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.

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.

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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The $5.6-million program, which was built on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, isn’t the first VR experience to focus on surviving an active shooter situation. The post Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator appeared first on VRScout.

Epic Games Technical Director: We Want ‘Robo Recall’ To Be The ‘Ultimate Tech Demo’ For Unreal Engine

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Epic Games turned their popular Bullet Train tech demo into a full game that’s not only coming to Oculus Rift with Touch next year after the controllers release this December, but it will also be available for free when it arrives.

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Epic’s VR Shooter Bullet Train Is Now the Wacky Robo Recall

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Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4-driven VR shooter gets a humorous makeover, and it's free. The post Epic's VR Shooter Bullet Train Is Now the Wacky Robo Recall appeared first on WIRED. Culture Game|Life Bullet Train Epic Games Oculus Oculus Rift Robo Recall virtual reality

Epic Games Goes All In With Unreal Engine 4 Support for Google Daydream

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Riding the wave of excitement over Google’s new VR platform, Daydream, Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri announced on the Google I/O stage today that the gaming giant has brought support for Daydream to Unreal Engine 4.

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Epic’s New Action-packed ‘Robo Recall’ FPS is Beautiful, Brutal Arcade Fun

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Now the company plans to launch Robo Recall , the evolution of their critically acclaimed Bullet Train tech demo. Last year at Oculus Connect 2015, Epic revealed the Bullet Train tech demo for Oculus Touch.

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?How VR is training the perfect soldier

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You may not be able to smell the aftermath of the bomb, but, through the virtual reality headset, you can certainly see its awful effects The thought that none of this is real, that you're only in the jaggedy unreality of a video game never quite leaves you. Plextek, an electronics design consultancy in the UK has been making training simulations for the British government's Ministry of Defence since the late 1980s. It's become a highly effective and low cost training tool."

Watch: 12 Minutes of ‘Robo Recall’ Gameplay with Oculus Touch

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The game, which evolved from the extremely well received tech demo for Touch, Bullet Train , retains a lot of the same core mechanics as it’s predecessor but polishes and hones them. SEE ALSO 'Bullet Train' on the Latest Oculus Touch Makes You a Bullet-Catching Badass.

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BBC Takes You To Space In VR

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Inspired by NASA and ESA training programs and the experiences of real astronauts, Home – A VR Spacewalk enables you would-be astronaut to embark on a spacewalk 250 miles above Earth’s surface, something only 217 people have ever done in real-life. News BBC HTC Vive REWIND Space Unreal Engin

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Wizard of Oz Narratives: Puppeting Virtual Characters with Improv Acting

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This technique is commonly used within VR training applications where it’s cheaper to have a single actor puppeting multiple virtual characters rather than hiring multiple actors in order to create a sense of social presence.

Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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“Industry and consumers alike will be able to easily interact with digital content aligned to the real-world for purposes including training, gaming, health and many more.” The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Infinity Film Festival Will Feature VR, AR

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The Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills, presented by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, is set to take place this November 1 – 4, 2018. Epic will also host the IFF Tech Lab with Unreal Engine training for film and virtual production.

Using OSVR Software in Professional-Grade Simulators

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As is often the case, this company uses a special-purpose engine (as opposed to a game engine like Unity or Unreal). Integrating OSVR into a custom game engine is also fairly simple because OSVR: Includes multiple language bindings Supports asynchronous (callback) as well as synchronous (blocking) function calls Provides open-source examples on how to integrate OSVR into other game engines such as Unity, Unreal, SteamVR and Monogame. OSVR training and simulation

Epic Games Announces Robo Recall for Oculus Touch

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Epic Games, creators of Unreal Tournament , have revealed a sneak peek of their newest title, Robo Recall , during Oculus Connect 3. People who are really deep in the VR scene will remember the awesome VR shooter, Bullet Train , presented during Oculus Connect 2 last year.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Apple finally talks about VR while taking a (very solid) swing at AR, Walmart will use virtual reality to train employees, you can grow better weed with AR + AI, and Q1 VR headset sales…. WALMART PARTNERS WITH STRIVR LABS FOR VR TRAINING.

PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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PanguVR trained rigorously using hundreds of Terabytes of data from real designers and architects and using various A.I.

Here’s the 10 Companies Competing at GTC’s VR Content Showcase for $30,000 in Prizes

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Epic Games will showcase high-fidelity VR experiences and new photorealistic content developed with Unreal Engine. With over 120 applications, Nvidia has announced the 10 companies that will compete at the VR Content Showcase during GTC 2017 for $30,000 in cash and prizes.

‘Robo Recall’ Behind-the-scenes: Insights and Artwork from Epic Games

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Bullet Train – Oculus Connect 2015 | Read More. Epic’s first public tech demo to accompany the Oculus Touch controllers, Bullet Train introduces teleportation and weapon wielding mechanics. ‘Showdown’, one of Epic’s VR tech demos build on Unreal Engine.

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Echo Combat first impressions: a fun VR action game

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Actually, before entering the lobby, I thought it was a wise choice to play the tutorial of the games: since both the Echo games have a particular locomotion system and I haven’t played any of them in the latest times, I thought it was better to re-train myself.

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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Enea developing in virtual reality using Unreal Engine VR editor. He actually used the Unreal VR editor a lot and most of the scenes he has made have been developed or at least refined with this tool.

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

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Oculus will provide headsets and training to three new pilot locations alongside a fresh helping of educational VR content. Oculus sees an opportunity to provide proper education to those who may be located far from a school by linking them with trained instructors through VR.

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These Are The VR Sessions Taking Place At Steam Dev Days Next Week

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Epic Games is heavily invested in VR thanks to deep integration with its Unreal Engine 4 and its own tech demos like Bullet Train. Shipping A VR Game With Unreal Engine 4, with CloudGate Studio And Epic Games.

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A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) realityI.

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As with Hogwarts wizards, training AR/VR wizards is a complicated business. A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) reality I hold in my hands what looks and feels like a wand from a Harry Potter film. But this isn’t one of the cheap replicas you can buy in a souvenir shop.

7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

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I’ve not been able to test it in person, but looking around its users manual, the aGlass DK II seems quite easy to install and also easy to be used as a developer , thanks to its handy Unity and Unreal plugins.

Drifter Acquires $2.25 Million to Build Virtual Reality e-Sports Games

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It was formed by Ray Davis, Kenneth Scott, and Brian Murphy who have spent time working on Microsoft’s HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Xbox One, and Unreal Engine 4, as well as games such as Gears of War , Doom 3 , Halo 4 , and Bullet Train.

Lenqiy aims at fostering creativity in Chinese kids with virtual reality

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The typical development environment that they use is Unity, but if the customer requires Unreal because wants a better graphical quality, they can develop using UE4, too. When I was in China, the last company I visited in Shanghai has been Lenqiy.

The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

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Battle Training is live, jump in. Synopsis : Epic Games knows Unreal Engine—after all, they created it. Rob a runaway train. There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money.

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Hands-On With Rewind’s Eye-Tracking Shooter, ‘Project Falcon’ for FOVE 0

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Its war-torn city wouldn’t be out of place in a Gears of War game (it’s built inside developer Epic’s Unreal Engine 4), and it’s quite unlike anything else the studio has made thus far.

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HTC Vive Pro first impressions: should you buy it?

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Thanks to my magical encounter with Mr. Alvin Wang Graylin , I’ve been very lucky t o be able to try the new Vive Pro for some minutes and I’m here to describe you my first impressions with the latest device made by the Chinese virtual reality company. So, how is it? Should you buy it?

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The German auto manufacturer evaluates design features in virtual reality before building prototypes in actual reality, using the famous high-quality physics-based rendering power of Unreal for the game engine and using the HTC Vive for the VR hardware.

Framestore VR on Digital Lightfield Workflows & VR Ad Campaigns

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It’s received over 5 million views on YouTube, and is a great introductory experience for people new to VR to help train them that they are able to look around.

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2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. We expect this drive to see what VR can do outside the home to continue in 2019, with a search for experiences that can draw people to pay for entertainment — or perhaps even training.

WorldViz VR solutions help university research

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Huge Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) of Miami University is a 1,000 square meters virtual reality environment, and is used for the university’s research work such as spatial cognition and medical training simulations in nursing programs. ” Virtual training use cases.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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With that end in mind, Google is making it super simple for anyone to create 3D objects with their hands (instead of complex programs that use 2D screens, a mouse that is limited to a flat x/y axis of movement, and require specialized training).

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Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5

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Integrating Locomotion in Unity, Unreal, and Native Engines. Oculus and Sigtrap Games are pleased to announce and provide open source plugins and tools to readily incorporate a range of locomotion comfort techniques into your Unity, Unreal and native applications. Join us for this unexpectedly fun and refreshing legal, comms, and policy training.

Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment

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Davis recently served as general manager for the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. After working on the Bullet Train demo , I am doubly excited to work on immersive VR games,” said Davis, in an interview with GamesBeat. “We

Meet Nick Whiting, Epic’s Technical Director of VR/AR

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As the publisher of Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games is at the forefront of developers creating new worlds in VR, and we recently sat down with the man driving their VR efforts: Nick Whiting, Epic’s Technical Director of VR/AR.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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NASA TRAINS ASTRONAUTS WITH VR. Using the Unreal Engine 4, NASA has created an extremely detailed and realistic VR model of the interior of the ISS, and astronauts use the Manus gloves in the model for training simulations.

Oculus Connect 3 Registration Now Open, Early Bird Passes from $199

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Development — Get hands-on training for how to build the world’s best VR applications, from tutorials covering the latest Oculus Mobile and PC SDKs, to workshops on top game engines including Unity and Unreal.

2016: The year of VR in review

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Both Unity and Unreal Game engines tried their hands at creating a development environment in VR. Between these two, the Unreal toolkit is a little further along, but both need a lot of design and improvement and neither of these seems like it has surpassed the productivity of a traditional development environment. This year was saw live streamed surgery in VR, and VR is used to train surgeons too with interactive elements. Training.

New Motion Tracking Enables 50×50 Meter VR Spaces

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Just in time for E3 2016, WorldViz will bring support for Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 on most popular devices such as Google Daydream VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Sony PlayStation VR.

‘Robo Recall’ Review

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You can draw a line from the Showdown cinematic from 2014 through to the playable Bullet Train demo that captured everyone’s imagination in 2016, and now to Robo Recall.