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Hundreds of children and young people have experienced the world through the prism of virtual reality and augmented at the CeL and CM stand at European Researchers' Night. The event is part of the Marie Curie series of actions and aims to show the general public what it means to be a researcher and how interesting research work can be.
Young people and children, fascinated by VR glasses
They explored spaceships, rainforests and ruins of ancient palaces with VR (virtual reality) glasses and created their own 3D imaginary world with AR (augmented reality) applications. Hundreds of children and young people gathered at the stand of the ID / IFR and e-Learning Center and the Multimedia Center within the Polytechnic University of Timișoara at the European Researchers' Night, where, assisted by the team of CeL and CM researchers, they played with the latest innovations. in the field of augmented and virtual reality applications and games. In addition, to those interested in a career in AR / VR, the guides of the CeL-CM stand explained to them what is the "science" behind these mobile applications and what are the steps to develop them, starting right from your computer or laptop. the home.
Research in AR / VR, integrated in education
The ID / IFR and e-Learning Center together with the Multimedia Center, through their teachers and researchers, have been involved for several years in AR / VR research, online courses, virtual mobility, digital applications dedicated to culture and heritage. Participation in European projects, partnerships with other universities and ICT companies in Timisoara have led to a good mastery of the field, materialized in a series of scientific articles published in international conferences and journals.
Scientific activities for "curious minds"
European Researchers' Night is part of the Marie Curie series of events and aims to show the general public what it means to be a researcher and how interesting research work can be. The first European Researchers' Night event was held in 2005 and has so far attracted over 1.5 million visitors. The event gives scientists a chance to get in touch with the public, and give visitors the opportunity to discover the world of science and the people behind the experiments. The 2016 edition attracted over 35,000 visitors to Romania. The project is aimed at curious minds and young people who want to start a career in research, offering a wide variety of scientific and educational activities.