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All about CAVE; A virtual reality consortium by IIT Madras

‘CAVE or Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission in India’ is the latest launch by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras which is a hub for the study of virtual reality.

The institute has launched this VR consortium with a group of Academia, start-ups, government bodies, and industries. IIT Madras will also act as the coordinating body for this consortium.

This VR consortium will provide the facilities to promote and conduct research for developing advanced technologies and applications in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (XR).

The motive of IIT Madras;

The Institute’s main objective behind the launch of this consortium is to create opportunities for research collaboration with industrial sponsors and participants from government, academia, and industry.

IIT Madras aims to establish the VR Consortium as a recognized resource for industries, consumers, learners, and policymakers who are interested in studies related to virtual reality.

CAVE has been launched with an engineering mission that aims to promote the adaptation of modern technologies like XR and haptics in India which can help the country to speed up industrial development.

Key outcomes envisioned from the Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission in India are-

  • Development of Indigenous VR/AR/MR and haptics Hardware and software.
  • Setting up ‘VR Superhighway’ and ‘VR Corridor’
  • Introduction of Startups and industries to work for Future XR and haptics needs.

Opinions from experts;

M Manivannan from the department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Madras said that the priority will be given to innovation while working for the consortium. The institute has ensured to provide enough resources for each member.

He added that every member of the consortium will work together with the sole purpose to expand the reach of VR to a wider audience and achieve success in our mission.

Neeraj Mittal, The principal secretary for the Department of Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, said that such a consortium will provide a new technology experience that is much needed for India.

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Adarsh Bhawsar

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