VR Research

VR Research

video

Facebook Researchers Reveal Methods for Design & Fabrication of Compact Holographic Lenses

Researchers from Facebook Reality Labs have shared new methods for the design & fabrication of compact holographic lenses for use in XR headsets. The lenses...

Facebook Researchers Explore Mechanical Display Shifting to Reduce Screen Door Effect

Researchers from Facebook Reality Labs and the University of Arizona published new work exploring the use of high-speed mechanical display shifting to reduce the...

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion...

Privacy in VR is an ever growing issue, especially now that all new Oculus accounts must login to Facebook with their real identity, which...

Facebook Develops Hand Tracking Method to Touch Type in VR Without a Keyboard

Some of the most basic questions surrounding AR/VR tech aren't entirely solved yet, like making text input a fast, comfortable, and familiar experience. Facebook's...

Facebook Wants to Build an AR Headset to Supercharge Your Hearing, Create a Custom...

The Facebook Reality Labs Research team shared some of its latest audio initiatives today. The group aims to build technologies into an AR headset...

Facebook Researchers Develop Bleeding-edge Facial Reconstruction Tech So You Can Make Goofy Faces in...

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's R&D division, has been leading the charge on making virtual reality avatars realistic enough to cross the dreaded 'uncanney...

Facebook Reality Labs Says Varifocal Optics Are “almost ready for primetime,” Details HDR Research

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's R&D department, previously revealed its 'Half Dome' prototype headsets which demonstrated functional varifocal optics small enough for a consumer...

Facebook Reality Labs Shows Method for Expanding Field of View of Holographic Displays

Researchers from Facebook's R&D department, Facebook Reality Labs, and the University of California, Berkeley have published new research which demonstrates a method for expanding...

Facebook Says It Has Developed the ‘Thinnest VR display to date’ With Holographic Folded...

Facebook published new research today which the company says shows the "thinnest VR display demonstrated to date," in a proof-of-concept headset based on folded...
video

Researchers Say Head-mounted Haptics Can Combat Smooth Locomotion Discomfort in VR

Researchers from the National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, and Texas A&M University say that haptic feedback delivered to the head right from a VR headset...
video

Hand-tracking Text Input System From Facebook Researchers Throws Out the Keyboard (sort of)

A prototype from Facebook Reality Labs researchers demonstrates a novel method for text input with controllerless hand-tracking. The system treats the hands and fingers...

Researchers Develop Method to Boost Contrast in VR Headsets by Lying to Your Eyes

A team of researchers from Cambridge, Berkeley, MIT, and others has developed a novel method for boosting perceived contrast in VR headsets. The method...

Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality. Building a system called DreamWalker, Microsoft researchers walk around in...

Facebook Publishes New Research on Hyper-realistic Virtual Avatars

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's AR/VR R&D group, published detailed research on a method for hyper-realistic real-time virtual avatars, expanding on prior work which...
video

ISS Astronaut Uses Oculus Rift in Experiment to Understand How Space Affects Hand-eye Coordination

German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is participating in a study aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that's designed to give Earth-bound researchers a better understanding...
39,929FansLike
13,574FollowersFollow
66,541FollowersFollow
27,800SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Headlines

Features & Reviews