College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training

Navigating realistic weather conditions during the pilot training process could became easier because of an Iowa State University research project involving augmented reality (AR). Michael Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Eliot Winer, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), are leading the Iowa State …Continue reading “Research project simulates weather conditions for pilots in training”

Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Researchers explore stress levels of people interacting in traffic systems through use of augmented reality techniques When you drive through an accident scene, do you feel nervous? Perhaps stressed by the cars swerving in and out, slowing to a crawl and then speeding up. And does your stress affect the traffic situation around you? Researchers …Continue reading “Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel”

Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality

Multi-disciplinary team aims to bring new tech tools to the classroom in effort to prepare students for real-world challenges (From left to right): Faculty members Aliye Karabulut, Chuck Jahren and An Chen “Students are motivated when things make sense and are relevant,” says Chuck Jahren, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Construction Engineering Professor-in-Charge. Jahren has been …Continue reading “Iowa State engineering researchers transform teaching of structural analysis through mobile augmented reality”

CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum

Three faculty members awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship from Iowa State University for augmented reality research Starting in Fall 2017, some students could find themselves using iPads and apps in traditional engineering courses. Three professors from Iowa State’s College of Engineering are teaming up to bring augmented reality into civil engineering courses. Drs. Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, An …Continue reading “CCEE-ME professors pursue use of augmented reality in structural engineering curriculum”

CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship

Three College of Engineering researchers have been granted funding to study the use of augmented reality applications when teaching structural analysis. An Chen (assistant professor in civil, construction, and environmental engineering [CCEE]) Rafael Radkowski (assistant professor in mechanical engineering) and Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu (lecturer in CCEE) were awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal entitled “Exploring the potential of augmented reality …Continue reading “CoE researchers awarded Miller Faculty Fellowship”

AR not just for Pokemon Go!

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued seven national applied research, development, and demonstration awards. These projects address several digital manufacturing and design topics, including augmented reality for use on manufacturing shop floors and on wearable and mobile devices.

Chloe McPherson: National publications chairperson

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chloe McPherson has made great strides as an Iowa State University student and as the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) national publications chairperson.

Bringing virtual reality into the real world

A German mechanical engineer is using his background in computer vision and object tracking to design software programs that may one day materialize lifelike 3-D models. Is the table in front of you a real or digital copy? Right now, you might be looking at a four-legged, rectangular figure made of wood and metal. You …Continue reading “Bringing virtual reality into the real world”

Academia meets industry at Center for e-Design

Augmented reality, driving simulators and black swans are among the topics in the latest newsletter from the Center for e-Design. The Augmented Reality Customer Collaborator (ARCC) team is working to create a prototype for camera-enabled tablets that will take images of components in need of support. In collaboration with Boeing, the Iowa State ARCC research team includes researchers Eliot …Continue reading “Academia meets industry at Center for e-Design”

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