Multi-sensory simulation in immersive virtual reality
The rapid development of immersive virtual reality systems over the past years and its deployment especially in industry raised great scientific issues related to data visualization, simulation. Especially, the human-centered aspects of virtual reality (immersion, presence, …) in virtual environments imposes interacting efficiently with virtual data, and thus constraints such as real time simulations and multi-sensory feedbacks, like tactile/haptic feedbacks, for enhanced immersive simulation. In this presentation, we will show how simulation can be enhanced in immersive virtual reality by integrating tactile/haptic feedback, through some examples of work conducted at Institut Image/ENSAM.
Jean-Rémy CHARDONNET is an associate professor at Arts et Métiers ParisTech and member of the Institut Image, Chalon-sur-Saône. He received his PhD in humanoid robotics from Montpellier II university, on the topics of interactive physical simulation of humanoid robots, considering friction and deformation. He also worked at INRIA Grenoble in the Evasion team (currently Imagine) on the development of a hands-on haptic peripheral device for virtual object manipulation that was patented. His current research topics include natural and intuitive interaction (navigation, manipulation) in virtual environments. He is an IEEE and AFRV member. He is the coordinator of the MSc program “Digital mock-up and 3D visualization” of Arts et Métiers ParisTech.