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High-Quality, Real-Time 3d Video Visualization In Head Mounted Displays, Tyler Ray Bell Jan 2014

High-Quality, Real-Time 3d Video Visualization In Head Mounted Displays, Tyler Ray Bell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The main goal of this thesis research was to develop the ability to visualize high- quality, three-dimensional (3D) data within a virtual reality head mounted display (HMD). High-quality, 3D data collection has become easier in past years due to the development of 3D scanning technologies such as structured light methods. Structured light scanning and modern 3D data compression techniques have improved to the point at which 3D data can be captured, processed, compressed, streamed across a network, decompressed, reconstructed, and visualized all in near real-time. Now the question becomes what can be done with this live 3D information?

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Considering Etiquette In The Design Of An Adaptive System, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia May Ververs, Santosh Mathan, Stephen Whitlow, Caroline C. Hayes Jan 2012

Considering Etiquette In The Design Of An Adaptive System, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia May Ververs, Santosh Mathan, Stephen Whitlow, Caroline C. Hayes

Michael C. Dorneich

In this article, the authors empirically assess the costs and benefits of designing an adaptive system to follow social conventions regarding the appropriateness of interruptions. Interruption management is one area within the larger topic of automation etiquette. The authors tested these concepts in an outdoor environment using the Communications Scheduler, a wearable adaptive system that classifies users' cognitive state via brain and heart sensors and adapts its interactions. Designed to help dismounted soldiers, it manages communications in much the same way as a good administrative assistant. Depending on a combination of message priority, user workload, and system state, it decides ...


The Development Of A Virtual Reality Based Cad System For Design Review , Thomas Anthony Erlemeier Jan 2006

The Development Of A Virtual Reality Based Cad System For Design Review , Thomas Anthony Erlemeier

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Virtual reality is currently utilized to view and evaluate product designs but is not used to alter designs. The design is typically completed on desktop workstations with CAD software and then evaluated within a virtual environment. Integrating VR and CAD could potentially improve designs by allowing several engineers and managers to critique and modify designs together, enabling concurrent engineering.;This thesis discusses the development of a virtual reality based CAD system for altering designs during a design review. A list of criteria was first created to assess the system's effectiveness in a design review which formed the basis for ...


Virtual Environment Uav Swarm Management Using Gpu Calculated Digital Pheromones , Bryan Walter Jan 2005

Virtual Environment Uav Swarm Management Using Gpu Calculated Digital Pheromones , Bryan Walter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Our future military force will be complex: a highly integrated mix of manned and unmanned units. These unmanned units could function individually or within a swarm. The readiness of future warfighters to work alongside and utilize these new forces depends on the creation of usable interfaces and training simulators. The difficulty is that current unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control interfaces require too much operator attention and common swarm control methods require expensive computational power. This dissertation discusses how to improve upon current user interfaces and how to improve the performance of a common swarm control method, the digital pheromone field ...


The Contextable: Building And Testing An Intelligent, Context-Aware Kitchen Table, Daniel Matthew Hoopes Mar 2004

The Contextable: Building And Testing An Intelligent, Context-Aware Kitchen Table, Daniel Matthew Hoopes

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis was to design and evaluate The ContexTable, a context-aware system built into a kitchen table. After establishing the current status of the field of context-aware systems and the hurdles and problems being faced, a functioning prototype system was designed and built. The prototype makes it possible to explore established, untested theory and novel solutions to problems faced in the field.