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Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training

Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training
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A new virtual simulator of a Chinook helicopter, developed by a team of technology experts at Birmingham, will soon be helping to improve training for UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) personnel.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

HIT Team showcase Virtual Reality to the Caves Trust

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Professor Bob Stone and members of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team staged a unique STEM event in Devon on Monday 30 July 2018.

Birmingham Professor presents Cubs with world's first Cubs badges for Virtual Reality achievement

Birmingham Professor presents Cubs with world's first Cubs badges for Virtual Reality achievement
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Birmingham Professor Bob Stone presented members of the Bengal Cubs of the 1st Shirley Scout Group with the world's first Cubs badge for achievement in Virtual Reality, at a special presentation ceremony held at the Cub's Headquarters in Solihull.

HIT Team stages a successful trial of its latest Mixed Reality technology with RAF Medics

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The School of Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team, under the direction of Professor Bob Stone, recently concluded a successful interim usability trial with its Mixed Reality Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) training concept.

Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'

Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'
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The legend of the 'hidden village', claimed to be finally emerging from the depths of Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor due to this year's hot summer temperatures, has been shown to be a myth, courtesy of a Virtual Reality model of the lake bed, developed by University of Birmingham specialists.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team featured in Telegraph article on transforming healthcare

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The work of Virtual Reality (VR) expert, Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) at the University of Birmingham, has appeared in a "transforming healthcare" feature piece published by The Telegraph, to coincide with the NHS's 70th anniversary.

Professor Robert Stone discusses the future of Virtual Reality and its relationship with Artificial Intelligence on Jisc podcast

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Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, has discussed the future impact of Virtual Reality (VR) and its relationship with Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the latest episode of the Jisc tech podcast.

Virtual Reality and the future of learning

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Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, has been interviewed for The Future of Learning podcast, discussing the contribution Virtual Reality can make to learning and development.

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading
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CORTEX, a world-leading collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the University of Birmingham Cambridge-based Myrtle AI, to create the world's first self-driving car capable of performing off-road, has been featured in Wired, the monthly technology and culture magazine.

Birmingham Virtual Reality pioneers highlighted as an example of successful university-business collaboration

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The National Centre of Universities and Business (NCUB) has featured the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) as an example of successful collaboration between higher education and business.

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality
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World leading radar and sensing experts from the University of Birmingham have been selected to help Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) deliver a £3.7m project to make all-terrain, all-weather self-driving Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) a reality.

A New Human Interface Concept for Subsea Unmanned Operations

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The University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team has recently demonstrated an advanced human-system interface concept to support future operations employing unmanned vehicles (UxVs), funded through the Defence and Security Accelerator as part of a Ministry of Defence project led by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK).

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement
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On 25 April, Birmingham Professor Bob Stone presented a group of Brownies and Guides in Devon with the world's first Girlguiding badge for achievement in Virtual Reality, at a special presentation ceremony held at the headquarters of the Saltash District Brownies and Guides in Cornwall.

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, recently won a LiveWire Global Award for his team's contribution to medical creativity, vision and ethical practice.

New scholarship released for Malaysian postgraduate engineering students

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After a generous donation from a University of Birmingham alumni we are delighted to announce the T.E.H. Scholarship, a new postgraduate award for 2018 entry.

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) has teamed up with Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team from University of Birmingham to install and trial their "Virtual Reality Wembury" project within Torbay Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), to improve patient rehabilitation. This is the first time the device has been used for intensive care rehabilitation in the South West.

PhD students celebrate Chinese New Year at 10 Downing Street

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On Wednesday 21 February 2018, five PhD students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research (BCRRE) spent the evening celebrating Chinese New Year with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street.

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team at the University of Birmingham, has recently been interviewed by New Electronics magazine.

School children have fun and learn new skills at First Lego competition

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The Birmingham Regional Tournament of the FIRST LEGO League took place at the University of Birmingham on Friday 15 December 2017.It gave local school children the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills.
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