Collaborative Virtual Reality Environment

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Overview

  • Immersive analytics is increasingly deployed to analyze volume or geospatial data. Also for the analysis of abstract data, the desire for virtual environments is rising.
  • The goal of this project is to create a collaborative VR-environment (server-client architecture) in which multiple collaborators can work simultaneously.
  • To demonstrate collaboration capabilities of the tool, a basic visualization should be implemented as well.

Problem Statement

  • How to provide a scalable server-client architecture for multiple VR-clients?
  • How to model collaborators in the shared virtual environment? 
  • How can we ease collaboration in the VRE by exploiting properties of the virtual space?

Tasks

  • Setup a shared VR space (server/client architecture)
  • Find suitable solutions to model collaborators
  • Implement/extend a visualization in the shared virtual environment and explore interaction techniques

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge about information visualization.
  • Good programming skills in C#/Java and basic web programming skills (HTML/ JavaScript/D3)
  • Optional: Experience with Unity and HTC Vive 

Scope/Duration/Start

  • Scope: Bachelor
  • 3 Month Project, 3 Month Thesis

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