COSC 590/490: Selected Topics in COSC: Virtual Reality and its Applications


1. Educational Virtual Learning Environment/ Virtual Professor's Classroom

(Group members: Andrea Brooks, Melvin Squire, Lynardo Miles)

This presentation will discuss the layout format for the virtual classroom. Group members are tasked to create a classroom using 3D Max and VRML.

2. Virtual Bowie State University Library

(Group members: Harish Vadali, Divya Pasam, George Ferguson)

We will create a virtual model of Bowie State University Library to help users in navigating through the library. The path for the users to navigate will be done using A* algorithm. Shortest path to be evaluated from multiple paths using A* algorithm.

3. Evacuation Simulation (building/train station/ theater/ auditorium)

(Group members: Paul Barnes, Carl Reid, Brittany Harden, Amina Sahibzada)

We are going to show an evacuation simulation of a classroom setting. We want to use a classroom design that is similar to rooms in computer science building at Bowie State University. The simulation will show simulation of students in a class in classroom environment.

4. Battlefield Scenario Simulation

(Group members: Bobby Rountree, Clifford Brown, Denya Lloyd )

Battlefield of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815 (old environment) French vs. Russian and British armies battling after it finished raining (Very damp and muddy ground).domains in which VR has been applied extensively for two main reasons.
First, what remained from many of these sites is nothing but a tour site with many years of landscape changes. The only way to provide the visitors with views of how the site would look like during 1815 is to recreate scenes from different perspectives and locations of the real site using computers.

Secondly, by providing VR tours of a remote site, one can access and view the historical place using his own computer while staying home and without even spending a penny.