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.
On April 1, 2004 IMTC helped the Georgia Tech College of Computing in presenting a Virtual Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building. IMTC produced video of two students in a dialog about the promise of the new Advanced Computing building. At the end of the dialog, a detailed virtual model of the building appears as the camera pans the construction area where the building will be located.
This interactive game was designed for use on a kiosk that resides in Zoo Atlanta’s Ford African Rain Forest exhibit, as well as for an Animal Explorers website developed by Georgia Public Broadcasting in conjunction with Zoo Atlanta. The Mating Game was developed to teach visitors and users how gorillas are chosen for mating. Species Survival Plan Coordinators, or Captive Breeding Managers, consider a number of factors when choosing gorillas for breeding.
IMTC and the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech developed the i-irasshai project to teach American students about Japanese culture.
Reality Check, a show aired on CBS, approached IMTC with the desire to add a virtual baseball bat swing into one of their shows. IMTC used the PEAK Performance Motion Capture System (with four cameras) to collect data on the bat swing of a child appearing on the show. The data was then applied to a computer model of a boy, with texture mapped children's clothing. A virtual camera path was chosen to match up with the camera view used on the show, and the resulting animation dumped to tape.
In the heart of downtown Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola is a popular destination for tourists and residents. As one stands in the waiting line, the irony of wishing you had something to drink while waiting has finally been remedied. With the help of IMTC, Coca-Cola Plaza now offers a unique vending experience for visitors. The ice-cube like pavilion contains several 3D interactive multimedia soft drink vending machines. When customers deposit change, it appears that their coins have become animated and fly across the screen. These coins "crack" the ice, exposing trapped soda cans.
IMTC, in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), has developed an advanced traffic control center simulator for the US Department of Transportation. The system simulates the view of roadways as they might be seen from a camera overlooking a freeway. A user can horizontally pan up to 360 degrees as well as tilt vertically and zoom.