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The office will be dedicated to "Oculus Research", and open to researchers from outside the company

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Venturebeat reports that Facebook is opening a new office in Pittsburgh that will be dedicated to Oculus Research, according to an interviewed Oculus spokeswoman. The office is currently seeking postdoctoral research scientists, with a number of positions focusing on computer vision.

"We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next generation near to 3D face and body reconstruction and tracking at our research location in Pittsburgh PA," the job listing details. "The focus of this role is on computer vision and machine learning with the primary responsibility being the design, modeling, and analysis of human motion."

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With additional jobs for the Pittsburgh office focusing on computer vision engineering and research, this office hints at Oculus plans for potential motion tracking and body visualisation functionality somewhere down the line for the Rift headset. This most likely sound like non game-specific research, relating to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's prediction that more social interactions will be taking place in VR in the future. High quality computer vision and body modeling would form a critical part of enabling such interactions, though the technology could result in interesting new game concepts, too.

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