Stines Comments on How Virtual Reality Technology Could Significantly Change Courtroom Trials

Robert A. Stines, a member of the Litigation Practice Group and Emerging Technologies Industry Team, says that it’s clear that virtual reality (VR) will play a role in the courts in the future. For example, judges and jurors could view evidence via head-mounted displays for an ultra-realistic view of different perspectives and angles, as well as see reenactments of events in varying lighting, sound, and weather conditions. In an interview with Communications of the ACM, the flagship publication of ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, Mr. Stines discussed concerns that are raised by VR in courtrooms, such as what would be admissible in court, and who would be able to use virtual reality and for what purpose. The article including Mr. Stines’ insights, “Virtual Reality Goes on Trial,” was published Nov. 29, 2018, by Communications of the ACM.

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