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. Founded in 1986, ITI is a world leader in crane and rigging training and consulting; they are relied on by multiple industries such as mining, construction, and energy.

KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken. We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Yes that’s right, KFC has an employee training VR experience—and it looks scary AF.

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UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

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The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. The post UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities appeared first on VRScout.

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

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

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Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews. The app lets you train from anywhere while wearing the standalone headset “via a holographic coach or an interactive, shared 3D virtual system,” according to a press release.

VR Sports Training Company STRIVR Labs Scores $5 Million Investment

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STRIVR Labs , a company focused on using VR for sports training, plans to use a new $5 million investment to expand the scope of its “experiential learning” platform. SEE ALSO STRIVR Introduces VR Training On and Off the Field.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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Walmart staff have their work cut out for them, one of the many reasons why the retail giant began opening its many ‘Walmart Academies’ to train its future staff on the details of their expected duties in a comfortable and cost-efficient manner.

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.

STRIVR Introduces VR Training On and Off the Field

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Belch realized the potential of VR for sports training and spent two years working with Bailenson to develop and troubleshoot an effective way to film Stanford Football’s practices in 360-degree, immersive video allowing players to rewatch practice film using a VR headset.

Using Virtual Humans with Personality for Medical Training

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On today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Benjamin Lok from the University of Florida about how they’re using Virtual Humans as patients to train medical students. The post Using Virtual Humans with Personality for Medical Training appeared first on Road to VR.

Training Robots Tedious Tasks With VR

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The idea is similar to how you may train a new employee on their first day or teach someone how to assemble a table—but instead that new employee is robot Brett. The post Training Robots Tedious Tasks With VR appeared first on VRScout.

‘Bioflight VR’ for Medical Training, Patient Behavior Modification, & Diagnosis

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This interview tracks the evolution of Bioflight VR starting with ambitions to use VR for medical diagnosis, and then their pivot focusing more on medical training and patient behavioral modification and education the following year.

LA Hospital Using VR Simulation For Trauma Training

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The next generation of professional healthcare training has arrived. That’s exactly why Children’s Hospital Los Angeles teamed up with Oculus and other VR companies to bring low-cost emergency care training via virtual reality technology.

Bechtel Partners with ITI to Expand VR Crane Training Capabilities

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The training is said to improve in-depth, real-life scenarios so operators can improve readiness and safety on site. Bechtel will also expand its subscription to ITI’s training program, which the company uses in its workforce development programs on construction sites across the world.

NFL Refs Using STRIVR’s VR Training Platform to Prepare for New Season

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The NFL continues to maintain its strong relationship with VR technology, now employing the STRIVIR platform to train some officials. The post NFL Refs Using STRIVR’s VR Training Platform to Prepare for New Season appeared first on Road to VR.

Volkswagen Teams With Vive For VR Training and Collaboration Rollout

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Volkswagen Group is one of the first companies in the world to fully commit to training employees in VR. The car maker this week announced that it is deploying VR training with the HTC Vive headset across its global operations. Volkswagen isn’t alone in using VR for training.

NASA is Using Manus VR Gloves to Train Astronauts in Mixed Reality

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Using VR Revolutionize Sports Training with STRIVR Labs

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Belch asked Bailenson if it was possible to use VR to train football players, but the technology wasn’t ready yet back in 2004. But for now, they’re focusing on training quarterbacks, goalies, watching pitches, and shooting freethrows.

Elon Musk-Backed Company Using VR To Train Robots

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Now thanks to the creative minds over at OpenAI , VR has found yet another way to make its services useful: training robots to eventually conquer the Earth as our overlords, thus rendering all of humankind obsolete. News AI Robotics Artificial Intelligence Elon Musk OpenAI VR Training

Walmart and STRIVR Partner To Train Employees In VR

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US supermarket chain Walmart is betting big on VR to help improve its employee training techniques, and it’s turned to a new company to help. TechCrunch is reporting that Walmart plans to install VR training platforms at each of its 200 Academy training centers across the US by the end of the year. Walmart partnered with STRIVR Labs to create these experiences after one of the company’s executives saw the University of Arkansas football team training using VR too.

PIXO VR demos new emergency responder training platform

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PIXO VR, a virtual reality safety training company, has unveiled their new training platform for emergency response personnel. According to the company, virtual reality simulations of this type has many advantages over conventional field training techniques, in terms of safety, repeatability and cost. These constraints on standard training techniques can leave first responders ill-prepared to best handle emergency situations.

KFC’s VR Training Game Is Finger-Licking Frightening

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Judging by KFC’s bizarre new VR training app, that may well be the case. Eater revealed this new app, which is apparently being integrated into employee training programs with the help of the Oculus Rift (though it’s probably having a better effect as a PR stunt).

STRIVR Labs Raises $5 Million And Adds Enterprise VR Training

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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.

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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The WebVR training scenario allows you to play the role of teacher, shooter or a law enforcement officer to give you a full perspective of a situation, and the shooter can be an adult or a student. Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting.

Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training

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Patrick Hagan is a technical specialist for the Houston Fire Department who had an opportunity to try out a VR demo by HTX Labs featuring an active shooter critical response training scenario.

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Is Training Robots In VR

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We’ve created a robotics system, trained entirely in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing a human do it in VR once. Another day, another fascinatingly futuristic project with Elon Musk’s name attached to it. But we’re not talking about SpaceX or the Hyper Tube this time, we’re talking about teaching robots to do tasks with VR.

Derren Brown’s HTC Vive VR Ghost Train Ride Now Open

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The ride experience, called Ghost Train , is now open at the UK theme park and is designed to make you question your reality, all while sitting in what appears to be a suspended 20ft Victorian Carriage. The post Derren Brown’s HTC Vive VR Ghost Train Ride Now Open 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.

VR Is Changing Sports: More Than 30 Teams Use STRIVR Training While SyncThink Diagnoses Concussions

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We’ve previously covered STRIVR , a startup which emerged from Stanford, as the company works to evolve training for football and other sports. The startup even extended out to the corporate world to train Walmart workers. STRIVR captures 360-degree footage allowing players to put on a VR headset to extend their training beyond the hours they spend on the field, slope, pitch, or rink. Tagged with: STRIVR , Sync Think , training Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Thorpe Park’s New Ghost Train is a Cute, If Underwhelming, VR Ride

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This Company is Using VR Games to Help Train Real Professional Drivers

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The post This Company is Using VR Games to Help Train Real Professional Drivers appeared first on UploadVR. My ’96 Chevy Cavalier didn’t prepare me for the foreign dashboard lights or for shifting gears with paddle shifts.

Social Presence & Training Social Dynamics with Virtual Humans

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Team training scenarios are often difficult due to the logistics involved with coordinating many different people’s schedules. Andrew Robb is a post-doc at Clemson University, and he’s been researching how to use virtual humans in these types of team training scenarios.

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‘Tribe VR DJ School’ Trains You to Mix Music on Real Equipment

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VR Surgical Training Platform Osso Wins US Dept. Of Education’s EdSim Prize

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Surgical training platform Osso VR has walked away with the first-place prize. Osso offers realistic training in VR. It was just under a year ago now that we reported that the US Department of Education was getting involved with VR and AR tech with the launch of its EdSim Challenge.

How Valve’s ‘The Lab’ Trains Your Brain to Appreciate Good VR Design

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2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia

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The 2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit allows US Military, government agencies, educational leaders, and solution-providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss the current and future direction of virtual training and simulation. This program will incite discussion surrounding virtual reality and simulation as a superior military training tool due to its cost-effectiveness and pragmatic nature.

UPS Is Using HTC Vive To Train Its Drivers In Hazard Perception

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VR is already being used to train staff at Walmart and help build cars , but now it will help get your UPS packages to your door safely too. HTC today revealed a partnership with UPS, installing Vive headsets in the delivery company’s nine training centers across the USA.

You Could Get Trained By Manny Pacquiao In VR And Fight For Real

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Boxing, otherwise known as the sweet science, is known to have one of the most grueling training regiments of all sports and a handful of VR games try to whip you into fighting shape with varying results. There’s a lot of physical exertion in a great deal of virtual experiences, some designed specifically with this in mind and others reaching such heightened levels simply as a byproduct of gameplay design.

KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore

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It’s not hard to imagine all of the potential applications for virtual reality, but one you may not have considered is its use in employee training. KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has decided to blaze the trail for VR training.

See Dragon Ball Z VR’s Kamehameha Training In Action

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From the looks of it, the experience pits you in a training camp where Goku himself will teach you how to execute the iconic Kamehameha attack. If you haven’t shouted “Kame… hame… ha” in VR at least once yet then you’re doing it wrong.