Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas in Second Life and OpenSim

Its Christmas time again, and it looks like Santa, Rudolph and the other reindeer have arrived again… on the Christmas Lane region in Second Life… The Christmas tree is also up outside the I-Room on Vue in Second Life… OpenSimulator … Continue reading

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Supercar on Flight Simulator X Steam Edition

Dovetail Games has licenced Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) to update and make it more widely available. A version was released by them on the Steam Platform on 18th December 2014. Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is available on … Continue reading

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Moon Rockets and Flying Saucers

The Moon Rockets and Flying Saucers have arrived at Space City on AiLand… thanks to the OpenSim creations of Ener Hax.

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Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo

From Gran Turismo Web Site: Vision Gran Turismo is a project in which the world’s leading automotive brands develop concept cars for Gran Turismo (GT6) on the PlayStation PS3. Conceived as a “Garage 56” Le Mans Experimental Prototype, the Chevrolet … Continue reading

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High Fidelity Alpha Tests – Introductory Videos

High Fidelity is currently in its alpha test stage. Although a number of public demonstrations have been shown and press articles have appeared, the main discussions between alpha testers and developers are taking place on a closed alpha test discussion … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

The Edinburgh Robotics Centre is a joint activity between the University of Edinburgh Schools of Informatics and Engineering and Heriot-Watt University’s Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department. My research interest is in Human and Robotic Agent Collaboration … Continue reading

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Online Learning in Informatics

The School of Informatics offers two types of online learning programme: postgraduate qualifications and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). We plan to offer a number of high-quality, credit-bearing postgraduate programmes that are delivered entirely online. We also offer a range … Continue reading

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Informatics Social Media Hub

Update in April 2015: The Informatics Social Media Hub is now available prominently on the School of Informatics Home Page: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/about/social-media-hub The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh uses a number of facilities to provide ways in which … Continue reading

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Leap Motion

Testing the Leap Motion… https://www.leapmotion.com/ … a device which can sense the motion of the wrists, hands and fingers to give input to programs. It uses beams of infrared light to sense the position of the hands and can even … Continue reading

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Digital Education Visit to Informatics Virtual Wonderland

The Digital Education team in the School of Education and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh have worked together over the last decade on a range of virtual worlds and immersive experience activities relevant to research, learning … Continue reading

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VRChat Experiment

Testing VRChat for Oculus Rift and 2D monitors… in virtual worlds style chat/voice rooms or interaction spaces… Usage instructions can be found currently at http://vrchat.net/instructions.php Select a username and avatar type from a predefined list, or select a “custom” avatar … Continue reading

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Spacecraft Simulators

A number of educators have provided some superb space simulation environments released on a free to use basis. Community support to these has provided many add-ons with richer textures, further destinations, improved spacecraft and educational tour support. Orbiter – Space … Continue reading

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IS Visit to Virtual Reality Facilities in Informatics

A visit to Informatics of those interested in virtual reality and virtual worlds for education in the University of Edinburgh Information Services (IS) took place on 1st December 2014. One of the visitors was Fiona Hale (nee Littleton) who helped … Continue reading

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