Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR I)


WS 2020





ECTS 6 (V3Ü1)


Moodle course room
Introductory Video for all electives for master computer science in winter term 2020/2021


Note: This page is for a course from a previous semester.
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Course Dates:




Lecture Tue, 16:30-18:00, starting November 3rd Zoom
Lecture Thu, 12:30-14:00, starting October 29th Zoom
Exercise Replacing lectures in a bi-weekly manner Zoom
Written Exam Wed, 2021-02-24; 09:00am - 10:30am presence exam cancelled due to Corona-regulations
Online Exam Tue, 2021-03-30, 12:00am - 01:30pm Zoom-supervised exam via Dynexite
Repeated Exam Wed, 2021-05-05, 10:00am - 11:30am Zoom-supervised exam via Dynexite

The goal of the lecture is to teach basic methods for the simulation of and interaction with virtual environments and to introduce VR applications in the technical, scientific, and industrial field. The lecture includes practical demonstrations in our VR laboratory and covers the following topics: - Definition and history of VR - Physiological aspects of 3-D vision - Basics and, in particular, VR-relevant topics of 3-D computer graphics - Stereoscopic egocentric projections - Technology and hardware for graphics, immersive Displays (HMDs, CAVEs), and interaction - 3D user Interfaces - Navigation in virtual environments - Collision detection - Basics of Audio and Haptics in VR - VR applications in industry and research (product development, robotics, computational fluid dynamics, medicine)

Please be aware that this course is not only designed for students of computer science but also for students of other study programs. As such, the course has to be self-contained and consequently contains a few lessons about the basics of computer graphics.

All downloadable material can be found in the moodle course room. Register via campus or send an email stating your name and matriculation number to office@vr.rwth-aachen.de.

Changes due to Corona

Due to corona we will use an online concept for the lecture as well as the exercises via Zoom!

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