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A professor and his robot study how we see

A professor and his robot study how we see

February 21, 2018

Meet Michele Rucci, a new professor in the University’s brain and cognitive sciences department, and his robot “Mr. T.” Rucci and his robot are using eye-tracking tools and virtual reality to replicate the small eye movements experienced by humans.

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Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

February 13, 2018

Using recital halls as their “labs,” and recording some of the best music students in the world, University researchers are creating virtual reality videos of concerts that literally immerse viewers “within” the performance onstage.

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Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant

Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant

February 13, 2018

Coffee mugs and popsicle sticks are transformed into chemical reactors as part of an innovative teaching experiment that allows student engineers to simulate reactions in a real-life, sprawling chemical plant.

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App combines virtual reality with personalized psychotherapy

App combines virtual reality with personalized psychotherapy

February 13, 2018

A multidisciplinary team of University doctors, engineers, and musicians is working together to create an immersive, customized experience that brings cognitive-behavioral therapy to a patient’s smartphone.

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Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

February 13, 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain’s plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.

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Light and Sound Interactive conference puts Rochester at center of growing fields

Light and Sound Interactive conference puts Rochester at center of growing fields

September 26, 2017

Inspired by Austin’s South by Southwest conference, the organizers of this year’s event partnered with RIT and the City of Rochester to highlight the region as a source for innovation.

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Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

Composer Mark Watters says new media is changing the score

September 26, 2017

The Emmy winner has composed musical scores for movies, television, video games, even the Olympics. At the inaugural Light and Sound Interactive, he shares his thoughts on this rapidly changing field.

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Designing a world of immersive sound

Designing a world of immersive sound

September 8, 2017

Using a new approach to flat-panel design, Mark Bocko and his team are creating inexpensive prototypes of speakers that double as wall hangings and overhead lights.

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Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

Conference, expo puts spotlight on light and sound technologies

September 7, 2017

Rochester has the ingredients to create its own Silicon Valley in emerging imaging and audio technologies. That’s the vision of the organizers of Light and Sound Interactive, a conference and expo that will showcase how Rochester can play a leading role in such growing fields as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and interactive games and media. Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee is among this year’s keynotes.

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Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

August 29, 2017

The two-time Oscar winner forLife of Pi and Brokeback Mountain will show clips from his films and discuss the challenges of shooting in a groundbreaking 3D, 24-frames-per-second format.

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