Refine search results

All    Any    Exact phrase

Search hint

All - search for events containing all entered keywords

Any - search for events containing any, some, or all of the entered keywords

Exact phrase - search for events where keywords appear exactly as entered





Within of post code (UK Only)

Login for more refinement options

Professor Robert Stone: Virtual and Augmented Reality: the Hype, the Facts, the Future …


Image of three blue heads in profile on grey background

Virtual Reality: It’s all A Game, or is It?

Date and Time

13 March 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Colyford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - SW:Devon&Cornwall local network. Contact garry@L-lectronics.co.uk for more information.

About this event

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony’s PlayStation VR, Samsung’s Gear VR it cannot have gone unnoticed over the past two to three years that there has been a frenzy of interest in Virtual Reality, touted by some as the future of entertainment and gaming.  More recently, Pokémon Go took the world by storm   But is that it?  Are VR and AR doomed to a future of entertainment-only applications?
 Do gamers even continue to use the technology once the “wow” factor has passed?  Is it really necessary to don head-mounted displays, interactive gloves and all manner of other wearable technologies to benefit from VR experiences?  And what about so-called cyber-sickness?


18:30 Refreshments

19:00 Lecture

Additional information

This presentation by Professor Stone Human Interface Technologies Team, School of Engineering,
 University of Birmingham, himself a 30-year “veteran” of the VR and AR community, will look back on the highs and lows of the worlds of VR and AR and will show how the technologies offer much, much more than just a futuristic form of gaming.  Based on the world-leading research of his own University team, Prof. Stone will illustrate a range of real-world applications of VR, AR and Mixed Reality, from defence to healthcare, and from heritage to education.

Registration information

Registration is highly recommended for room booking and catering.


Are you looking for more events?

You might also be interested in (search more events)

Image of lectern

Lecture - Tue 20 March 2018 at 18:00

Professor Reis will present a prize lecture on 20 March 2018 to talk about his research and how the prize funding will be used to further his research.