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 Air Force Awards Virtual Reality Center $2.8 Million

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Date posted: 11/06/2005

Swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles are flying over enemy territory. And a single, nonspecialist soldier far from the battlefield is somehow managing to do all the command and control work.

No, this is not current tech, but it is the near future of virtual reality interfaces for military use. This envisionment is the goal of owa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center.

With a $2.8 million grant awarded this week by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, they'll be working for the next two years to develop new techniques for operating unmanned aerial vehicles.

The project will require substantial upgrades to Iowa State's C6, the CAVE-based facility that is best equipped to handle such an interface.

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