Faculty of Informatics logo HCILAB - Human-Computer Interactions Laboratory
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Funding: Grant Agency of Czech Republic, Project No. 201/98/K041
Starting Date: January 1, 1998
Duration: 6 years
Coordinator: J. Sochor , (originaly J.Zlatuska)
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Description The Human-Computer Interactions Laboratory at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno has been established to carry out broad research of human-computer interfaces, especially of its recently most popular aspect, Virtual Reality (VR) systems.

The research issues of this complex project conceptually decompose into three areas: its mathematical and algorithmic part, its system issues, and its application part.

Algorithmically, we need to develop (purchase where available) a suite of powerful mathematical routines and data structures for fast visualization, real-time collision detection (degree of separation, depth of penetration), position and orientation data filtering, interpolation and extrapolation of rotations, and for several auxiliary problems. On the system level, we need to tie together multiple computer processors, diverse and imperfect hardware peripheries, and several software modules - including those mentioned in the previous paragraph - with a human into one working system, no less complex than, for instance, a modern car. This system needs to be capable of performing art, manufacturing, engineering design, athletic training or other creative, entertaining, or useful activity better and easier then the human did alone before. This is the application part.

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Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk Univerity Brno
Faculty of Science, Masaryk Univerity Brno
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University Brno
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People J. Sochor (FI MU)
J. Zlatuska (FI MU)
L. Matyska (ICS MU)
J. Koca (Faculty of Science MU)
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Contact J. Sochor
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Laboratory of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
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