Colloquium Talk Series: Dr. Bobby Bodenheimer

Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 432 Newell Drive, Gainesville, Florida, 32611
Host: Department of CISE
Admission: Free

Designing Augmented Reality
Interfaces: Simulating
Pedestrian Navigation without

Bobby Bodenheimer is a professor of
Computer Science at Vanderbilt University,
with secondary appointments in Electrical
and Computer Engineering, Psychology,
and Psychology & Human Development.
His research examines virtual and
augmented reality, specifically how people
act, perceive, locomote, and navigate in
virtual and augmented environments. He is
the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and
received his Ph.D. from the California
Institute of Technology. His research is
funded by NSF, NIH, ONR, and DoD. He has
been the conference chair of the ACM APGV
and the ACM SCA, the program chair of
ACM APGV and IEEE VR, and is a member
of the steering committee for ACM SAP. A
senior member of the IEEE, he is currently
Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on
Applied Perception.

Head-worn augmented reality (AR) – technology
integrates 3D virtual objects into real environments in
real-time – is on the cusp of becoming a commodity
technology. The next generation of these devices will
provide interactive services to people without the need
for holding or glancing at a smartphone. This talk
examines one aspect of that future interaction in detail,
how pedestrian navigation interfaces might be designed.
AR pedestrian interfaces have choices in how to convey
navigation information, such as whether to place cues
and instructions in a head-referenced system or to place
them as fixtures in the environment. Our lab has been
studying this problem, and this talk will describe our
progress and findings. In particular, we will cover
progress on designing such interfaces, and findings on
how users process spatial information and utilize the
cues and features of the display.