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University of Bremen: two positions open in VR

Are you looking for a job in the virtual reality field? This article is for you! Read more about the two Ph.D. positions open at the University of Bremen and submit your application.

Novel 3D Interaction Techniques for Collaborative, Immersive Scientific Visualization

A researcher with the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Project description

Building on the state of the art in virtual reality research, including latest developments of production-quality game engines, this Ph.D. project shall develop concepts, scientific visualization methods, 3D interaction metaphors, and immersive virtual reality tools for geographically remote researchers to share and explore a meaningful virtual environment for collaborative virtual fieldwork on the seafloor. The project will evolve around the visualization of cutting-edge, large scale photogrammetric scans of hydrothermal (black smoker) vent fields and related volcanic structures of the mid-oceanic ridges.

Aim

This PhD project will draw upon visualization resources both at the CGVR lab at University of Bremen (in particular, the two-user powerwall, i.e., large-screen stereoscopic projection wall with tracking and correct projection for two users simultaneously), and at GEOMAR (the ARENA2 visualization dome theatre) as well as head-mounted display “satellite systems” (e.g., wireless VIVE at CGVR), to form a connected ecosystem.

Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group Bremen

Researcher with the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Group at the University of Bremen, Germany.

Project Description

For several years now, innovative algorithms and methods for forward-looking space projects have been developed and researched within the framework of exploration projects funded by DLR Space Management. The knowledge gained and the algorithms developed are to be brought back to Earth as part of the project presented and made available as a key technology for mobility 4.0 in Germany. Within the framework of earlier space projects, algorithms for the planning and simulation of an autonomous spacecraft for the reduction of resources on asteroids were developed. The core contents of autonomous planning, navigation, and flight path optimization and control serve as a basis for the application of autonomous vehicles described here. The current project is based on results from an earlier project on autonomous driving and extends the research questions to real application scenarios by involving industrial partners.

Aim

The aim of the project is to automate recurring journeys in known areas and in particular to present solutions for cooperative maneuvers in such areas. For this purpose, the cooperation partners are working on the implementation in an application-oriented test field. Overarching goals of the project, which are to be implemented especially on real vehicles, are:

  • To create uniform software frameworks for the different requirements of highly-automated driving;
  • Transfer of know-how and algorithms from space travel for highly automated driving as well as the definition of requirements for modern satellite navigation;
  • Development of efficient 3D algorithms for geomatric computing in order to facilitate remote driving.

Qualification

Candidates should have an excellent Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, or related disciplines such as mathematics, computational engineering, physics, etc. Required skills are solid experience in C++ software development, and a very good command of English (reading/writing/speaking). Ideally, you have specialized in real-time computer graphics or physically-based simulation, you are capable of effectively applying mathematical methods, and you have good knowledge of GPGPU programming. In addition, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, passionate about their work, and have a good ability to work both independently as well as in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply

Applications should comprise a cover letter, complete CV including any achievements, degree certificates (including a list of courses and grades), names and contact details of at least two referees, and other credentials if any (e.g., recommendation letters, publications, etc.). Application by email is preferred. We encourage candidates to apply immediately but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to address them to the above email address.

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Zachmann
University of Bremen
Bibliothekstr. 5
28359 Bremen / Germany
zach at cs.uni-bremen.de

Visit the official website for further information.

 

Meeting the network: Virtual Dimension Center (VDC)

The Virtual Dimension Center (VDC) is the protagonist of this new article for the category “Meeting the Network”.

VDC is Germany’s leading competence network for Virtual Engineering. Based in Fellbach, it joined EuroVR Association in 2009 to get in touch with international experts in VR & AR and exchange know-how as well as experience in this fast-evolving field.
VDC strongly believe in the Association’s purposes so much that Christoph Runde, General Manager of the Virtual Dimension Center, is EuroVR Vice-President “Industry & End-user.

100 Technology and service providers, users, research institutions and multipliers work together in the VDC network along the entire value chain of Virtual Engineering- namely in 3D simulation, 3D visualization, product lifecycle management (PLM), and Virtual Reality (VR). VDC members gain improved innovation activity and higher productivity by acquiring additional information and cost advantages.

Moreover, VDC is co-organizer of the event XR Expo (Stuttgart – 3-4 July 2019) focused on professional applications in industry, architecture, trading, medicine and crafting in virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

Find more about the Virtual Dimension Center:

 

MEETING THE NETWORK

Meeting the network is a new category to get to know the Association and its network. Once a month we will publish news about our members. If you are a member and you want to participate in this initiative, please write an email to communication@eurovr-association.org.

VR Expo – 5-6 July- Stuttgart

VR Expo is an exhibition for professional VR & AR applications which will take place on the 5th and 6th of July in Stuttgart at Arena 2036 e.V.

 

This is a unique opportunity to delve into themes concerning the use of VR & AR in different sectors, like medicine, industry and architecture.

 

The VR Expo will host 47 exhibitors and relevant institutes (e.g. Fraunhofer IAO, IPA, High Performance Computing Centre, VISUS) which will open their labs to exhibitions, giving access to their CAVEs, power walls and high-resolution screens. Moreover, the exhibition will offer space for tech talks and discussion dealing with VR for design, mechanical engineering, architecture and technology advances.

 

For further information visit the official website https://www.vr-expo.de/

 

The entrance is free.

 

Event supported by Daimler, Porsche, Audi, John Deere, Bosch, BSH, Microsoft, PTC, OPTIMA, and more.

VR in industry-Congress Fair in Aachen-4th July

4th July 2018: after the first successful workshop in 2017, RWTH Aachen University is pleased to announce the second “VR in Industry – Congress Fair in Aachen”.

The event will be hosted by TEMA-Technology and Marketing in the city of Aachen, Germany, and it represents a chanche to find out the possibilities offered by virtual- and augmented reality, not only for new product development opportunities and new distribution channels, but also completely new ways of training customers and employees.

The program of the conference is wide: Prof. Latoschik, one of the most renowned VR scientists in Germany, will hold a Keynote Talk concerning the theme “From (A)vatars zu (Z)ero Latency”.

Beyond this lecture the event includes also many exciting initiative, like “VR in Science and Industry – Network NRW e.V.“ which will be presented closely to the workshop.

For further information and registration please visit the website https://vr-in-industry.de/en/

Events

XR Expo 2019

The VR expo will be 2019 to XR Expo!

It is time again: on 3. And 4. July 2019, the XR Expo takes place in Stuttgart.

The Tech event goes into the third round and shows b2b applications in virtual, mixed and augmented reality. The XR Expo is the event where the xr community comes together from professionals and industry. It offers a unique platform on which
Can exchange users with service providers and service providers for professional xr applications.

The positive feedback from visitors has shown that the XR Expo is the ideal meeting point for “extended reality”- specialists, marketing experts, developers and designers. A variety of panels and tech talks can collect ideas and suggestions for their own business.