IIT Madras (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras) has launched a consortium for virtual reality called CAVE (Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission in India).
The primary purpose of this consortium is to empower members to develop new advanced technologies and applications in VR, AR, MR, and haptics. The CAVE’s mission is to promote the engineering of mixed reality and haptic tech development. The consortium intends to become a resource for academia, consumers, policymakers, and industry interested in VR, AR, and MR.
The key results visualized from CAVE include developing indigenous VR, AR, MR, and haptics software and hardware, setting up ‘VR Superhighway’ where industries and startups can work together.
“As MR is highly interdisciplinary, innovations in this field need a confluence of minds from different fields. While most of the research labs around the world are focusing on either the computer science aspect of VR or the robotics aspect of VR, the centre at IIT Madras is focusing on the fundamentals of VR – perception and illusion. Haptics is the future of VR systems, and all interactions in future VR will be engineered with our understanding of Haptics.” – IIT Madras.
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