Magic Leap the technology company which secured $542 million USD in funding early last year, is now moving most of its workforce into a former Motorola facility in Plantation, Florida.
The secretive company which is developing a mixed reality (MR) platform that will project virtual images into the eye has yet to release any further details of the product or show a prototype.
In an article by the Miami Herald the paper wrote: ‘According to Broward County property records, the facility once owned by Motorola is 339,813 square feet in size and last sold for $38 million in 2013 to a private investment group.’ The paper also spoke with CEO Rony Abovitz who said that the company was approaching “a few hundred” employees over its various sites back in February. Magic Leap is based at DCOTA in Dania Beach but has offices in Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and Mountain View, in California, Seattle, Austin, Texas, London and New Zealand.
One person who has seen the technology first hand is TV physicist Brian Cox, who alongside special effects studio Framestore is making a new show called The Age of Starlight using Magic Leap. Prof Cox said of the technology: “I saw the prototype in Miami a few months ago and it’s stunning. It is going to be transformative technology, there’s no doubt about that.”
VRFocus will continue to follow the latest announcements on Magic Leap and report back.