$3.4-million donation

IBM gives uOttawa’s DISCOVER lab a $3.4-million birthday present on the anniversary of the virtual lab’s opening 10 years ago. The IBM.JPGgrant will bring Big Blue on campus in a partnership to research “collaborative tele-presence,” which gives two or more users the impression of being in one location and subject to the same sensory stimuli, allowing interaction with each other and objects as if in the real world. The project will ultimately have applications in surgery planning, disaster management, engineering design, and industrial training. The donation comes from IBM's Shared University Research grant program, which supports university projects worldwide by connecting top academic researchers in with IBM and third-party product developers and solution providers.

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