Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Space Exploration

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Monday, June 26th, 2017
10:30am-10:55am
CR1D2-17(Room 201)
CONFERENCE OR MULTIPASS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION

Virtual Reality for Supporting Future Space Exploration

How do you stay connected with friends and family when far away? How will Mars astronauts when they’re 400 million kilometers away? In this fascinating talk, learn about NASA’s vision for the future manned mission to Mars, and how a team of researchers are building the next generation communications tool using virtual reality to provide psychological health and social support to our explorers as we venture beyond lower Earth orbit!

UTC is a fortune 50 company serving the commercial aerospace, defence, and building industries and ranks among the world’s most respected and innovative companies. Ms. Wu will speak about her prior NASA-funded work investigating VR to support future Mars missions.

Peggy Wu
Peggy Wu, Associate Director of Human Machine Interaction Research | United Technologies Research Center, United Technologies Corporation

Peggy Wu operationalizes psychological theories using advanced technologies, with a focus on Virtual Reality, Computational Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence, for improving human-computer and human-human interactions.

She is the primary investigator on research using Virtual Reality to support NASA’s future Mars missions as well for health applications on Earth. She has been responsible for obtaining research and consulting funding from diverse governmental and commercial sources, has authored more than 60-reviewed publications, two book chapters, and holds three patents.

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