Facebook opens Oculus Research Office in Pittsburgh

Jan

20

2016

The network Facebook Social inaugurated the custom office for Research on platform Virtual Reality owned Oculus in Pittsburgh, spokeswoman confirmed Oculus that the company has hired an office in Pittsburgh dedicated to research Oculus, in other words it can not be any staff member as soon as his work in Facebook or Oculus entering office .

Pittsburgh City is one of the places that could be for technology companies to find the best researchers, as the city’s backyard Carnegie Mellon University, where the upper employ a large number of researchers specialized robots to work on its initiative related to self-drive leadership, as information indicates that Apple may have considered also opening an office in Pittsburgh, now comes the role of Facebook to establish a presence in the region.

The focus is initially on computer vision, and was Facebook had published advertisements about the existence of Jobs for the researcher in the field of computer vision and engineer computer vision and the world of post-doctoral focuses on computer vision research in addition to a range of software engineer for various purposes.

The research indicates the world of post-doctoral “We are currently seeking to get the community innovators have a passion for technology to develop the next generation of facial recognition and body composition and re-3D is a three-dimensional work and possibilities within our research site in Pittsburgh.”

A report published last week in the Pittsburgh Business Times newspaper pointed out that Facebook has Bastojar office covers an area of ​​20,000 square feet in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, but the report did not mention that this office will be dedicated to research Oculus platform.

And enjoy Oculus platform much attention within the scope of the technology industry because of the high-end of its organs and software for virtual reality, the company has opened since the duration of the door of the prior demand on the first version of the glasses Virtual Reality own Oculus Rift at a price of $ 599, in addition to start Samsung late last year, selling glasses Virtual reality Gear VR price of $ 99 and based on Oculus software.

The issue of research is important and vital for the social network, where the research department and development spending approximately 30% of the total revenues of the Company during the first quarter of last year, and the Oculus has grown geographically after the acquisition of Facebook in 2014 in exchange for $ 2 billion.

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