Robots Communicating Through AR To Make Better Coworkers

With augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology being used more in parallel with robotics it is not surprising that the relationship between robot workers and their human counterparts is improving. In a paper published entitled “Improving Collocated Robot Teleportation With Augmented Reality“, roboticists from the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring how AR…

New Godzilla Virtual Reality Experience Coming To The Osaka VR Zone Arcade

Virtual reality (VR) arcades continue to pop up all around the world but the upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Osaka VR Zone arcade has just announced a new attraction that features the fan favourite Godzilla.This new location is set to open later in the year and will feature a number of attractions that are already available…

Deal: Refurbished Acer VR Headset & Controllers for $150

While you can find steep deals on brand new Windows VR headsets, if you’re not afraid to buy refurbished you can get a rather phenomenal deal in the form of a factory recertified Acer VR headset and controllers for just $150. Spotted by Reddit user ‘nosfusion’, the deal can be found on Acer’s official US…

See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit

The Big Apple takes a dip in this location-based augmented experience from Microsoft. According to researchers, if sea levels continue to rise as an effect of climate change, Manhattan will be completely submerged underwater within the next 80 years. In 2012, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that by 2100 sea levels could rise from 11…

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

Walmart, Coca Cola and Mercedes Benz are using Post Mobile AR to give customers a more interactive in-store experience. Dallas-based spatial experience company Spacee has come up with a technology that can deliver an AR experience that doesn’t require a phones, tablet, glasses or any other type wearable to operate. By transforming any 2D or…

Experience Oculus Rift & HTC Vive with a Single Cable

One of the problems with setting up a virtual reality (VR) system is that a lot of the cables and connectors are entirely proprietary. For example, an Oculus Rift cable will only work with an Oculus Rift. If your cable develops a problem it can be expensive to replace. A new industry consortium will soon…

Times Square Becomes Flooded In New Immersive Art Experience

A number of artists have begun to explore just what can be created by using the new mediums of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Recently conceptual artist Mel Chin has become one of them, creating an MR experience that saw New York City transformed. The Six-minute MR experience let visitors…

Sign-up to the Third VR Diversity Initiative

The second VR Diversity Initiative held on the 8th of May at Plexal City in Stratford allowed participants to not only learn how to create 360 film and Unity, but mixed reality (MR) as well. Since the launch of the VR Diversity Initiative, we can now see that the majority of under-represented groups come from…

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Nominated For Primetime Emmy

Adult Swim’s outrageous VR adventure goes head-to-head with Mr. Robot, Silicon Valley at this years upcoming Emmy Awards. Originally released April of last year, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality has pleased fans of both the adult-themed animated show and VR technology with a refreshing combination of comedic storytelling and unique VR gameplay. Developed by Owlchemy…

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about. Appointments, a Microsoft phone operator told Road to…

This Week In VR Sports: Tabletop Football And ESports Deals

Another weekend, another entry of This Week In VR Sport. Every week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. As the World Cup is soon to finish, why not look to the future of enjoying the sport as the University of Washington presents AR tabletop viewing. Team…

Rémy Martin Promotes Latest Cognac Release With AR Art Tour

The French cognac producers team with abstract artist Matt. W. Moore for an international augmented marketing campaign. As AR advertising continues to capture the attentions of various companies looking for more engaging forms of brand awareness, we’re beginning to see the creative possibilities AR technology can bring to conventional marketing. Rémy Martin, one of the…

All-Star Fruit Racing VR Goes Mobile Today

Having secured investment in January as well as welcoming videogame veteran Jane Whittaker to its board, XR Games has today announced its first virtual reality (VR) title in the form of All-Star Fruit Racing VR for mobile devices. Inspired by classic karting titles like Mario Kart, All-Star Fruit Racing VR has been designed as an instantly accessible mobile VR experience….

Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input. Speaking during a developer livestream today, Magic Leap’s Alan Kimball, part of the company’s developer relations…

Full-Body VR Haptic HoloSuit Shipping This November

If you’ve ever felt that your body would be a better controller in virtual reality than a joypad or wand, you’ll understand why Kaaya Tech’s HoloSuit just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Offered in multiple versions, the wearable haptic controller uses a considerable array of sensors to control VR apps, and promises to start shipping this…

An Early Gameplay Look at Sci-fi Adventure Seeking Dawn

In a few days Multiverse Entertainment will launch its first virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, a sprawling sci-fi narrative called Seeking Dawn. Ahead of launch VRFocus has been able to show a early part of the experience.  The video starts at the very beginning of the adventure, just as you land…

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like. While there’s certainly a range of exciting games and other VR software coming soon to first-generation hardware, it feels like the market is steadily turning its attention toward next-generation technologies, and fostering a…

This Week In VR Sports: Augmented Sports Continues To Grow

It is once again time for another entry in This Week In VR Sport. Every week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. With the World Cup in full swing it is time to look elsewhere in the world of sports to see what is going on….

New Seeking Dawn Gameplay Trailer Released Ahead of Launch

Multiverse Entertainment’s Seeking Dawn is looking to be one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) releases this summer, offering a massive sci-fi adventure with multiplayer modes, and survival/crafting elements. Ahead of its launch next week for PC VR headsets (a PlayStation VR version is in the works) the studio has released its longest video yet, packed full…

HTC Vive Partner with McLaren for Esports Series

While a car manufacturer might not seem like the most obvious candidate for running a esports tournament, McLaren have, in fact, been involved in the esports area for some time. The company are now sealing their participation with the launch of an esports series called Shadow Project. Shadow Project is an expanded version of the…

Valve: Monthly Active VR Users on Steam Are Up 160% Year-over-year

Speaking at an industry event last week, Valve offered an update on Steam, the company’s massive digital marketplace for PC games, including the continued growth the company has seen in the VR segment over the last year. Speaking at the White Nights St. Petersburg 2018 conference last week, Valve’s Jan-Peter Ewert offered up fresh data insights…

Humble Bundle Can Help You Learn to Develop For VR

For those who are interested in learning how to develop for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), resources such as textbooks can be hard to afford if you are on a budget. Luckily, Humble Bundle are here to help. Humble Bundle is a digital storefront which first began in 2010 as…