188.369 Virtual and Augmented Reality
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

• design, implement and evaluate AR/VR applications with innovative interfaces
• develop state-of-the-art collaborative and distributed virtual and augmented reality
applications with modern 3D input and output devices

Methodical competencies:
• new ways of interaction, new interfaces
• tracking technologies
• display technologies
• distributed VR/AR systems
• basic concepts such as tracking, stereo rendering techniques, distributed graphics,
3D input...
• use of VR/AR technologies in different contexts and its implications


Social Compentencies:

  • Self-organisation, initiative and personal responsibility
  • Increase of individual creativity and innovation potential (curiosity)
  • Problem formulation and problem solving competence
  • Communication and critical ability
  • Reflection on one's own abilities and limits
  • Competence for teamwork and assumption of responsibility in complex projects

Subject of course

  • Virtual Reality and the related areas Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality
  • Application areas and current areas of research (incl. medical applications)
  • 3D graphics hardware
  • VR hardware: Input & Output Devices: Tracking and display technologies, interaction devices
  • VR software: 3D graphics toolkits & standards
  • User interfaces and 3D interaction
  • Psychological aspects (Presence, Immersion, ...)

Teaching methods

In lecture:

Frontal lecture with many examples presented in pictures and videos

In UE:
- Solving programming examples and independent submissions
- Independent processing of tasks (alone or in groups)
- Project work in a team on various tasks (e.g. research, concept development, implementation of sample applications)

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

LVA preliminary meeting (VO + UE) on 1.10.2019 at 13:00 to approx. 14:00 in the Zemanek HS!

The lecture starts immediately after the preliminary discussion (Vorbesprechung). The lecture in WS 2019/20 will again be BLOCKED!

The following lecture dates apply:
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Preliminary meeting on 1.10. 13:00 (punctual!) -14:00

The first lecture will take place immediately after the preliminary discussion.

Lecture: ALL units will be held in the Zemanek HS, only the lecture on 7.10. will be held in the new Fav. HS 1. All dates start punctually and end punctually with a break at half time.

TUE 1.10. 13:00 - 16:00  

WED 2.10. 10:00 - 13:00

THU 3.10. 13:00 - 16:00

FRI 4.10. 10:00 - 13:00

MON 7.10. 10:00 - 13:00

TUE 8.10. 13:00-16:00

The lecture offers an overview and insight into the field of Virtual and Augmented Reality and informs about the current state of research. Participants will get a basic knowledge about VR hardware, software and user specific aspects, whose knowledge is important for the understanding of VR applications and current publications.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue13:00 - 15:0001.10.2019 - 15.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality VO
Tue15:00 - 16:0001.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual und Augmented Reality Vorlesung
Wed10:00 - 13:0002.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality Vorlesung
Thu13:00 - 16:0003.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Fri10:00 - 13:0004.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Mon10:00 - 13:0007.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 1 VR Vorlesung
Tue15:00 - 16:0008.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) VR Vorlesung
Thu10:00 - 13:0010.10.2019FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual and Augmented Reality - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue01.10.201913:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality VO
Tue01.10.201915:00 - 16:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual und Augmented Reality Vorlesung
Wed02.10.201910:00 - 13:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality Vorlesung
Thu03.10.201913:00 - 16:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Fri04.10.201910:00 - 13:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Mon07.10.201910:00 - 13:00FAV Hörsaal 1 VR Vorlesung
Tue08.10.201913:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality VO
Tue08.10.201915:00 - 16:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) VR Vorlesung
Thu10.10.201910:00 - 13:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual and Augmented Reality
Tue15.10.201913:00 - 15:00FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Virtual Reality VO

Examination modalities

The written exam at the end of the lecture contains 6-8 questions with sub-items and is scheduled for 90 minutes.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 16:0021.10.2020 written04.06.2020 00:00 - 18.10.2020 23:59TISSHerbsttermin
Tue14:00 - 16:0003.11.2020 written04.09.2020 10:00 - 31.10.2020 22:59TISS2. Prüfungstermin VR
Thu14:00 - 16:0018.02.2021 written04.06.2020 00:00 - 16.02.2021 23:59TISS3. Prüfungstermin WS
Wed - 26.05.2021written06.06.2020 00:00 - 24.05.2021 23:59TISSVirtual Reality Sommertermin

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Most used literature:

  • D. Bowman, E. Kruijff, J. LaViola, I. Poupyrev
    3D User Interfaces - Theory and Practice, ISBN 0-201-75867-9, Addison-Wesley, 2004
    (3 books available at TU IMS library - just ask)
    http://www.3dui.org/
    http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0201758679

  • Handbook of Virtual Environment Technology, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002
    (available at TU library, 1 Handbook of Virtual Environment Technology at IMS library)


Older Literature (not needed for the lecture, only for interest in special topics):

Virtual & Augmented Reality Introduction - Additional Literature

VR/AR Ongoing Research

  • Feng Zhou, Henry B. L. Duh, Mark Billinghurst
    Trends in Augmented Reality Tracking, Interaction and Display: A Review of Ten Years of ISMAR. In proceedings of ISMAR 2008, Cambridge, UK, 15--18th of September 2008.
    http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1605298.1605333 (available from within TUnet)

User Interfaces & 3D Interaction Introduction

User Interfaces & 3D Interaction Ongoing Research

VR Input Devices Introduction

  • Welch, G. and Foxlin, E.
    Motion Tracking: No Silver Bullet, but a Respectable Arsenal. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp 24-38, 2002
    http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tracker/media/pdf/cga02_welch_tracking.pdf

  • E. Foxlin
    Motion Tracking Requirements and Technologies
    In Handbook of Virtual Environment Technology
    , Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002
    (available at TU library, 1 Handbook of Virtual Environment Technology at IMS library)

Collobarative Augmented Reality

Real-time Rendering & Graphics Hardware

Distributed and Parallel Graphics

 

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of computer graphics is good and necessary to be able to follow some of the content.

Language

English