In a press release (PRNewswire) this week, the University of California Berkeley announced Immerex will build a new lab for Berkeley’s, accelerating work in AR/VR.
The article states that this new lab can provide space for students to develop projects using state-of-the-art equipment. This funding, according to the article will also help fellowships support students and renovate a classroom designated for AR/VR education in Berkeley’s professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program.
“Thanks to Immerex, we will be able to host advanced student projects and offer new innovative curriculum in virtual reality,” said S. Shankar Sastry, Dean of the College of Engineering, as well as Co-Director of the Center for Augmented Cognition. He expects that the new lab will make a positive impact in strengthening Berkeley’s leading role in Silicon Valley and globally on the innovation of disruptive technologies that connect information, people and society.
Kirin Lee, CEO of Immerex, stated that Immerex is thrilled to partner with UC Berkeley and support the future of VR research at the world’s leading AR/VR lab. Lee is quoted as saying, “While Immerex is solving many of the VR limitations our industry sees today, we understand it is partnerships like this that will continue to push the industry forward to new and exciting places, and we are happy to collectively work towards the same goal of seamlessly merging the virtual world with the real world.”