Facebook opens VR, drones and infrastructure lab “Area 404”

Facebook has opened a dedicated lab space for its telecoms infrastructure, drones and VR research projects “Area 404″. The 22,000 square foot lab unites a previously fragmented array of teams and research projects across its various sites in Palo Alto, California. The lab has been refurbished with a variety of highly technical machines aimed at helping engineers create the hardware they need rapidly while researching elements of its virtual reality, telecoms infrastructure and drone based projects: Oculus, Terragraph and TIP, and Aquila, respectively.

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