NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory paired an Oculus Rift with an Xbox One Kinect sensor to allow an operator to manipulate the JACO robot arm in real time. The first-person view for the operator will allow them to use the arm on Earth, in space, and (hopefully) intergalactic arm-wrestling championships.
The Machine To Be Another is an interactive performance art installation designed to give users the opportunity to experience what it's like to be the opposite gender. This looks to be a great way to develop more empathy.
You can right now go into an escape room in virtual reality, so long as you can move your physical body to Odyssey VR in Redmond, Washington. Enjoy these last few moments of having a reason to travel, friends.
Arch Virtual will allow you to visualize a new home or building before it's been built. Another fun benefit? If you're having trouble affording the down payment on your new home, you can just sell your VR gear.
VR Production Company Inition created a way for you to walk on a plank suspended between two buildings, just like your favorite action-movie star. Unlike that star, you get to experience plunging to your death over and over.