Seventh International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC'05) (2005)
Sept. 25, 2005 to Sept. 29, 2005
Dorin-Mircea Popovici , Ovidius University of Constanta and Virtual Reality European Center
Ronan Querrec , Virtual Reality European Center
Fabrice Harrouet , Virtual Reality European Center
Christophe Le Gal , Virtual Reality European Center
Luca-Dan Şerbănaţi , Politehnica University of Bucharest
Serge Morvan , Virtual Reality European Center
The presented project, called VirtualDive, implements an educational, virtual-reality-based environment dedicated for children. The user "immersion" into the virtual underwater world permits him to interact with different fish species as well as to perturb the simulated environment conditions, such as temperature and pollution. Educational actions, as cleaning the environment or plant, are expected to emerge due to the participative immersive simulation. The virtual environment architecture is reactive-agent-based, while the user-environment and user-agent interactions are stimuli based. We have used VR-techniques in project implementation, VRML and C++ languages for modeling and AR?eVi API for rendering.
F. Harrouet, R. Querrec, S. Morvan, C. Le Gal, L. Şerbănaţi and D. Popovici, "VirtualDive — A VR-Based Educational Virtual Environment," Seventh International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC'05)(SYNASC), Timisoara, Romania, 2005, pp. 191-198.