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NYU Researchers are Working on Their Own 'Star Trek' Holodeck

The Holodeck Project

The Holodeck Project


December 13, 2016

New York University-X lab is creating a virtual reality room similar to the one depicted on the hit television show Star Trek. The “holodeck,” will allow people to interact with one another in artificial environments. This research is being funded by the National Science Foundation through the Major Research Instrumentation program. 

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