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Oculus Hiring Programmers, Hardware Engineers, and More For VR Research Division 16

An anonymous reader writes Buried toward the end of the must-watch keynote by Oculus VR's Chief Scientist, Michael Abrash, was the announcement of a new research division within Oculus which Abrash says is the "first complete, well funded VR research team in close to 20 years." He says that their mission is to advance VR and that the research division will publish its findings and also work with university researchers. The company is now hiring "first-rate programmers, hardware engineers, and researchers of many sorts, including optics, displays, computer vision and tracking, user experience, audio, haptics, and perceptual psychology," to be part of Oculus Research.
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Oculus Hiring Programmers, Hardware Engineers, and More For VR Research Division

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    by beakerMeep ( 716990 ) on Saturday October 11, 2014 @02:29PM (#48120223)

    Fuck your tracking URLs subby (probably Oculus PR).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]

    ( via http://longurl.org/ [longurl.org] )

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  • oh yes, Ready Player One made real. fuck yeah!

  • The research team seeks to actively defeat what Abrash calls âoethe myth of technological innovation,â the idea that just because a technology is possible, it will eventually exist without a concerted effort to develop it.

    This rings within my experience of experiencing some projects firsthand just die on the vine because of corporate politics or just typical upper management being risk adverse to something long-term.

    There's a common perception of tech being like a river, with it's bends and turns

    • I don't buy Abrash's "Myth of technological innovation". Counter-Proof: Multiple Discovery [wikipedia.org]

      Newton and Leibniz simultaneously invented Calculus. There have been many other simultaneous tech inventions.

      If you are not first, there are always a few other people very, very close.

  • Seems to me that the ideal headset:
    * has dual high-res cams located above the eyes, or quad cams above and below, which can 'average' out to eye level
    * Is translucent/transparent with an electrochromic backplate
    * has pupil sensors on the inside
    * is wireless, perhaps with a battery 'pendant' that incorporates some UWB connection to the host computer
    * integrated mic on the bottom of the goggle frame as well as noise-cancelling mic on top
    * face cams can recognize fingertips, physical cues (like a laser mouse)

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