Steering a flock of birds?
Sitting in a tram that hasn’t been built yet? Discovering and unearthing a Viking ship in Sweden from Vienna? Observing planets in different galaxies? Is that even possible?
Yes, it is possible. Although not in the most literal sense, digital technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality have created new realities, sometimes with the help of apps, tablets and smartphones. These digital realities are now used in many professions – from archaeology to astrophysics.
Immerse yourself in digital realities and experience adventures that once only existed in the mind.
- Bird’s-eye view – join the flock!
dwh GmbH www.dwh.at
Connect to the simulation service and play the role of a migratory bird in the flock. With skill – and by cooperating with other players – you can “take over” and steer the flock.
- WienBot – A talking robot with Viennese wit
City of Vienna www.wien.gv.at/bot
Ask the WienBot your question about the services offered by the City of Vienna – he will reply very charmingly with typical Viennese wit.
- Mobile pop-up planetarium
University of Vienna - Institute for Astrophysics www.mobilesplanetarium.univie.ac.at
Experience exciting shows in the inflatable planetarium on astronomical themes such as “Our Solar System”, “Planets From Other Solar Systems”, “Conditions For Life In The Universe” and much more.
- Test voice control & query sensors
WienIT and Wiener Lokalbahnen www.wienit.at and www.wlb.at
“Alexa” and the “Internet of Things” have made it possible: query when the tram has to undergo maintenance, enquire about disruptions or retrieve the departure times for the Badner Bahn in real time.
- In search of the Vikings
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro) http://archpro.lbg.ac.at
Track down, research and view archaeological finds on the computer – without any digging. Virtual reality glasses allow you to virtually immerse yourself in Viking and Roman times.
- Virtual driving test
thinkport VIENNA and NEKONATA® www.thinkportvienna.at
Test the intellectual abilities of the driver in our high-end virtual driving simulator – this helps to prepare you better for difficult steering situations in real life, allowing you to avoid accidents.
Other thematic areas at the Vienna Research Festival:
- Modern city
- Assistance in everyday life
- Playful learning
- Healthy Living
- Intelligent production