December's NYVR Meetup will take place at RLab at Building 22 of Brooklyn Navy Yard. RLab is the first city-funded VR/AR center in the country. Fueled by a $5.6 million investment by NYCEDC & MOME, the center will be the first to support startups, talent development, research & innovation. When complete in 2019, RLab will house 16,500 square feet of co-working labs, classrooms, studios, & more.
We encourage you to register for NYC Media Lab's upcoming annual Exploring Future Reality conference happening Thursday, November 29th at NYU Kimmel Center. In addition to 30+ interactive demos, workshops, & keynotes from companies like HTC, Google, Viacom, BBC, & more, the event will include a comprehensive preview of the RLab space & it's diverse offerings to the City's VR community. NYVR Meetup can take 30% off standard & group ticket types using code NYVR at the Eventbrite link here: exfr18.eventbrite.com
I'm excited to announce the next NYVR event will be focused on UI/UX & the intersection of VR with Robotics.
Below please find a list of our presenter's & demo's.
Kevin Park - NYU
Kevin Park has had a distinguished career as a leader in business & technology. Currently he's a faculty member at NYU (2013) & NYiT (2007) & co-founder/director of UX design at ObjectivEye, a startup that provides a deep understanding & customized UX/UI design & analysis to the AR/VR industry.
James O'Loughlin -
James is an independent User Experience Designer for immersive computing (VR/AR). Experience has been in application design, visual communication, user research & graphic design.
Matthew Cornelius - NYIT Motion Capture Director
Matthew will be demo'ing a Haddington Dynamics robot with many features & they just won the OpenSource project of the year award from HackADay.com
Bracey Smith - Potential Synergy
Bracey Smith is the Chief Creative Officer of Potential Synergy where he focuses on research & development for future technologies. Currently, he is working on integrating Loomo, the Segway robotics platform, into virtual reality experiences.
From the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Mechatronics, Controls, & Robotics Laboratory.
- An AR Interface for Human Robot Interaction in Unconstrained Environments by Sonia Mary Chacko
- Interactive Learning of Forward & Inverse Kinematics Using VR by Abhidipta Mallik
- 3D Object Recognition using Vuforia SDK by Hassam Khan Wazir
Mike Rizkalla CEO Brave New World/LegendBots
The team at Brave New World is developing a new robotics platform (LegendBots) for the home consumer market. LegendBots take interaction between humans & robots to the next level. This platform combines a autonomous physical robot with mixed reality for an entirely new experience. The 12-inch robot can be re-programmed & fits a variety of removable shells - enabling developers to create a myriad of products on one platform. www.legendbots.com
Michael Chad Hoeppner - GK Training & Communications
The GK Genuine Dojo virtual reality experience is designed to offer participants a consequence & judgement-free place to practice skills. The participant gets immersed into a training world in which they can focus on their areas of weakness & do so with the full kinesthetic stimuli of a virtual reality environment. www.gktrainingandcommunications.com
The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge ($1 million funding opportunity) is a nationwide open call to find the best innovative, cutting-edge, creative education technologies that will transform middle school education.The application is open to nonprofit organizations & university faculty & student teams. Application Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2018.
Our Friends at the MIT Media Lab are hosting their annual Reality Virtually Hackathon. Jan 17-21st. check details at https://realityvirtuallyhack.com