Sensing Virtual Reality: Practical Seminar on Dynamic Passive Haptics
Seminar - Winter 2018/2019
The seminar will be held in English.
Humans perceive the real world with many different senses - by seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting it. Virtual Reality (VR) systems today also enable the perception of virtual environments but primarily use visual and auditory feedack to immerse the user in a virtual world. In addition to that, haptic feedback, i.e. the sense of touch, can enhance a user's feeling of presence significantly and allows VR users to feel properties of virtual objects and the virtual environment.
This seminar explores a novel technique to provide haptic sensations during a VR experience, called Dynamic Passive Haptic Feedback (DPHF).
The practical seminar will introduce the concept of DPHF and explain how to design and prototype VR controllers that provide dynamic passive haptic feedback to a VR user.
Participants will develop a novel DPHF controller for VR in groups during the semester - from concept to working prototype - using digital fabrication techniques, Arduino and Unity VR programming, as well as tracking systems.
- Understanding the design process of dynamic passive haptic devices.
- Gain hands-on experience in
- creating a haptic VR controller
- embedded systems development
- digital fabrication (3D printing, laser cutting, ...)
- Integration of low-level (Arduino) with high-level (Unity 3D engine) systems
Application (open from 26.09.2018 - 12:00 until 21.10.2018 - 23:59)
We ask you to write a small motivational letter why you would like to attend the seminar, as we only have limited spots available.
Application closes on the 21th of October and we will notify about your acceptance on the 26th of October.
The attendance to all scheduled meetings (see table below) is mandatory to pass the seminar (no exceptions, unless with medical certificate).
|21.10.2018||23:59||-||Deadline: Application||Application Form|
|26.10.2018||-||-||Notification of Acceptance|
|29.10.2018||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Kick-Off||Slides|
|04.11.2018||23:59||-||Deadline: Idea Slide|
|05.11.2018||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Pitch of Ideas|
|12.11.2018||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Announcement of Topics|
|12.11.2018||23:59||-||Deadline: Vote for Preferences|
|13.11.2018||-||-||Announcement of Group Assignments|
|19.11.2018||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Concept Presentations|
|19.11.2018 - 30.11.2018||-||-||Meet with Advisor|
|17.12.2018||23:59||-||Deadline: Progress Report #1|
|14.01.2019||23:59||-||Deadline: Progress Report #2|
|28.01.2019||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Mid-Term Presentations|
|11.02.2019||23:59||-||Deadline: Progress Report #3|
|25.02.2019||12:15 - 14:00||DFKI (Reuse, Foyer)||Final Presentations|
|04.03.2019||23:59||-||Deadline: Final Report|
The lectures "Programming 1 & 2" must be passed.
This seminar is directed at Bachelor / Master students in Media Informatics / Computer Science / Embedded Systems.