The Dolphin poject, in which IMTC researchers, Peter Presti and Jeremy Johnson, have been involved, was featured in an artical on NewScientist.com. (May, 2011)
On November 26, 2001, The Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT), Georgia Tech, and Shepherd Center received a $5 million, five-year federal grant to develop applications of wireless technologies to enhance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities."To promote universal access to mobile wireless technologies and explore their innovative applications in addressing the needs of people with disabilities."
In collaboration with Dr. Frank Durso in Georgia Tech's School of Psychology and human factors researchers at the FAA, Scott Robertson at IMTC has developed the NextGen air traffic control simulator which is used in human factors research and controller training. The NextGen simulator uses a 3D game engine (Unity3D) and a physics library (PhysX) to model simplified, but realistic airplane flight characteristics.
Lorenzo Ghiberti worked for twenty-seven years on his masterpiece, “The Gates of Paradise” a pair of bronze doors for the San Giovanni Baptistery in Florence, Italy. Now, after more than twenty-five years of work at Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure, the restoration of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise is nearing completion. The doors consist of ten panels (approximately 32" x 32") and numerous frieze elements bordering the panels. The panels, ordered from left to right and top to bottom, feature a sequence of scenes from the Old Testament are crafted in relief.
In collaboration with Highlands Historic Consulting (HHC) and the National Monuments Foundation (NMF), IMTC has developed an innovative, immersive interaction experience for the Millennium Gate Philanthropy Gallery (on the lower floor of the Millennium Gate). Rodney Cook, Jr of the National Monuments Foundation was looking for someone capable of devising and delivering this full-gallery experience.
Scott Robertson presented a paper entitled, Multiuser Collaborative Exploration of Immersive Photorealistic Virtual Environments in Public Spaces at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference (HCII 2009) in San Diego, July 19-24, 2009.
- July, 2007: The Gates of Paradise Interactive Kiosk was up and running at the Art Institute of Chicago. Museum staff followed detailed instructions provided by IMTC and customized the physical appearance to match their space.
IMTC was asked to build an electronic directory for the building in which IMTC is housed, Technology Square Research Building (TSRB). In response, IMTC developed a Flash-driven touchscreen kiosk application to pull data from a new database backend. An administrator interface developed using Ruby on Rails allows administrators of the organizations in the building to keep their data accurate - taking the pressure off the TSRB building staff to maintain this data.
IMTC, in collaboration with Blair MacIntyre’s Augmented Environments Lab and Jay Bolter from School of Literature Communication and Culture, presented a demonstration of an audio Augmented Reality tour guide built with DART (Director Augmented Reality Toolkit) at the Oakland Cemetery Sunday in the Park event (October 3, 2004 from noon-4:00 pm). The event is free and open to the public.