ICAT Projects

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Moss Arts Center Projection Mapping Project

The Moss Arts Center Projection Mapping Project took place in the interior stariwell inside the Moss Arts Center. The team utilized the unique upside down staricase geometry above the stairwell to project onto the surface. A 10-15 minute looped light show was shown on the ceiling surface and was accompanied by a soundtrack played simultaneously.

Architecture & Urban Studies Architecture, Design, Music, Performing Arts 12/1/15
smART Field

The research efforts associated with smART field focus on developing a solution that integrates luminous materials into an all weather and ADA compliant solution to paths on the Drillfield in order to enhance the integrity of the Drillfield as a “green room” at the center of the Virginia Tech campus.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Architecture, Engineering, Design, Education 1/1/16
Extending Creativity Through a Multidisciplinary Choreographic Digital Project

During spring semester in Billie Lepczyk’s choreography course, students were introduced to an experimental choreographic project that blends dance, images, text, sound/music, and clips through the tool of technology. 

Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Science business, Design, Education, Human Science 1/4/16
Boosting University Infrastructure for Learning + Discovery (BUILD)

The BUILD project has grown from an aspiration that human-centered smart environments won’t simply connect us, but will make us smarter, and perhaps more human.

Engineering, Natural Resources & Environment computer science, Social Sciences, Education, Engineering 4/1/16
Measuring the Engineers’ Brain: Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Better Understand the Formation of Engineering Design and Problem Solving Skills Participants:

Through the use of cognitive neuroscience methods, theories are being developed for engineering design cognition and ill-structured problem solving. 

Behavioral Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering 4/1/16
Application Specific Protective Body Panels for the ESCHER Humanoid Robot

Humanoid robots are currently being developed for haz- ard response in industrial facilities for the DARPA Robotic Challenge (DRC) and as a watch/inspector/first responder onboard U.S. Navy ships.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Robotics, Visual Arts, Creative Technologies, 3D printing 4/14/16
An Educational Tool to Explore the Dynamics of Subatomic Physics Interactions

The goal of this project is to develop a new immersive educational tool for experimental subatomic physics using a virtual reality (visual + sound) world in the ICAT Cube. 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Science 7/1/16
Stepping into the Past Through Visualization: Exploring America’s Forgotten War

This project aims to create a learning environment that is a hands-on, mixed-reality exhibit of the human experience in the contested landscape of World War I.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Education, Social Sciences, Human Science, Humanities 7/1/16

Cube Fest: Massively Multichannel Music, a three-day spatial music festival produced in partnership with ICAT and the Moss Arts Center.

Audio Technology, Visualization, Spatial Music, Performance Art 8/5/16
Fog Harp

Fog Harp aims to develop a full scale model to test a promising, potentially revolutionary fog collecting technology. 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering Architecture, Design, Engineering 8/22/16