Welcome to the Virtual Environment Laboratory at the University of Texas at
Environment Laboratory (VEL) is dedicated to performing research and development
using Virtual Reality, Image Processing and Computer Vision technologies to
further applications in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Bio Engineering.
We also sometimes take on interesting R&D work not confined to the above
houses multiple high end PC’s, four Sensable Haptic Devices together with the
framework to hold long stemmed surgical instruments and a large suite of
software products to assist in our research. Typically, on any given day, there
are multiple graduate students at work.
Our past work
has included Flight Simulation, Mission Rehearsal, Extraction of Design Features
from CAD drawings, Laparoscopic Surgical Simulation, Design of Filters to See
Through a Cataractous Eye, Generation of Data Bases for Surgical Simulations,
Reducing Call Drops in Wireless Communications, Visually Guided Haptic Assisted
Biopsy (Bio), etc. So far, 8 PhD dissertations and 50 MS theses have been written based on work
performed by graduate students at the VEL and, one company, Imagecom Inc. (
www.aspire3d.com ), has
VEL has been
funded by NASA Johnson Space Center, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Systems, Lockheed Martin Aircraft Company, Texas Instruments, Bell Helicopter,
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, NIST, Imagecom Inc., L3
communications (both Greenville and Arlington) and others. We are grateful to
all our sponsors.
We are always looking for
topnotch PhD candidates to work on some of our projects. Please send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.