VR-HYPERSPACE has participated in the Comfort in Transit Symposium which was organized in Delft, the Netherlands on June 4th at TUDELFT. The symposium brought together a number of experts to discuss recent advances and trends in the fields of aviation, aircraft manufacturing, airport and airline operation, identify the major challenges ahead and discuss possible solutions and ideas. VR-HYPERSPACE members gave a set of presentations explaining the project concepts and results. More information available at http://www.io.tudelft.nl/en/news/congresses-and-symposia/comfort-in-transit/
The VR-HYPERSPACE consortium participated in IEEEVR2014 (http://ieeevr.org/2014/) which took take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA from the 29th of March to 2nd of April as part of the demonstration session, panel session and videos which are now available on the IEEEVR youtube site.
A press event was organised in Germany, hosted by our partners MPG and FhG-IAO on 5th – 6th of February, 2014. The purpose was to introduce the project goals and achieved results to the wider public through extended press coverage.
VR-Hyperspace is organising a panel session at IEEE-VR 2014 which will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA from 29th of March to 2nd of April.This European expert panel brings together industry and academic leaders to discuss a profoundly new approach to the issue of aircraft passenger comfort for the second half of this century, using virtual and mixed reality technologies.
Within the framework of JVRC 2013 that took place in Paris on 11-13th of December, VR-Hyperspace organised an industrial session, entitled “Research studies on how Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality can be applied in the future air cabin”. The session was very productive and gathered more than 50 attendees. It was organised by Angelos Amditis (ICCS) and Mirabelle D’Cruz (UNOTT).
VR-Hyperspace consortium had a strong participation at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2013 Conference that took place in Orlando, Florida, 16-23 March 2013. Specifically, two paper and one panel presentations have been performed and VR-Hyperspace leaflets have been destributed to the participants.
Within the framework of the EU project VR-Hyperspace, which investigates technologies that can be deployed in the aircraft of the future in 2050, ICCS partners performing a case study for the future air cabin which is based on using projectors to transform the back of the seats to interactive screens.
The project was presented by our project coordinator, Mirabelle D’Cruz, at the launch of the UK’s new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, which was opened by the British Government Minister of Universities and Science - David Willets. VR-HYPERSPACE was part of the exhibition and project leaflets were distributed to the attendees, which including leading manufacturers from Airbus, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems, as well as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) members.