facebook and Virginia Tech University have just proposed a technology called “Flow-edge Guided Video Completion” that aims at reconstructing missing regions of a video. Top news of the week.

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The Media and Entertainment Metaverse: What to Expect

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Busch Gardens Virginia , one of the United States’ top theme parks, created an immersive roller coaster ‘The Battle for Eire’ featuring emerald mask VR headsets from the Taiwanese tech giant. Additionally, motion capture (mocap) systems from Sony and Vicon will deepen realism for content creators developing characters.