NPR Features Pioneering VR Work of the MxR Lab

Published: June 4, 2014
Category: News

NPR featured Mark Bolas and his virtual reality research at the Mixed Reality Lab. The Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift, a VR company started by former research employee Palmer Luckey, was “a huge success moment for my lab,” Bolas said. “We are here to train and educate the next generation of people to go after new technologies and new content and change the world.” The story spotlighted a number of cutting-edge VR projects to come out of ICT, including Blueshark, a VR system being developed for the U.S. Navy; virtual environments for military veterans to confront their PTSD; and immersive journalistic storytelling about issues like the crisis in Syria.