August 19, 2017

HoloLens Academic Grants Winners Accounced!

hololens1

 

Microsoft had announced HoloLens projects grants for academics. Now, they have revealed the winners for the grants. Each gets $100k on each of their projects. Will they get continued fund after the grant runs out, I don’t know.

Here is the announcement from Alex Kipman.

Sadly, the list is very short, only 5 institutes:

  • Golan Levin, The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO, Carnegie Mellon University: Open-Source Investigations in Mixed Reality
  • Emily Cooper, Wojciech Jarosz and Xing-Dong Yang, Dartmouth College: Augmenting Reality for the Visually Impaired with Microsoft HoloLens
  • Joseph Gabbard and Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech: Collaborative Analysis of Large-scale Mixed Reality Data
  • Andy Mingo, Tawny Schlieski, Nikki Dunsire, Shelley Midthun, J Bills, Clackamas Community College & Intel, HoloLens Curriculum for Trade-based Education
  • Allen Yang, Professor Claire Tomlin, and Shankar Sastry, University of California, Berkeley: Immersive Semi-Autonomous Aerial Command System (ISAACS)

$500K is like nothing in Microsoft’s pockets, they should have done more. Microsoft have said they have received 500 proposals since July.