Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a popular replacement for in-person gatherings. Today, VR is used to provide remote classroom experiences, create realistic workplace settings and simulate training scenarios in realistic environments. But as the technology becomes more mainstream, the potential for malicious attacks on VR systems is growing. Now, a Mizzou Engineering team is beginning [...]
Training the next generation transportation workforce

Training the next generation transportation workforce

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees will receive more realistic work zone inspection training using virtual reality (VR) thanks to a Mizzou Engineering team. Praveen Edara, chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is leading the project, which received funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Market Readiness Program earlier this year. This two-year $460,238 grant [...]
IT Students Create Virtual Gallery for Museum Collection

IT Students Create Virtual Gallery for Museum Collection

Right: A user in Fang Wang's Virtual Reality Lab views a virtual exhibit through VR goggles. Left: An example of what users would see when viewing the VR gallery. Mizzou Engineering students are putting the final touches on an interactive art exhibit that will allow visitors to view paintings without ever stepping inside a museum. [...]
VIRTUALHACKS VR-Focused Hackathon Starts Friday

VIRTUALHACKS VR-Focused Hackathon Starts Friday

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want a chance to win Corsair Gaming mechanical keyboard and an Oculus Quest 2 headset? Then you’ll want to check out the first-ever XR hackathon sponsored by Mizzou Engineering’s Virtual Reality Organization this weekend. VIRTUALHACKS 2021 is an extended reality-focused hackathon that will challenge teams to create projects [...]
CAVE to Provide Immersive Virtual Experience

CAVE to Provide Immersive Virtual Experience

A VisCube C4-4K “CAVE” installed at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland | Courtesy of Visbox Inc. Imagine studying a protein by walking through its three-dimensional structure. Or researching traffic patterns by standing alongside a virtual highway. Or safely exploring the structural integrity of a house while it’s on fire. Mizzou Engineers will soon have [...]
Students Create VR Software to Diagnose, Monitor Concussions

Students Create VR Software to Diagnose, Monitor Concussions

Mizzou Engineers are coming up with a way to determine and self monitor concussions from home. A group of Mizzou Engineering seniors are developing an innovative way to determine the severity of concussions. For their computer science capstone project, the students are designing software that would work with virtual reality goggles to allow users to [...]
Students Explore Virtual Reality Applications in VR Lab

Students Explore Virtual Reality Applications in VR Lab

About a dozen students from across campus got to experience various applications of virtual reality during a field trip to the VR Lab at Mizzou Engineering yesterday. Fang Wang, an assistant teaching professor in the Information Technology Program, and several of her students demonstrated the technology through projects they’ve worked on over the past couple [...]
Bringing the Classroom to Students Through Virtual Reality

Bringing the Classroom to Students Through Virtual Reality

Weiyu Feng uses virtual reality goggles to experience a classroom he is not physically in. Through the goggles, he can see classmate Will Slama in a realistic setting rather than on screen. Students unable to attend in-person classes in the future could still get the full classroom experience, thanks to emerging virtual environment technologies. Fang [...]
Lab to Take Online Learning to New Levels

Lab to Take Online Learning to New Levels

Brian Maurer demonstrates advanced online learning options to fellow faculty members during a seminar held last month. Mizzou Engineering students could see advanced online learning experiences this coming year. A new lab will equip faculty from across the College with professional-level studio equipment. Brian Maurer is designing the lab. He is director of undergraduate studies [...]
Students Create and Innovate at International MIT Reality Hack

Students Create and Innovate at International MIT Reality Hack

Four students represented the College of Engineering at the MIT Reality Hack where participants were challenged with developing new cross reality experiences using the industry’s best technology. The hackathon took place in January over five days filled with workshops, networking, and of course, hacking. The MIT Reality Hack is an international competition with half students […]

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