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DyViTo: Dynamics in Vision and Touch - the look and feel of stuff

Objective

Real world tasks as diverse as drinking tea or operating machines require us to integrate information across time and the senses rapidly and flexibly. Understanding how the human brain performs dynamic, multisensory integration is a key challenge with important applications in creating digital and virtual environments. Communication, entertainment and commerce are increasingly reliant on ever more realistic and inmmersive virtual worlds that we can modify and manipulate. Here we bring together multiple perspectives (psychology, computer science, physics, cognitive science and neuroscience) to address the central challenge of the perception of material and appearance in dynamic environments. Our goal is to produce a step change in the industrial challenge of creating virtual objects that look, feel, move and change like ‘the real thing’. We will accomplish this through an integrated training programme that will produce a cohort of young researchers who are able to fluidly translate between the fundamental neuro-cognitive mechanisms of object and material perception and diverse applications in virtual reality. The training environment will provide 11 ESRs with cutting-edge, multidisciplinary projects, under the supervision of experts in visual and haptic perception, neuroimaging, modelling, material rendering and lighting design. This will provide perceptually-driven advances in graphical rendering and lighting technology for dynamic interaction with complex materials (WP1-3). Central to the fulfillment of the network is the involvement of secondments to industrial and public outreach partners. Thus, we aim to produce a new generation of researchers who advance our understanding of the ‘look and feel’ of real and virtual objects in a seamlessly multidisciplinary way. Their experience of translating back and forth between sectors and countries will provide Europe with key innovators in the developing field of visual-haptic technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 235 557,36
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

THE BOARD TRUSTEES OF THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2DD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LEDMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Address
Calle Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1 Planta 2
08930 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Schlenk Metallic Pigments GmbH
Germany
Address
Barnsdorfer Hauptstraße 5
91154 Roth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
United Kingdom
Address
The National Gallery
WC2N 5DN London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ARUP BV
Netherlands
Address
Naritaweg 118
1043 CA Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLEGORITHMIC
France
Address
3 Avenue Julien
63000 Clermont-ferrrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)