Dov Katz – Taking Gaming to a Whole New Level

August 20, 2018
The gaming industry has improved dramatically with the advancement of technology. From 2D games, today video gaming has gotten close to reality. A perfect example is the invention of virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift headset. Oculus Rift was acquired by Facebook for over $2 billion in cash and stocks. This device delivers a premium gaming experience by enabling its users to interact around them in the gaming world. It is immersing yourself in the environment.

Using the Oculus Rift headset is pretty easy. You just need to mount the device on your head and you can begin experiencing the virtual world. When the owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg tried the headset, he was amazed by its features and he sees a huge potential in it. He sees the headset compatible to the current Facebook features as well as to the upgrades that are about to take place in the near future. When Oculus Rift was just new in the market, it was only made available to a few companies such as game developers. Don’t you know that one of the brilliant minds behind Oculus Rift is an Israeli national? He is no other than Dov Katz, a roboticist and one of the advocates of virtual reality. He graduated from Tel-Aviv University in Israel with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. He moved to the United States to pursue a career in robotics. He had his masters and P.h. D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dov Katz is a roboticist by training with a major focus on computer vision and machine learning. He was the one who creates the original position tracking system for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality system. He was the head of Oculus’ Computer Vision until such time that it was acquired by Facebook.
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