UC San Diego Opens Doors to VR Lab for Undergrads

Published by , June 5, 2017 12:14 pm

(CampusTechnology)  The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently opened the doors to its Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, a new facility for undergraduate students to develop content for virtual environments. The lab has 25 standalone systems combining an Oculus Rift head-mounted display, two controllers for navigating inside VR environments, a computer workstation equipped with a high-end graphics card, various peripherals and a custom-made breakout box for plugging in and unplugging cables.” In addition, the lab has several 360-degree cameras, hand-tracking devices from Leap Motion and an HTC Vive VR system” that were previously purchased using a $20,000 grant from a campus-wide program.
The VR Lab is located in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) building and will primarily serve undergraduate students taking courses in software programming for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). It can accommodate classes of up to 70 students.

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