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VISOR (Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality) Research Group

VisoR Research Group 

@ Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, Simulation Hub

Our mission:

Excellence can be obtained if you
...care more than others think is wise;
...risk more than others think is safe;
...dream more than others think is practical;
...expect more than others think is possible.

VISOR (Virtual and Interactive Simulations of Reality) Research Group is an interdiciplinary research group located at the Department of Computing. VR lab is the home of VISOR. VISOR has strong links with the Macquarie University Research Center, CEPET (Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training).

 

 

Youtube:

VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY FOR AGORAPHOBIA: A COMPARATIVE TRIAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeW45OytuA 

 

VISOR in PRESS:

1.       ABC TV, Lateline (on Virtual Reality), 20 July 2016 9:30pm http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/lateline/NC1625H123S00

2.       COOPER DRABSCH , The Year of the Virtual, 13 June 2016, Radio Interview

3.       Nick Hayes, Macquarie University social media team, Virtual Reality,  http://macq.it/1UC8vzx - US Elections https://www.facebook.com/macquarieuni/videos/vb.10896256989/10153400982261990/?type=2&theater, 13 April 2016

4.       Elizabeth Roberts, Coordinator of NBC Universal, M.S. Candidate '17, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Article, Can VR films make its viewers feel more empathy than a traditional 2-D film?

5.       Oculus Rift Manolya Kavakli appears already on the Facebook channel of the University (http://macq.it/1XumyoP) April 13, 2016

6.       The use of VR in tourism, University Of Woolongong TV Multimedia, Tessa Oakey, 3pm 13th April 2016, http://www.uowtvmultimedia.com/2016/04/13/is-vr-the-future-of-tourism/

7.       SBS radio, Virtual Reality, , 17 Feb 2016, Ozen Ozuner

8.       LEAP Links, Girls in Technology presentation, There is Life after Life, Virtually! 25 Nov 2015: https://youtu.be/Ewt-yh4FgvU

9.       Virtually Limitless, Cosmos Magasine, Ultimate Science Guide, 2014, on Page 30 as Benjamin Skuse interview 22/1/2014. http://riaus.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/USG_2014_web-optimised.pdf

10.    Simulator Sickness- Does IOS 7 make you ill? Give simulator sickness the heave, Comment on Conversation, 30 September 2013, https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/30/comment-does-ios-7-make-you-ill-give-simulator-sickness-heave&ved=0ahUKEwiGo8GHlojLAhWlMqYKHV74B8EQFggaMAA&usg=AFQjCNHx3YXFsHHYEyR3y2AJLIy2WYjGRQ

11.    Mobile Technologies and Motion Sickness, 27th Sep 2013, http://theconversation.com/au

12.    Applications of Virtual Reality, Karen McGee, Macquarie University Poster, 28.8.2013

13.    Gait recognition,  TwoMinuteTV by Michael Koslowsky, Producer, 11th Dec 2012 -which is a series of two minute videos to be aired on Qantas inflight in early 2013.

14.    ABC 7:30 report, 3D TVs and Motion Sickness, June 3rd, 2010 – at 7:30pm on ABC1, http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/578098

15.    Simulator Sickness Research, Good Game, ABC TV Show, 2009 by Maurice Branscombe Monday 9th November – at 8:30PM on ABC2

16.    Gesture Recognition, Photonics Spectra, March 2009 by Laura Marshall

17.    Interacting With Computers Via Gesture Recognition, 24 Dec 2008, Medical News Today, Article id 133748, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com and http://www.medilexicon.com

18.    The relevance of Life on Mars, Northern District Times, July 23rd 2008

19.    Body Machine Interface-Remapping Residual Mobility of Disabled People to Control Robots, IEEE Circuit, Vol 30, Issue 2, 7 July 2007.

20.    A step up in world first research: Is the way we walk as unique as our fingerprints?Macquarie Globe, Online Newspaper of the Macquarie International community, Research Section, Edition 9, 2007 - 01 Mar 2007, http://www.international.mq.edu.au/globe/default.aspx?id=244&EditionID=137

21.    Sun-Herald, Gait Recognition research could make catching Osama a walkover, on 22 October 2006: http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/news/Gait_Recognition_Oct2006.pdf

22.    Sydney Morning Herald, Silly walk traps terrorists, online platform to discuss the impacts of this research project in public: http://blogs.smh.com.au/science/archives/2006/10/silly_walk_trap.html

23.    ABC Newcastle, Gait recognition research, Radio talk with Jen Fleming, at 2:20pm on 24 October 2006

24.    Macquarie University Virtual Reality Lab, Radio Talk, MacquarieInquire, 107.3FM, 6 October 2006, 9am

25.    Virtual reality lab offers exciting research opportunities, Postgraduate enewsletters, A Macquarie University Newsletter for postgraduate study, science and technology, Issue 5, September 2006, http://www.postgradandbeyond.mq.edu.au:80/enewsletter/science/issue_5_06_stories/story4.html

26.    Macquarie creates new virtual reality lab, Macquarie Globe, Online Newspaper of the Macquarie International community, Research Section, Edition 13, 29 March 2006, http://www.international.mq.edu.au/globe/default.aspx?id=244&EditionID=91

27.    Virtual reality: Seminar and research opportunities, Postgraduate enewsletters, A Macquarie University Newsletter for postgraduate study, science and technology, Issue 5, September 2005, http://www.postgradandbeyond.mq.edu.au/enewsletter/05-science/issue_17_stories/story1.htm

28. Industry@ICS - More News, http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/industry/news/ Technology Trends Seminar announcement with a link to New virtual reality lab more than just fun and games, Macquarie University News - May 2004

29.    Macquarie's new virtual reality lab, Postgraduate enewsletters, A Macquarie University Newsletter for postgraduate study, science and technology, Issue 2, March 2004  http://www.postgradandbeyond.mq.edu.au/enewsletter/05-science/issue_8_stories/story2.htm

30.    New Virtual Reality Lab more than just fun and games, Macquarie University News, May 2004, page 15  http://www.pr.mq.edu.au/macnews/showitem.asp?ItemID=284


 

 

2015 VISOR Group Meetings

The VISOR research group meets periodically at the VR Lab.

Previous VISOR meetings and seminars:

  • 18th March 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon

  • 22nd April 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 20th May 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 24th June 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate Hasan Alyamani on Driving Simulators and Drivers' Handedness
  • 1st of July 20154, Annike Hinze, Simulation Hub, Y3A
    • Seminar by Annike Hinze on Augmenting Memories through context and community
  • 3rd of July 2015, VR in Police Training, Simulation Hub, Y3A
  • 9th-10th July 2015, VICON Workshop on VR and Game Design, EMS Lab, Y3A Simulation HUB (full day)
  • 15th July 2015, Sim Hub Management Committee Meeting, Y3A
  • 20th July 2015  Workshop on Human Performance Simulation: A Meeting of Minds, Y3A lecture Theatre (full day)
  • 20th July 2015, Grand Opening of Simulation Hub, Y3A 5:30-6:30pm
  • 20th July 2015, 10 years of VisoR research at the Human Performance Simulation: A Meeting of the Minds Workshop, Y3A lecture theatre
  • 29th July 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate Charles Liu on Chroma Keying vs Motion Keying
  • 19th Aug 2015, Sim Hub Management Committee Meeting, Y3A
  • 26th August 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate Hessam Jahani on Gesture Recognition
  • 30th September 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate Majed Alrowaily on The use of VR  & AR in Energy Conservation Behaviour
  • 28th October 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate David Walker on AR, Training sims and Human Cognition
  • 25th November 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Seminar by PhD candidate Peter Renshaw on The use of Drones and Expertise Development
  • 23rd December 2015, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Christmas Party

Training sessions:

  • 27th May 2015, comp330 Lecture at E7B10, 12-1pm Seminar by A/Prof Manolya Kavakli on Virtual Reality
  • 18th May 2015, at Y3a Simulation Hub between 12:45 and 1:30pm
    • XIST Training by Dr Robin Gao (Dr Yi Fan Gao)
  • 6th May 2015, at Y3a Simulation Hub between 12:45 and 1:30pm
    • Motion Builder Training by Dr Robin Gao (Dr Yi Fan Gao)

VISOR Group Social Events

  • 27th March 2015, Opera Bar, Sydney, 8pm
  • 20th May 2015, Lunch at Y3A at 12:00noon
  • 30th May 2015, VIVID Show at Contemporary Arts Museum, Circular Quay, 7pm
  • 7th Sep 2015, Quadrette Birthday Party, 11am, E6A Tearoom
  • 12th Sep 2015, OPEN DAY, Simulation Hub, Macquarie University

 

 

Booking (for external applicants):

Contact A/Prof Manolya Kavakli.

Web Room Booking (for internal applicants):
http://timetables.mq.edu.au/Scientia/Web/wrb.html

  • Please login with your MQ ID
  • Choose Y3A Simulation Hub in Room Needs section on the top right.
  • View filtered rooms.
  • Specify the booking date and time.
  • Specify which room in the Sim Hub to book.

2016 VISOR Group Meetings

The VISOR research group meets periodically every week on Wednesdays at the VR Lab.

VISOR meetings and seminars in 2016:

  • 10th Feb 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 17th Feb 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 24th Feb 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 2nd March 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 9th March 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10am-11am
    • Seminar by Majed Alrowaily on Augmenting Reality
  • 16th March 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 23rd March 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 5th April 2016, Simulation Hub, Y3A between 10:00am-12:00noon
    • Augmented Reality Training session by Majed Alrowaily 11am-12noon