Dr Lyuba Alboul, Dr Martin Beer and Dr Louis Nisiotis (first author) won the Best Poster Award at the recent International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics in Lecce, Italy.
The poster, titled Virtual Museums as a New Type of Cyber-Physical Social System, reflects on an on-going research collaboration between C3RI, MERI and CARR (Centre of Automation and Robotics Research). The research focusses on developing a new type of Cyber-Physical Social Eco System that encompasses both physical and virtual environments capable of interacting dynamically and engendered by human behaviour.
The poster was accompanied by an interactive prototype demonstration which attracted a lot of interest from international experts in addition to a Springer Publisher prize. The prototype featured the RoboSHU Virtual Reality Museum, which includes information about the history of Robotics, the work of Sheffield Robotics and CARR. This prototype has been developed as a result of collaboration between CARR and the Department of Computing.