Embodiment Lab

Welcome to the Embodiment Lab!

Embodied multimodal interfaces and digital humans, e.g., virtual avatars and agents, become increasingly interesting for various novel human-computer interface paradigms. The EmbodimentLab establishes a Bavarian competence center for the creative development of related application use cases and the necessary technology involved. The EmbodimentLab provides a platform connecting industry with academia to initiate common research and application projects. Non-academic partners team-up with student groups to try-out new ideas for potential future products and applications. The lab supports a broad technology stack including various systems for 3D-body scanning, motion tracking, live animation and Virtual and Augmented Reality.

News

Summer EXPO 2019
The Summer EXPO 2019 for MCS/HCI, MK and GE was a great success. We thank all the contributors and guests for participating.
Human-Computer, Games & Informatics Expo
Save-the-date: The Human-Computer, Games and Informatics Expo will take place on 26th of July 2019.
New Lab Naming
We've renamed our labs to make them easier to identify. The new naming scheme uses colors that refer to the logo colors of the HCI chair (red-orange), the Media Informatics Group (green) and the Games Engineering Group (blue). A growing number of color related accessories in these rooms will support our choices.
Judith Gerlach visited HCI
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, visited the chair HCI on Monday, 29th April.
Winter EXPO 2019
The Winter EXPO 2019 for MCS and HCI was a great success. We thank all the contributors and guests for participating.
External research collaboration
Prof. Latoschik is at the renowned HITlab in New Zealand until April 2019 for an external research collaboration with Prof. Lindeman at the University of Canterbury.
Expo for Human- Computer and Games Engineering
Save-the-date: The Human-Computer & Games Exhibition will take place on 8th of February 2019.
HCI at ZD.B
The Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) presents the Embodiment Lab of the HCI chair in its recent promotional video, highlighting our lab among all Bavarian innovation laboratories.
New ILAST projectteam
This semester a new team is working on our ILAST project. The seven students started in October and started developing new applications.
2. Meeting of ZD.B Innovation Lab Coaches
On 26 and 27 November the coaches of all ZD.B sponsored innovation laboratories met at the Zentrum für Digitale Innovationen (ZDI) Mainfranken in Würzburg.
Radio interview about ILAST
Thursday Kathrina Haunfelder from the Technical University Nuremberg came to Würzburg and interviewed Andrea Bartl about ILAST. More information will be published soon.
ILAST at ZD.B
Our ILAST- Team presented a pitch and demonstration of the project at the ZD.B Demo Day in Erlangen.
Our photogrammetry rig is ready!
The whole team helped together and now all 106 cameras are hanging in the rig.
iLAST - Demo at König-Ludwig-Haus!
The team presented its final prototype to the medical staff of the orthopaedic clinic König-Ludwig-Haus.
BadMe - Understanding the customer!
We had a meeting with the customer to understand his needs and requirements. As a second step we did a contextual inquiry and visited our customer.
Cameras and Rig arrived!
Nearly all of the component parts for our body scanner have arrived by now. Our offices are stuffed and we can not wait to put it all together.
iLAST - First review meeting with the customer!
The team presented its first concept and prototype to Dr. Reppenhagen of the orthopaedic clinic König-Ludwig-Haus.
New Embodiment Lab
HCI group wins contest to establish a new 'EmbodimentLab' in the Bavarian initiative 'Innovationslabore für Studierende' in the Bavarian initiative 'Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern (ZD.B)'. The new lab will strengthen the Würzburgs research around 'Humans and Intelligent Machines'. The lab is initially founded for two years with with 223.000 €.
New Program Games Engineering
HCI group wins contest to establish a new program 'Games Engineering' in the Bavarian initiative 'Digitaler Campus Bayern'. The program is initially founded for 6 years with 1.243.000 €
New Chair Digital Media Processing
HCI group wins contest to establish a new chair for 'Digital Media Processing' in the Bavarian initiative 'Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern (ZD.B)'. The new group will strengthen the Würzburgs research around 'Humans and Intelligent Machines'.

Open Positions

Student Worker for the Embodiment Lab
We have an open position for a motivated student in our Embodiment Lab.
Student Worker for the XRoads Project
We have an open position for a motivated student that is willing to contribute in the XRoads Project.
Student Workers for the ViLeArn Project
We are looking for student workers to help develop and investigate situated virtual learning environments
Student Worker for the ILAST project
We have an open position for a motivated student employee in a very interesting VR project!


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