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NTUT establishes metaverse and extended reality research center

  • 14 January, 2022
  • John Van Trieste
NTUT establishes metaverse and extended reality research center
National Taipei University of Technology launches an R&D center for the metaverse and extended reality on Friday.

National Taipei University of Technology has founded Taiwan’s first R&D center for the metaverse and extended reality. The university announced the center’s establishment on Friday.

In addition to bringing together the university’s information engineering and design experts, it will also join up with companies such as Meta, BenQ, Yahoo, MoonShine Animation, and Speed 3D Inc. Together, the center and these companies will develop ideas for university courses and cooperative projects between academia and industry.

The center will also work to provide students with multifaceted opportunities for thinking and a range of practical experience. It will also aim to provide innovative ideas for cross-sector application of the metaverse. The center will focus especially on creative content.

The center will provide motion capture, virtual reality and augmented reality, virtual manufacturing, and 3D building software as well as software with applications like electronic music. The university hopes it will become a starting point for the development of the metaverse sector in Taiwan.

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