KY NSF EPSCoR Grant
April 2021 – June 2022
Development of a Mixed Reality Training for Robotic Manufacturing Project
As a cornerstone in the WKU XR Lab’s foundation, the KY NSF EPSCoR Grant for the Development of a Mixed Reality Training for Robotic Manufacturing Project was the first to exhibit the benefits and complexities of interdisciplinary research.
VR Golf Game
August 6th, 2021
The first interdisciplinary project
The first students in the XR Lab in 2021 were tasked with learning the fundamentals of virtual reality. This includes building VR spaces in Unity, hand tracking, and 3D modeling. To hone these skills, students developed a multi-level golf game implementing the work of both Computer Science and Art & Design.
To try our Mini-Golf Game, log in to your Facebook account and download it from the Oculus App Lab here.
July 9th, 2021
A Virtual Reality Replication of the XR Lab
As an exercise in further VR development, Computer Science Student Zachary Mers developed a spatially-accurate replication of the XR Lab. The headset display itself shows a low-poly version of the space built in Unity in which users can walk through the nearly accurate space.
VR Arcade Medley
July 6th, 2021
An arcade-style Bowling, Basketball, and Shooting Gallery Game
In order to hone their VR skills, post-baccalaureate student Chris DiMeo developed an arcade-style medley that includes a bowling, basketball, and shooting gallery game.
Interactive House Tour
July 6th, 2021
An Exploration of Interactive VR Elements
Sarah Terry, a senior with the WKU XR Lab, dives into virtual reality and explores a scene she created in Unity in June 2021. The scene features interactive elements, from the crackling sound of a fireplace to wearable hats to teleportation zones around the room.