A Movement-Matching Virtual Reality Robot

The virtual reality experience continues to expand, now with the Dexterous Observational Roving Automation (DORA) telepresence robot. DORA pairs VR headsets with a movement-matching, mobile robot, allowing users to explore nearby areas without ever having to get up—think of it as a spare body you can control. Though it might seem like the ultimate tool for laziness, possible uses are very encouraging: for example, emergency …

Sundance 2015: New Frontier’s Virtual Reality

Filmic experience "Perspective; Chapter 1: The Party" couples innovative technology with emotional gravity

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences were highly sought after at this year’s Sundance—with New Frontier Exhibitions, the cutting-edge art and storytelling division of the festival, offering an array of otherworldly experiences. There, attendees could fly like never before on a custom simulator or stand in a field of roaming buffalo, with almost no limitations to the visual depths and dimensions. And the technology for each installation …