Meta is developing technology for the metaverse right here in Pittsburgh

Meta reveals future of realistic avatars at offices in Pittsburgh

Meta, the social networking company formerly known as Facebook

the virtual “world” CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes in so strongly that he (re)named his company after it.

One of the lab’s signature technologies is “Mugsy.”

Mugsy is a black sphere consisting of over 170 high-definition cameras and bright white lights

all pointing at the human subject sitting inside it.

The machine is designed to capture a person’s facial expressions from all angles, which is necessary for the lab to create avatars.