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IIT-Madras launches India’s first consortium for virtual reality

Chennai : Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
(IIT-M) has launched the country’s first Consortium for Virtual
Reality called ‘Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission
in India’ (CAVE).
As a group of academia, industries, start-ups, and Government
bodies, this consortium is being coordinated by IIT Madras.
The main objective of this consortium is to enable members to
create new advanced technologies and applications in Virtual
Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality (XR) and haptics
A release from IIT-M today said their research collaboration
would be undertaken with industrial sponsors and participants
from industry, academia, and Government.
The consortium will promote best practices, dialogue with all
stakeholders, government policymakers, and research institutions.
It aims to become a resource for industry, academia, consumers
and policymakers interested in virtual, augmented, and mixed
The CAVE’s Engineering Mission is to promote engineering of
XR and haptic technology development, not just using XR and
haptics, and adoption of XR and haptics globally, particularly
in India.

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