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Microsoft Will Reward $100,000 To Researchers For The Proposal On Holographic Computing

A few months back, Alex Kipman from Microsoft has announced the concept of HoloLens. HoloLens is an augmented reality device that blends the digital world to our real world. The HoloLens includes HPU (Holographic Processing Unit) along with other sensors and spatial sound, Kipman said.

Now the news is that Microsoft needs assistance from the researchers and academic groups in order to develop the possible application for Holographic Computing. Microsoft announced yesterday that students / researchers would be the part of the “HoloLens Project” – an augmented reality system.

Microsoft Research corporate vice president Jeannette Wing announced that proposals are needed by Microsoft from academics. The proposal should be on data visualization, interactive art, human-computer interaction, and psychology. The five best proposals will be rewarded $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits.

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We expect that researchers will envision novel ways of using HoloLens—from interactively teaching students, to creating mixed-reality art installations, to manipulating holographic data to reveal new relationships … to who knows what – Jeannette Wing.

If you are new to augmented reality, have a look to the Microsoft’s HoloLens concept video.

MicroSoft HoloLens by AskAmin

Microsoft is looking to academia for ideas, while virtual-reality headsets like Facebook’s Oculus get closer to production.

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