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HTC partners with U.S. museum to host VR expo on T-Rex

2019/03/08 21:03:33

Image taken from Vive blog

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) Taiwan-based HTC Corp., maker of the groundbreaking HTC Vive, has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to bring an exhibition on the evolution of the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur using virtual reality (VR) technology, the company announced Friday.

HTC, which has been working to expand the applications of its VR headsets in the fields of education and culture, said in a press release that the exhibit, titled "T-Rex: the Ultimate Predator," will be held at the New York City-based museum March 11, 2019-Aug. 9, 2020.

Known as one of the largest natural history museums in the world, the exhibit will be the first major exhibition held in celebration of the institution's 150th anniversary, HTC said.

Victoria Chang (張忠為), director of HTC's VIVE Arts program, said her team has been working closely with the museum's paleontologists and science visualization team to create an interactive and scientifically accurate representation of the dinosaur based on the latest research.

The exhibition will feature the museum's first multiplayer, interactive VR experience, in addition to life-sized reconstructions of T-Rex at various life stages, including fossil casts, large-scale projections and hands-on interactive functions, to tell the amazing story of the iconic creature, according to the HTC press release.

(By Jiang Ming-yan and Ko Lin)
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