Oculus VR Opens New Research Facility in Pittsburgh
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Ever since being acquired by Facebook back in 2014, Oculus VR has quickly grown to position itself as the industry leader in virtual reality technology. Now the company is set to expand even further by opening a new office dedicated to research and development for its Oculus virtual reality platform.
An Oculus spokesperson confirmed the news to VentureBeat, revealing plans for a new facility in Pittsburgh “that’s dedicated to Oculus Research.”
The new 20,000-square-foot office establishes a strong presence not too far from Carnegie Mellon University, which should attract plenty of top-talented researchers and engineers in the area looking for an opportunity to pioneer the future of VR development.
Oculus already has a number of job positions currently open for its new research division in Pittsburgh, including a Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computer Vision and a Computer Vision Researcher to “to usher in the next era of human-computer interaction by integrating computer vision and machine learning techniques into the expanding landscape of virtual reality.”
The pre-orders for the much-anticipated consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset began Jan. 6th, and is priced at $599. Early adopters can expect the first wave of pre-orders to begin shipping on March 28th, 2016.