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The Verge: Inside USC’s crazy experimental VR lab

September 17, 2015

The Verge featured virtual reality research from ICT, focusing on “redirected walking,” which fools users into thinking they’re in a big virtual space. The story notes how drones are being incorporated in current research. It also mentions the ICT Light Stage, Project Blueshark, research by Skip Rizzo on the use of VR to treat PTSD, and Mark Bolas, the head of ICT’s Mixed Reality Lab. The article notes that ICT is sponsored by a contract with the U.S. Army which allows for researchers to focus on hard problems and evaluate technologies like VR.

“We’re really struggling to figure out augmented and virtual and mixed reality, and what those spaces mean and how we’re going to have interactions that are meaningful,” says ICT’s Todd Richmond. “And the only way to do it is by doing it.”

The Verge also uploaded this video to YouTube.