Albert “Skip” Rizzo
Irena Bartoňová Pálková
Over the past few years, the Czech VR Fest has become a central industry event focused on virtual and augmented reality. While in the first year it awakened "VR mania" by introducing new "buzzwords" to the general public: virtual and augmented reality, it transformed itself into a platform where the professional community shares its experience during the following years. Manufacturers, developers and scientists introduce new technologies and research and conclude contracts here.
A number of people, who would not otherwise meet, met in the Czech VR Fest, creating interesting cooperation. For example, experts from NASA, Unity Technologies, Amazon, Microsoft and VRScout, as well as a number of investors (not only from the Czech Republic, but also from Japan, Australia and neighboring countries) attended, and a number of hardware and software innovations had been presented that later became very popular. For example, the Beat Saber game from Beat Games later became the world's most profitable VR game, and Fata Morgan's virtual teleportation system from Pocket Virtuality, combining virtual and augmented reality, is now being tested at the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant.