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Technology: Interacting with people and information

Technology: Interacting with people and information

Remember the printing press? The radio? Television? Technology has progressed incredibly since the year 1440 and continues to do so with the integration of the Internet and mobile technology. Now, in the year 2015, researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) are exploring the world of interactive technologies in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Supported in part by a $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation and supplemented by an additional $400,000 in funding from UMD, The Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory, also known as the UMIACS Augmentarium, became fully operational in December 2014.

Virtual Reality...