The Emerging Technologies Group provides consultation and development toward projects around the use of Extended Reality technologies with a team of experts experienced in developing projects for a wide variety of platforms and use-cases.
The XR Clinic initiative ties directly to the long-term goal from the office of the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to support academic innovation, and to the College of Engineering’s mission to introduce new pedagogical methods & advanced tools for the delivery of preeminent engineering education.
The Visualization Studio, located inside the Duderstadt Center on U of M's North Campus, provides campus-wide access to extended reality development workstations and equipment, and the space to engage with them.
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The Visualization Studio is looking to hire talented students for Fall 2022. Now accepting applications until October.
The Visualization Studio provides campus-wide access to augmented and virtual reality development, with the space to use it.
Location: Duderstadt Center Rm 1401
Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
After 5pm, MCard required
Sat: MCard Required
Sun: MCard required
An immersive audio-visual environment that offers 3D stereoscopic projection. Engage in both a virtual and physical space and move freely.
Location: Duderstadt Center Rm 1405C
Available by request
The Rift S features outward facing cameras for tracking, improved optics, adjustable ergonomic headband, and touch controllers. These are available for use at any Visualization Studio workstation.
The Vive Pro Wireless operates with a battery pack and ceiling mounted trackers that allow for un-tethered VR exploration. Available for use within the Visualization Studio.
Hololens 1 and Hololens 2 are glasses capable of accentuating the real world with digital content, running the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Available by request for testing or development.
Whether you are interested in photographing objects for Photogrammetry with a high end DSLR camera or doing 360 photos and video recording, we have a variety of cameras to fit your needs.
We offer Apple iPods and iPads for checkout that are suitable for application or augmented reality development.
We offer reservation for our Vicon Motion Capture system, as well as checkout for lower end full-body mocap suits like the Perception Neuron and hand trackers like the LEAP Motion.
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Our dedicated photogrammetry space allows users to take existing objects, people or places and reproduce them as entirely digital 3D replicas. These models can then be 3D printed, put on the web, or brought into a game engine.
We offer the only fully equipped motion capture studio in the state of Michigan – outfitted with 8 Vicon cameras, we offer our users the same technology used by major Hollywood movies to capture realistic actor or object motion and translate that data onto CGI characters.
The Duderstadt Center has an in-house render farm consisting of 10 machines to expedite your rendering efforts, be they large format renders intended for print, or frame-by-frame renders for animation.
The Emerging Technologies Group at the Duderstadt Center has worked with almost every school on campus— we are here to help you!