Creating New Realities: Convergence of XR and Robotic Technologies

30 Sep 2020
Dr. Louis Nisiotis, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus, and Dr. Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University
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Time: 01:02:23
The recent advancements in technology and the exponential increase in the use of interconnected devices have drawn significant interest and influenced the development of complex computing systems. Working with the emerging digital technologies of Virtual (VR), Augmented (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Digital Twins, and Robots has never been more exciting than today. Especially when these technologies are fused together in innovative ways to allow the development of a new amalgamated reality and provide opportunities that may radically change the way we interact with real and artificial agents, our surroundings, and with each other.

This webinar presents a new type of Cyber-Physical-Social Eco-Society (CPSeS) system that implements the idea of ‘technological fusion’ by bringing together Mixed Realities, Robots and Social Networking to provide engaging and interactive new 'realities'. This CPSeS goes beyond current virtual environments experiences by encompassing both physical and virtual spaces using cutting edge robotics technology for actuating, sensing, processing and guiding purposes, immersive technologies for visualization, and integrating social inputs between users in the real and virtual worlds, creating a disruptive new paradigm that can contribute to the digital transformation of a wide range of domains.