New Facebook Reality Labs To Develop Next-Gen ARVR Products
Facebook, the namesake for social media and social networking, renamed its augmented reality/virtual reality (AR-VR) team as Facebook Reality Labs. It is building the next-gen computing platform to give users deeper immersive experiences.
The name Facebook Reality Labs was the name given to its research division, historically been known as Oculus Research.
On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it is organizing annual conference – ‘Facebook Connect’ on virtual platform on September 16 and everyone can attend it.
The Head of Facebook Reality Labs, Andrew Bosworth, said, “Our research teams have helped establish Facebook Reality Labs as a pioneer in the AR/VR space as we work to deliver the next computing platform.”
Facebook while working in AR/VR has made several breakthrough technologies like Oculus headsets, which give people defy distance with cutting-edge VR hardware. Its Portal helps friends and families staying connected and also share the moments, in meaningful ways.
Facebook’s ‘Spark AR’ powers immersive experiences for Facebook apps and devices.
The social media giant bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014.
Andrew Bosworth also stated, “Rather than distracting us and taking us away from the people around us, tomorrow's AR and VR devices will melt away, letting us connect and be truly present with the people and moments that matter most.”
Facebook said that Reality Labs is building the entire stack, which includes hardware and software. It helps in backing the privacy in the design process from the beginning.
Facebook Connect will help viewers experience keynotes from leaders and industry visionaries for hearing the latest innovations in AR/V