Sunday July 5, 2020

Bridging the physical divide with innovative technology

When physical distance gets in the way,’s technology is just the job for face-to-face communication over thousands of miles

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

9th April, 2017
Abraham Campbell (left) and Jonny Cosgrove of Picture: Fergal Phillips

It’s a bleak and grey day atop the Sugar Loaf: the view is great, but the heavens look ready to open at any minute. Yet you don’t fear getting wet. In reality, you are in a dull-looking room that came together on the back of some wild scribbled notes by a PhD student.

The virtual reality (VR) lab in University College Dublin is the de facto home to, a Dalkey-based...

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