Guest lecture UU - Virtual Reality & Education

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Guest lecture UU - Virtual Reality & Education

  1. 1. EDUCATION & ICT – UTRECHT UNIVERSITY 12 JAN 2016 Virtual Reality & Education
  2. 2. Robin de Lange - CV Bachelor Physics Philosophy Artificial Intelligence MSc. MediaTechnology Focus: Extended cognition & Augmented Reality EDUCATION WORK Owner tutoring company Video production MOOC & SPOC WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  3. 3. Unity3D: Projects https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20732302/ARBieb.wmv WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  4. 4. Graduation project • Augmented Reality prototype • Raise discussion • PhD proposal https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20732302/Demo %20ARMath.wmv WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  5. 5. Robin de Lange - CV Bachelor Physics Philosophy Artificial Intelligence MSc. MediaTechnology Focus: Extended cognition & Augmented Reality EDUCATION WORK Owner tutoring company Video production MOOC & SPOC PhD student @ MediaTechnology Initiator Lyceo CodeLab WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  6. 6. March 2013: Oculus Rift WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  7. 7. Hack the Brain: Project Brainstorm • Live EEG data visualization for Oculus Rift • Together with Eva Delincakova & Bert Spaan @ Hack the Brain hackathon WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  8. 8. Focus of research • In what ways can we useVR to explain complex problems? • What are the obstacles and opportunities of VR in the field of education? WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  9. 9. A Brief History ofVR Virtual Reality is not new WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  10. 10. A Brief History ofVR Sensorama • 1955 by Morton Heilig • ExperienceTheater • Multi-sensory • No financial support WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  11. 11. A Brief History ofVR LEEP Cyberface • 1989 • By Eric Howlett • First commercial HMD • Very wide angle stereoscopic optics WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  12. 12. A Brief History ofVR NintendoVirtual Boy • 1995 • Monochromatic display • No head-tracking, fixed position • Commercial failure • FromVR hype to disappointment WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  13. 13. A Brief History ofVR https://youtu.be/tdAaU0CRHng?t=1m51s WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  14. 14. A Brief History ofVR Oculus Rift • 2012: Kickstarter campaign • Much wider FOV • Low latency tracking • Aimed at consumer market • Benefits from developments in computer hardware • Acquired by Facebook in 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhcOMOWRMnA WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  15. 15. A Brief History ofVR Google Cardboard • Gift at 2014 Google I/O • Open source design • Starting from $2 • Start of mobileVR • Magnet as input button WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  16. 16. State of the art • VR Ecosystem emerged • By 2018 > $5bln. market • Dozens of headsets • All sorts of input devices • Content developers • 360 / spherical video cameras • Video stitching software • Blogs, consultants, business analysts, etc http://greenlightvr.com/vr-ecosystem-map WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  17. 17. Virtual Reality for Science & Education • Exploring the potential of VR for science & education; • Elective research course for 25 bachelor and master students • Received LUF – Gratama grant for this project • Obtaining skills to create interactiveVR content using e.g. Unity3D and 360˚ film technology; • Creating aVR prototype as final project WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  18. 18. Results Possible applications for many fields of study • Visualization of buildings or 3D designs • Simulation of dangerous situations for police of army • Immersive data visualizations • Reconstructions of archaeological sites • Experience the world from someone else’s eyes • Immersive language learning • History lectures set on important places • Social environments for following a MOOC WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  19. 19. VR content creation UNITY3D Combination of 3D designing and coding environment WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  20. 20. VR content creation PHOTO /VIDEO RicohTheta or GoPro- based setup Workflow similar to regular video WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  21. 21. VR content creation OTHER WebVR vvvv ExistingVR applications where users create content WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  22. 22. Student projects WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  23. 23. Student projects WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM
  24. 24. Demo & Discussion WWW. ROBINDELANGE .COM

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