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Genetically Programming Patterns ★
Wise persons told me many times over that in order to succeed in machine learning tasks, one needs to know upfront what one wants to learn. I can only partially agree to this. In fact, learning what to learn is a key component of success!
Evaluate the impact of identity visual indicators on trust in social VR ★
In this project, you will evaluate how different identity visual indicators influence social VR users to trust others' avatar, using tasks such as a Virtual Maze and an Investment Game. This project aims to utilise a validated paradigm for measuring trust in VR and investigate the usability of visual indicators in identity management.
Embodiment of AI in Virtual Reality ★
In this project, a telephone assistant will be simulated in virtual reality (VR). Specifically, the goal is to simulate and embody an artificial intelligence (AI) that responds to speech. The central question is how the embodiment of this AI in virtual reality affects the users.
Enhancing Depth Cognition for Effective Mid-Air VR Sketching ★
In this project we will develop novel techniques to improve distance cognition and spatial uderstanding in VR sketching systems. We will work with a fully immersive sketching system that maps mid-air hand gestures to 3D mid-air ink strokes. We wish to develop methods to assist users with accurately targeting points in three dimensional space.
Out-of-Body Experience In XR ★
Developing and evaluating a XR application for inducing Out-of-Body Experience in XR .
Grab It! Design of Physical Markers for Tangible AR ★
This project aims at the development of design guidelines for 3D-printed Tangible AR markers.
Evi-Grasp VR ★
Developing and evaluating a VR application for Water Bottle Design. The application should provide a way to quickly test the graspability of water bottles with virtual hands in VR.
Dynamic Strands in VR – an application for chromosome separation in cell division as a teaching tool for biology students
Develop a virtual reality tool aimed at teaching biology students the complexities of chromosome separation in cell division, by allowing them to construct and observe metaphase cells using physics-responsive, interactive microtubules.
Social Buffering of Fear in Virtual Reality
This research aims to investigate the effect of social buffering of virtual agents.
Serious Games & Pedagogical Agents for Teaching Machine Learning
This research aims to ease learning the basics of machine learning with a serious game and pedagogical agents.
Augmented Reality Agents in Medicine
This research aims to support medical practionioners with embodied virtual assistant during their daily work.
Virtual Human Plausibility
The plausibility of virtual humans for self-presentation (avatars), artificial agents, and the representation of other users constitutes an important factor for the effectiveness of cross reality (XR) environments. This project targets the further development of a measurement tool, its verification in XR environments, and its general validation.
Mobile AR Animation Tool for Reporting Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
In this project, a reporting tool for UAP will be developed -- a mobile augmented reality (AR) application to help the witness or a scientific investigator to quickly sketch out the perceived phenomena in-situ such that visual occurrences, involved movements and speeds can be reconstructed in the very environments where the events took place.
Network Management meets Metaverse
Evaluate the current state of research on the Metaverse and related challenges for the telecommunications industry and develop and verify a virtual world considering existing visualization approaches and use cases!
Percept AI
In the percept AI project you will learn about human perception of artificial intelligence. You will build a virtual reality application to evaluate the effects of different appearances of AI on human perception.
Virtual Reality Games
This xtAI Lab introduces tools and workflows for designing and developing virtual environments based on the example of computer games. In group work, concepts, planning, design, creation, evaluation and refinement of a comprehensive VR application prototype are learned.
Motion Data Sensor Fusion
In the project MoSeF, we aim to improve the spacial and temporal performance of 3D motion capture by fusing the sensor data of optical, inertial and magnetic sensors, to be used in VR and AR applications.
Procedural Generation of 3D Roofs using Anchor Structures
This project aims to improve the procedural generation of roofs for three dimensional buildings by the usage of complex linked data structures in combination with shape functions.
Interaction SuitCase
The integration of manifold interactive objects is almost limitless in virtual reality and can be beautifully integrated into foreign language learning. In this project, different versions of an interaction suitcase for inter- and transcultural learning will be implemented and evaluated.
The Effects of Familiarity of an Avatar
Does the familiarity with an avatar have an influence on the affective or emotional appraisal? How can familiar avatars be practically implemented to allow the elaboration of this research question?
Embodiment and Stroop Interference
Understanding the effects of hand proximity to objects and tasks is critical for hand-held and near-hand objects. Even though self-avatars have been shown to be beneficial for various tasks in virtual environments, little research has investigated the effect of avatar hand proximity on working memory.
Super-Hero Revolution
Super-Hero Revolution is an embodied VR experience. The user can observe his avatar in a virtual mirror while performing a series of transformations with the use of visual transition effects to produce a suggestion on the user, with consequent emotional release and mindfulness in a few seconds.
Virtual Control Room for Real Satellites
This project aims to create a virtual control room for real satellites. The satellite is not a simulation. We will use real telemetry data from real satellites in orbit.
Project SOMA: Self-Organised Middle-out Abstraction
In order to increase the order of magnitude or accuracy of agent-based simulations, SOMA tries to identify and use patterns to accelerate the resulting computational tasks.
Project MABEL: siMulative & Agent-Based dEsign ecoLogies
This project investigates the use of simulative processes that dynamically change assets and their arrangements according to natural cycles can drive the evolution of a virtual world.
Project INCESSANT: INteraCtivE Simulation optimiSAtioN laboraTory
Project INCESSANT aims to realize interactive simulations and especially interactive optimisation cycles.
Virtual Platelet Platform (VIPP)
The goal of this project is to design, implement and evaluate an immersive interface to interact with the repository data.
3DUI Development in Cooperation with RealVis
The goal of this project is to develop a solution that enables the interactive viewing of products and the context-related display of information. The viewer should be able to view the product via intuitive inputs and be given stylish information about the product in 3D space.
HATI: Haptic Angiography Training Interface
Optimization and evaluation of a training hardware interface for minimally invasive surgeries. The interface will measure wire movements applied in Angiography sessions. A small optical sensor similar to a mouse sensor captures wire movements at locks sealing aditus. The prototype has to be optimized and adjusted to real devices and the performance has to be evaluated.
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