Training Against Bias with VR

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Recent events in Philadelphia show why Starbucks should use immersive technologies like Virtual Reality to train employees on empathy skills. My worry is that a half-day of training focused more on words, and less on actions will be ineffective Click To Tweet.

How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR

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VR is the future of employee training, and businesses are taking notice. . It’s no secret an increasing number of businesses are turning to virtual and augmented reality for employee training. News AR Employee Training STRIVR Training Virtual Reality Volkswagen VW Walmart

Mercedes-Benz Shifts to HoloLens for Employee Training

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The company employs more than 100 HoloLens devices in its Mercedes-Benz Global Training program, where about 450 management, product, branding, and sales employees have access to the devices.

Volkswagen Will Train 10,000 Employees Using VR This Year

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The Volkswagen Group will use an augmented reality hub to train employees across the globe. ????????????In Over 30 VR training experiences cover everything from vehicle assembly, new team member training, and customer service. News Automotive Cars HTC Vive Training Volkswagen

Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

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Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. The post Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year appeared first on Road to VR.

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Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

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At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck. They’re using Unreal Engine to simulate interactions with people in VR to train a robot how to play dominos.

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.

This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students

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Whether learning how to play the piano or training crews to fly an Airbus , industries are quickly figuring out different ways augmented reality can be used for training and education. The post This HoloLens Childbirth Simulator Helps Train Medical Students appeared first on VRScout.

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.

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.

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.

UK’s Central Bedfordshire College Launches New Immersive Training Institute

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A new immersive training facility and program, the Immersive Technology Institute (ITI), has been launched Luton, UK in a collaboration between Central Bedfordshire College (CBC) and AI and VR development firm AiSolve.

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

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.

Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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In the latest example, Microsoft reveals how BAE Systems is using PTC's Thingworx Studio software on the HoloLens to improve employee training. Specifically, BAE produced a new visual training tool that takes workers, step by step, through the process of assembling green energy bus batteries.

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.

MIT Researchers Test Autonomous Drones Using VR Training Grounds

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Researchers at MIT are using VR to train autonomous drones in safer, less expensive environments. Unfortunately, training high-tech, fast-moving machines to automatically detect and avoid physical objects isn’t exactly a safe, or cheap process.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

VR Training Might Help Part-Time NFL Referees Get The Calls Right

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Coming off the substitute referee circus of 2012 and a series of rule additions of varying efficacy in subsequent years, the NFL is looking to VR for potential training of our thankless officials. Tagged with: football , nfl , Referee , training , virtual , VR.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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

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Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer

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We like to refer to lots of third-person VR games as ‘train set VR’ here at UploadVR, but Rolling Line takes that definition very seriously.

PIXO VR releases gas meter inspection training system

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VR safety training company PIXO VR today announced the release of its Gas Meter Safety Inspection VR Training system , marking the first time a VR training module has been made commercially available for utility companies.

Epic’s New Robo Recall Dev Diary Details The Game’s Evolution From Bullet Train

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Fans of the Rift will remember when developer Epic Games took to the stage of the Oculus Connect 2 keynote that year to announce a tech demo for the then-unreleased Oculus Touch controllers, called Bullet Train. Bullet Train, meanwhile, can now be downloaded on Rift for free.

Derail Valley Brings The Methodical Joy Of Train Simulation To VR

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Inside one of Tokyo’s multi-story shrines to gaming you’ll find fighting games that won’t release elsewhere for years, music rhythm games that take hundreds of hours to master, and, uh, train simulators. Tagged with: derail valley , sim , simulation , trains.

Facebook Pulls Bullet Train VR Demo From Conservative Conference Following Backlash

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Among these was Bullet Train, a short demo from Robo Recall developer Epic Games in which players engage in a cinematic shootout with an army of soldiers inside a train station. However, given that the show was taking place just a week after the tragic mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many deemed Bullet Train’s presence as inappropriate and backlash quickly followed on social media platforms.

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.

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.

MIT Researchers Build VR Testing Ground to Safely Train Autonomous Drones

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Training autonomous drones to fly around complex indoor environments inevitably means crashes, not to mention a constant cycle of repair and replacement. The post MIT Researchers Build VR Testing Ground to Safely Train Autonomous Drones appeared first on Road to VR.

Japanese University Uses ‘Building Scale VR’ For Disaster Training

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Forget Room Scale VR; the Nagoya University in Japan is using ‘Building Scale VR’ for disaster training. In a recent talk hosted by Microsoft Research (available at the bottom of this page), the University’s Katashi Nagao outlined its work with this ambitious form of VR.

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.

Medical Training Platform using VR Intervoke

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Intervoke has developed a VR interactive platform for medical training on the HTC Vive. At the initial start of the application, users are guided through a training mode with stunning visual content. It’s astounding how much we can learn without having to set foot in a class!