Unity Labs

The mission of Unity Labs is to explore how game authoring, AI, deep learning, computer visualization, VR, AR and storytelling will evolve in the next decade to radically transform how games will be created and played.

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Take a tour inside Unity Labs

Behind the scenes at Unity Labs

Unity Labs creates prototypes, releases new technologies, publishes scientific papers, gives talks, and works with academia and partners on advanced research. We celebrate moonshot ideas: every project and prototype brings us closer to what Unity will become.

Project Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio

Project Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio

Introducing Project Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio (MARS)

This Unity extension gives developers the power to create games and applications that deliver on the promise of AR: apps that react to, and live in, the real world. At Unite Berlin, we shared a sneak peek of this robust toolset, which enables developers to move beyond building against single planes, and to start building in the real world without an enormous amount of custom coding. To stay in the loop on product updates, submit your name here.


“There is much untapped potential for easy content acquisition using consumer devices such as mobile phones and webcams. And we are on a mission to tap it!”

Morten S Mikkelsen, Director of Graphics, Labs

“As we write software for XR, we need to develop systems that support continually changing requirements due to the pace at which innovation is happening.”

Amir Ebrahimi, Principal Software Engineer

“We have to apply Machine Learning to tackle ever increasing complexity and costs - in games, film and science.”

Renaldas 'ReJ' Zioma, Inquisitor

“We built Unity Labs as a space to think further down the road with a heavy emphasis on advanced graphics rendering and authoring.”

Sylvio Drouin, VP of Unity Labs

“Unity Labs’ collaborative-research approach puts us in prime position to study and advance real-time engines.”

Diana Ford, Head of Academia and Industrial Collaborations

“We're building tools for users to build the future. Our goal: reality as a build target.”

Timoni West, Director of XR Research

“We work with bleeding-edge research of all kinds to explore what game authoring and development will look like in 10 years.”

Dominic Laflamme, Software Architect

“Unity Labs Grenoble is pushing the math and physics of rendering for better, faster, stronger graphics. We share our discoveries through world-class scientific publications and open-source prototypes.”

Eric Heitz, Research Scientist

“Technical knowledge should not be the boundary of imagination. Instead, thoughts and intents should be interpreted by the machine to become the next programming language.”

Greg Madison, XR IxD

“Autonomous robotics and machine learning open the road to game AIs that are both easier to author and more fun to play with.”

Nicolas Meuleau, Director of AI Research
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Concept: AR cereal box game

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Research related collaborations and partnerships

Unity Labs works with everyone from academic institutions to commercial studios and indie developers at various stages of research. If you’re working on high-impact innovative research, don’t hesitate to get in touch to see how we can help each other.

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