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Monday, October 5, 2015

VR for Animals

An Oculus Rift For Chickens Gives Animals The Freedom To Roam Without The Roaming (+Video)

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Darrell Etherington | May 15, 2014

Oculus Rift has plenty of potential for changing human interaction, but what about other animals? One project from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart (via FastCo Exist) imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. They can explore a virtual grassland, and with future iterations of Oculus, even peck at the ground and bob their heads around to take in the landscape at different angles.


<more at; related links: (How Brain Scientists Outsmart Their Lab Mice. To watch the brain work during navigation, scientists build computer-generated worlds for mice. october 2, 2015) and (Virtual reality for animals reveals secrets of working brain. Animals thinking inside a virtual world can help us understand what can go wrong in the brain. March 14, 2012)>

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