Using virtual reality, U.S. Army researchers in Orlando seek to train soldiers on IED detection

As UCF research associate Shane Reynolds guides his avatar over a virtual minefield using his iPad, small beeps and whistles reveal the location of the scourge of the modern war zone: Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs.

He must take his time to sweep every last inch of the playing field to make sure his character doesn’t miss any of the often-deadly bombs. Read more here.