Endodrome and Virtual Reality

The VR/AR Lab's work was recently introduced to a broader audience by Jean Botev, who was invited to have a conversation with renowned artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster on March 17, 2023, at Casino Luxembourg, discussing her VR artwork Endodrome and the general potential of virtual reality for artistic expression and experience.

Frozen Atlantis

The VR/AR Lab projects and mediated reality approaches were presented by Jean Botev at the Frozen Atlantis Workshop at the end of January 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Frozen Atlantis is an academic project that focuses on storytelling and novel formats, interfaces, and experiences to explore different narratives. Photo courtesy of Kaja Wilhelm, digital art by Tobias Wüstefeld.

Science Slam

Sahar Niknam presented her research and our EU-funded H2020 FET Open project ChronoPilot at this year's Science Slam at Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg City on September 30, 2022. The event nearly sold out with close to 200 visitors, and featured an awesome set of presentations and overall programme.

Minett Stories Rallye

Our next digital treasure hunt, the Minett Stories Rallye, will go live at the end of February. It was developed in collaboration with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) to promote the Esch2022 exhibition “Remixing Industrial Pasts – Constructing the Identity of the Minett” (February 27, 2022 - May 15, 2022) at the Massenoire in Esch Belval. The game allows discovering on site various places related to the history of the area's industrial past.

Légionnaires Rallye

Our mobile game engaging players in a digital treasure hunt around Luxembourg City will go live on June 30, 2021. The Légionnaires Rallye was developed in collaboration with the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), to promote the Légionnaires exhibition (June 30, 2021 - February 28, 2022) at the Musée Dräi Eechelen. The game extends the exhibition outside the museum walls, allowing players to learn about the history of the Luxembourgish légionnaires while solving riddles and walking around the city.

Best Demo/Poster Award

Our demonstration "Forest SaVR – A Virtual-Reality Application to Raise Awareness of Deforestation" received the best demo/poster award at the 2020 GI VR/AR Workshop in Trier, Germany. The 17th edition of the main event of the VR/AR special interest group of the German Informatics Society was held virtually/online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BSP Project Award

Iris Kremer received the BiCS best project award for her first-year project, where she developed a web-based editor for georeferenced data. In her follow-up project ObDrop, she created a mobile AR application that enables users to place and interact with digital objects, which are shared with and visible to other users nearby.

Researchers' Days

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel visited our "My Life as a Robot" stand showcasing a VR-based remote robotic telepresence solution at the FNR Researchers’ Days 2018 in Esch/Belval, Luxembourg’s research and innovation hub. The sixth edition of this national science and research fair attracted more than 6,500 attendees over the course of two days. The strong presence at our stand throughout the event bid our capacities to strength with around 50-60 full system demonstrations per day to diverse visitor and age groups.

Best Paper Award

Our paper "CollaTrEx - Collaborative Context-Aware Training and Exploration" received the best paper award at the 2016 EAI International Conference for Design, Learning and Innovation in Esbjerg, Denmark. The conference is a prime venue for novel, trans-disciplinary approaches to interactive digital experiences, including virtual and augmented reality.