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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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University co-presents 2019 Light and Sound Interactive Conference

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

The LSI Conference’s 2019 lineup features guest speakers from Facebook, Microsoft, the Department of Defense, and demonstrations from companies including Bose, Harman, and Amazon.

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From a dancer’s form to freeform optics

Sun, 14 Apr 2019

Jannick Rolland, director of the Center of Freeform Optics, has 35 patents to her name and is listed among the top women pioneers in augmented and virtual reality.

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Seniors show beauty of urban art with augmented reality

Fri, 11 May 2018

Four Rochester students saw the beauty of graffiti art in abandoned city subway tunnels. Banding together as the ExSpace Artist Collective, they designed an augmented reality project to share that beauty with others.

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Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

Wed, 09 May 2018

A new hands-on learning and research lab envisioned for the Carlson Science and Engineering Library will give students and faculty a place to explore augmented and virtual reality—regardless of their level of expertise.

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A professor and his robot study how we see

Wed, 21 Feb 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

Tue, 13 Feb 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

Tue, 13 Feb 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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Virtual reality app offers personalized psychotherapy

Tue, 13 Feb 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

Tue, 13 Feb 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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