Virtual Reality and Its Application in Scientific Research

Virtual Reality and Its Application in Scientific Research
Li Li, NYU Shanghai
Date & Time
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 16:45 to 17:45
Room 210, NYU Shanghai | 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai


In this talk, I will first discuss the concept of virtual reality (VR), its history, application, and future. I will then discuss consumer virtual reality systems that enable researchers to conduct scientific experiments with naturally moving observers. Such systems usually include a large field-of-view, high resolution head mounted display together with a room-scale tracking system. Scientific research requires the position and orientation tracking of VR systems to have sufficient accuracy and precision. I will last present a study in which we used the leading-edge VR technique to systematically vary visual information in an immersive virtual environment. This allowed us to examine what visual strategies that people use to control their goal-oriented locomotion in the world. The findings can help to resolve the existing theoretical debate and be applicable to the design of effective navigational interfaces, biomimetic robots, and unmanned vehicles.

NYU Shanghai STEM seminar series is a weekly seminar series on every Wednesday, starting from 12th October 2016. 
Please see below tentative schedule of STEM seminar series in 2017 Spring Semester.

Location & Details

To our visitors

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  • Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
  • Taxi card
  • Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B
  • Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987