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Embodiment Lab and XR Hub Würzburg @ bidt Demo Day 2021
Save-the-date: The 2nd Demo Day of the Bavarian Innovation Labs will take place as an online event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Winter EXPO 2020/21
The Winter EXPO 2020/21 for MCS/HCI was a great success! We thank all the contributors and guests for participating.
Prof. Latoschik @ Clash of Realities
Prof. Latoschik speaks about High Impact Trends in Games at the 11th International Conference on the Art, Technology and Theory of Digital Games. His talk on AI in Natural User Interfaces highlights the state of art, technical limitations and options, and the philosophical questions arising with such technology.
Masterclass @ Bits&Pretzels
Together with Bavarian Minister of State Judith Gerlach the XR Hub gave a masterclass called Dive into XR – use cases and outlook at Bits & Pretezls 2020.
3D User Interfaces Results of SS 2020
The summer semester comes to an end and we are happy to present some results of the 3DUI module.
Multimodal Interfaces Results of SS 2020
The semester comes to an end and we are happy to present the results of the Multimodal Interfaces course.
New Lab Regulations
As a measure against COVID-19, special precautions must be followed when using the laboratories.
Vacation despite Corona
The sense of presence that virtual reality can trigger in us - Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik (HCI) talks about this in the program Xenius: Urlaub trotz Corona: Neue Chancen entdecken. The focus is on the projects Virtual Times and Interactive Opera.
Judith Gerlach @ the HCI and MTS
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs visited the HCI Chair and MTS working group.
Summer EXPO 2020
The Summer EXPO 2020 for MCS/HCI was a great success! We thank all the contributors and guests for participating.
Insights for minister of state Dorothee Bär
A Center for Artificial Intelligence in Data Science (CAIDAS) is being established at the University of Würzburg. Minister of State Dorothee Bär has informed herself about its research.
Human-Computer, Games & Informatics Expo
Save-the-date: The Human-Computer, Games and Informatics Expo will take place on 24th of July 2020.
Vacation in VR
Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik (HCI) speaks in the program alles wissen about the feeling of presence that virtual reality can trigger in us. The focus is on the projects Virtual Times and Interactive Opera.
ViLeArn @ Digitaltag Bayern 2020
The project ViLeArn was presented at the Digital Day Bavaria 2020. As part of the XR-Hub slot, the current prototype of project ViLeArn was streamed via Zoom.
Human Technology - Technologized Human
Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik (HCI) speaks at the Philosophicum of the Universitätsklinikum Würzburg on the topic Human Technology - Technologized Human.
Bernd Sibler visited HCI
Science Minister Bernd Sibler visits the Center for Artificial Intelligence Data Science - CAIDAS Würzburg
University of Würzburg as a hub for AI research
TV Mainfranken reports on the University of Würzburg as a hub for AI research.
XR podcast episode 7 - New Realities
The potential of virtual and augmented reality in schools is great, and this has been scientifically proven. But how do you get teachers to actually use XR? Sebastian Oberdörfer talks about it in the 7th episode of the XR podcast.
ViTraS project @ BMBF Projectgallery
The ViTraS project has been selected to be presented in the BMBF Projectgallery. This year's gallery shows future-oriented projects in the field of HCI lunched in 2019.
VR during corona times
'Let's go virtual: meet, learn, collaborate in the digital world' the 1. Virtuelle Talkshow of the XR HUB Bavaria, the 1E9 Denkfabrik and the LMU Munic
Winter EXPO 2020
The Winter EXPO 2020 for MCS/HCI was a great success! We thank all the contributors and guests for participating.
Human-Computer Exhibition
Save-the-date: The Human-Computer Exhibition will take place on 7th of February 2020.
Airbus @ the Faculty of Human-Computer Interaction
On Friday representatives of Airbus visited the Faculty of Human-Computer Interaction.
XR in education and training
Virtual reality, extended reality, human-computer interaction in education and training - these are the topics of Prof. Marc Latoschik's lecture on 24.01.2020 at 13:00 in the Aquarium of FOS/BOS Kitzingen.
ViTraS project @ BR
In two reports of public television (BR Fernsehen) and radio (Bayern 2) Prof. Latoschik and Prof. Wienrich present the current laboratory setup and the project outline of the ViTraS project for virtual reality based support of obesity therapy.
HCI Group @ VRST 2019 in Sydney
Daniel Roth and Maximilian Landeck presented their work at the VRST 2019 in Sydney.
Philosophy meets Human-Computer Interaction
In October 2019 Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik (HCI) and Dr. Diego D'Angelo (Philosophy) presented their findings on perception and reality in two short lectures in the Toscanasaal of Würzburg's Residence. A panel discussion with many good questions from the audience rounded off the event!
Media Days in Munich
From 23.10.-25.19.2019 the HCI Chair again presented its projects on the Media Campus. The Media Campus is part of the Media Days in Munich. There the projects ILAST, Breaking Bad Behaviors and GEtiT were presented by a team of the University of Würzburg.
Best Paper Runner-Up at ICMI‘19
This year's joint contribution of the HCI chair and the Psychological Ergonomics chair 'Paint that object yellow: Multimodal Interaction to Enhance Creativity During Design Tasks in VR' was awarded as Best Paper Runner-Up. Congratulations to Erik, Sara, Chris, Jean-Luc, and Marc!
Prof. Lugrin @ Frankenschau
Prof. B. Lugrin in a BR article on the future of nursing: Can a robot replace a nurse?
Prof. Latoschik @ Frankenschau
The public TV channel (BR Fernsehen) reports in their regional program (Frankenschau) on the strategy 'BAYERN DIGITAL' by means of which six billion euros will flow until 2022. Prof. Latoschik represents two of the beneficiaries of the Bavarian strategy: Würzburg's artificial intelligence (AI) and extended reality (XR) research.
Multimodal Interaction Course Results of SS 2019
The semester comes to an end and we are happy to present the results of the Multimodal Interaction course.
XR Hub Unterfranken
The Bavarian Ministry of Digital Affairs is creating a competence centers for key technologies in the field of eXtended Reality, called 'XR Hubs', that will network small and medium-sized companies in Bavaria and support them in technology transfer. In addition to a central hub in Munich, 500,000 € per year are invested in regional hubs. The XR Hub Lower Franconia will cooperate with the HCI chair Würzburg.
3D User Interfaces Results of SS 2019
The summer semester comes to an end and we are happy to present some great results of the 3DUI module.
BR Fernsehen @ ECML
The public television program of the Bavarian region (BR Fernsehen) reports about current research of the chairs HCI & Data Science, about the European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML), and about the upcoming AI center CAIRA.
ECML 2019
The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD) with its ~850 participants has come to an end. We thank all participants, organizers, and helpers who made this amazing event possible.
ECML/PKDD Summer School (EPSS'19)
The EPSS'19 on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Geo-Spatial Data/Volunteered Geographic Information, Quality of Experience & Human-Computer Interaction is over! We thank all participants, organizers, and helpers who made it such a great event.
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'.
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