Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The highest resolution holo deck so far

Muthukkumar Kadavasal, an Iowa State doctoral student in human computer interaction, demonstrates how improvements to Iowa State's C6 provide virtual reality at the world's highest resolution. (Credit: Kevin Teske)And there are tours available to the public. Too bad it's in Iowa.

Iowa State University's Virtual Reality Applications Center has a virtual reality cube called C6. They recently poured another $5 million into upgrades, to make the resolution twice that of any other virtual reality room in the world. All 6 sides have images and sound. No smells yet though.

"The public is invited to tour C6 -- Iowa State's 10-foot by 10-foot virtual reality cube that immerses users in computer-generated 3-D images and eight channels of audio -- from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Howe Hall on the Iowa State campus. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (515) 294-3092. The tours will be part of the Emerging Technologies Conference 07."

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