at RWTH Aachen University!
The Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group started in 1998 as a service team in the RWTH IT Center. Since 2015, we are a research group (Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet) at i12 within the Computer Science Department. Moreover, the Group is member of the Visual Computing Institute and continues to be an integral part of the RWTH IT Center.
In a unique combination of research, teaching, services and infrastructure, we provide Virtual Reality technologies and the underlying methodology as a powerful tool for scientific-technological applications.
In terms of basic research, we develop advanced methods and algorithms for multimodal 3D user interfaces and explorative analyses in virtual environments. Furthermore, we focus on application-driven, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with RWTH Aachen institutes, Forschungszentrum Jülich, research institutions worldwide, and partners from business and industry, covering fields like simulation science, production technology, neuroscience, and medicine.
To this end, we are members of / associated with the following institutes and facilities:
Our offices are located in the RWTH IT Center, where we operate one the largest Virtual Reality labs worldwide. The aixCAVE, a 30 sqm visualization chamber, makes it possible to interactively explore virtual worlds, is open to use by any RWTH Aachen research group.
Former RWTH CAVE Inaugurated in Regensburg
Andrea Bönsch gave an invited talk at the International Symposium Virtual Reality in Psychotherapy Research, Regensburg. During this symposium, the new multisensory laboratory (CAVE) at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy by Prof. Andreas Mühlberger, University Regensburg, was ceremonially inaugurated. As this CAVE was operated by our group here at RWTH Aachen University till 2011, it is great to know that it now has a new home and intended purpose at Regensburg. We wish Prof. Mühlberger and his research group a lot of success in their research on human behavior conducted by means of the new laboratory.
|June 13, 2018|
Upcoming Event: 2nd Congress Exhibition "VR in Industry"
To answer and discuss questions on the integration into existing processes, hardware and software solutions, and costs incurred, we teamed up with the TEMA Technologie Marketing AG and organized the first congress exhibition "VR in Industry" in July 2017. The talks about business cases from industry and insights into academic research as well as an exhibition with several live demonstrations were well received by about 200 attendees.
Due to the ongoing active and high interest, a second congress exhibition will take place on July 4th, 2018. The event offers the possibility to learn about the latest developments, exchange know-how, and forge new business relationships. More information can be found under https://vr-in-industry.de.
We look forward to seeing you!
|June 8, 2018|
IEEE VR Conference Banquet: Video online
|May 29, 2018|
VARECo @ MuC 2018
Our colleagues Benjamin Weyers and Daniel Zielasko teamed up with Thiess Pfeiffer from University Bielefeld and Markus Funk from TU Darmstadt to organize a workshop in conjunction with the German GI conference Mensch und Computer (MuC), held in Dresden in September 2018. The one-day workshop entitled “Workshop on VR and AR in Everyday Context” (VARECo) focuses on the challenges raised by the increased occurrence of VR consumer hardware, e.g., long-term use of HMDs or simple context creation, as well as on potential solutions. The call for papers is out, with deadline June, 6th 2018.
|May 16, 2018|
IEEE VR: Conference Commitee and Presentations
The Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualization Group decisively contributes to this year‘s IEEE Virtual Reality, starting on Sunday, March 18th, in Tübingen, Germany. Prof. Torsten W. Kuhlen is serving as General Chair, Dr. Benjamin Weyers as 3DUI Contest Chair and as Tutorial Chair, and Dr. Tom Vierjahn as Workshop Chair. In addition, the group presents overall six papers.
|March 17, 2018|
Andrea Bönsch on CASA2018 International Program Committee
Andrea Bönsch is serving on the International Program Committee for CASA2018, which will take place in Beijing, China. CASA is the oldest international conference in computer animation and social agents in the world.
|Jan. 1, 2018|