This project is a fully-funded one-year industrial MPhil in which you will undertake applied research and development on behalf of a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Dr Mateusz Bocian (Department of Engineering; Director of the Biomechanics and Immersive Technology Laboratory)
Dr Yi Hong (Department of Informatics)
Metro Boulot Dodo (MBD) Ltd., the partner in this exciting twelve-month R&D project, is an award winning arts-related company. In the last twenty years, the company has created a number of immersive theatre experiences and trails, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. The MPhil student will support the company in deepening the integration of programming within their projects, pushing areas of social gaming, haptics, as well as in person tracking and hand/object tracking. The business proposition proposes multiple pay-to-play social experiences within a single venue.
Project reference: LIH116
Through this R&D project, MBD Ltd. is seeking programming support from an MPhil placement in order to implement the following aspects of the experience:
- Networked social aspects
- Audience tracking to enable multiple users to inhabit the same virtual world
- Hand/object tracking for interaction with real-world props
As a programmer, you will work in a games engine (Unreal), using inbuilt programming nodes and also creating bespoke programming blocks to sit within our specific project. You will work alongside MBD’s artwork and animation team. Your input over the duration of this twelve-month project can be divided into five different stages:
- Induction and design requirements
- Testing and updating 1
- Testing and updating 2
- Dissertation write-Up