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RIVR @ VENLab Field Trip – Limited Access and Demonstration

October 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR) in partnership with Brown University is excited to offer a backstage tour of the Virtual Environment Navigation Laboratory (VENLab).

In the VENLab, Professor William Warren and his students study visual control of locomotion and navigation. Do you understand how you walk down a crowded street or navigate through through the forest on a hike? Using virtual reality techniques, his research team investigates problems such as the visual control of steering, obstacle avoidance, wayfinding, pedestrian interactions, and the collective behavior of crowds. In VENLab experiments, his group manipulates what participants see as they walk through a virtual landscape, and measures and simulates their behavior using computational models.

The VENLab was founded by a National Science Foundation’s Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS) Award, and is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Eye Institute (NIH). William Warren is Chancellor’s Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences. Warren is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship, an NIH Research Career Development Award, and Brown’s Elizabeth Leduc Teaching Award for Excellence in the Life Sciences.

This event is free, but because of the limited number of seats, does require registration.
We look forward to seeing you at this very special opportunity.

Special VENLab Tour and Demo at Brown University
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 11:30 – 13:00 (possibly grabbing quick lunch thereafter)
(we are gathering at 11:15)
Address: Virtual Environment Navigation Laboratory (VENLab) at Brown University
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences
190 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02912

The tour is open and free to anyone in the RIVR community.

With warm regards,

RIVR Steering Committee

RIVR’s mission is to nurture the development of a Virtual Reality ecosystem in Rhode Island.

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October 17, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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VENLab, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences
190 Thayer St
Providence, ri 02912 US
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