The Immersive Learning Facility in UQ’s Advanced Engineering Building can accurately simulate multiple engineering scenarios, including high-risk scenarios such as a slope failure in an open-cut mine or a roof collapse in an underground mine.
The system uses a combination of an interactive curved screen and an HTC Vive head-mounted display, and immersion is enhanced through the use of headphones and hand-held motion controllers.
environments from a first-person perspective.
This technology extends far beyond these few scenarios. If it exists in reality, it can be modelled in virtual reality.
Think of the possibilities in complex systems visualisation, virtual tourism, 3D art, 3D movies - which would allow you to look around the scene and change your view point.
These are just a few examples that provide a small glimpse into the future applications of this technology.
For more information, visit the UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering website.