Exciting News! I am thrilled to share that our groundbreaking research project, "Beyond the Classroom: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Haptics for Enhanced Surgical Training and Education" (ImmersiveSurgicalEdu), has been funded. Our goal is to combine the capabilities of virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR) technologies with low-cost wearable haptic devices to create a hapto-audio-visual hands-on laboratory environment. Under the Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Educatio
Our work has been selected by the editors as the cover of the forthcoming issue of the Robotics journal. Cover Story (view full-size image): With the introduction of the metaverse, the virtual digital world is going to take a conceptual leap forward. As technology progresses, bringing us new immersive worlds, we must adapt how we educate students and equip teachers to face these new challenges. In this perspective, hands-on laboratory work and practical experience are currently under-
A new paper has been published in the journal of Robotics. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blazauskas, Gionata Salvietti, Isabel Ramos, Silviu Vert, Jaziar Radianti, Tim A Majchrzak and Daniel Oliveira. A Perspective Review on Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education for Multi-Sensory Learning. Robotics 11(2), 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX This research was funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Program under Grant 2020-1-NO01-KA
PROTV News, a popular Romanian TV channel showcased our research project titled European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems (EMERALD). This is a cooperation project that includes the following partners: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca), Romania Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania University of Agder (UiA), Norway Bizzcom s.r.o., Slovakia Poznań University of Technology, Poland The entire team is very grateful
I am very glad to announce that our research project titled "European network for 3D printing of biomimetic mechatronic systems" (EMERALD) has received funding under the EEA Grants and Norway Grants. This is a cooperation project that includes the following partners: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca), Romania Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania University of Agder (UiA), Norway Bizzcom s.r.o., Slovakia Poznań University of Technology,
Today, we had the opportunity to present the latest results of AugmentedWearEdu at the Digital Skills for Education & Culture Workshop. Thank you to all the team! The main objective of AugmentedWearEdu is to introduce a novel framework for e-Learning consisting of including haptic experiences to enable digital access to laboratories in higher education. This will be achieved by combining both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tools with a novel generation of wearable haptic de
Our PhD Fellow, Saishashank Balaji, delivered his talk at the PhD Forum, University of Agder (UiA), Norway. It is very engaging and motivating to see the progress about engineering touch. Looking forward to the next steps and to collaborate with all our partners.
We have a brand new haptic device at the Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM), University of Agder (UiA), Norway. The WEART TouchDIVER device has just arrived. We would like to especially thank Guido Gioioso and Francesco Abbo for the support. We would also like to thank Domenico Prattichizzo for the inspiring collaboration. WEART connects digital and physical worlds by adding the one sense that is missing: TOUCH. Live a truly immersive VR experience and touch digital objects as you would
Glad to see that the research work of my team is very much in line with Meta‘s push on haptics. Haptics is finally getting the attention it deserves. Our team recently presented the following work: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blažauskas, Gionata Salvietti, Isabel Ramos, Silviu Vert, Jaziar Radianti, and Tim A. Majchrzak. Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education. In Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2021), Grimstad,
I am very glad to announce that our work titled "A Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile e-Learning Framework" has won the "Best Paper Award" at the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP'21). The awarded poster is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blažauskas, Martynas Girdžiūna, Airidas Janonis, Eligijus Kiudys and Gionata Salvietti. A Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile e-Learning Framework. In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Tech
A new paper has been accepted for publication in the Proc. of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), Silicon Valley, San Jose, United States, March 9-12, 2020. The selected article is: Filippo Sanfilippo and Claudio Pacchierotti. A Low-Cost Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile Framework for Remote Touch. In Proc. of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), Silicon Valley, San Jose, United States. 2020
I am very glad to announce that our work titled "Fully-Immersive Hapto-Audio-Visual Framework for Remote Touch" has been awarded as the "Best Student Poster" at the Proceeding of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT’15), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1-3, 2015.