Apr, 2018: Zukunftstag 2018. Two pupils of the Gymnasium Horn came to visit the University of Bremen and created their own website with wordpress.

Apr, 2018: We got invited by KUKA to showcase our demo at the European Robotics Forum 2018 in Tampere, Finland

Feb, 2018: The House of Science, Bremen hosts an exhibition about local scientists and science projects with collaborators around the world. One of the featured exhibits is a demo of our Autonomous Surgical Lamps, developed by Jörn Teuber of the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality group. The exhibition will be open until the 21st of April (photos).

Feb, 2018: The University of Bremen participates in the opening of a research laboratory in Bangkok.

Nov, 2017: 2017 VRST Best Poster Award Winner. Michael Bonfert, Melina Cahnbley, Inga Lehne, Ralf Morawe, Gabriel Zachmann and Johannes Schöning are winning the award for the poster titled "Augmented Invaders: A Mixed Reality Multiplayer Outdoor Game."

Nov, 2017: Organizers of the French VR conference and trade show Laval Virtual immersed themselves into a variety of different virtual environments where they learned about current projects of the Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality lab at the University of Bremen (full report, in German).

Sep, 2017: Founding Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE). EASE is a interdisciplinary research center at the University of Bremen that investigates everyday activity science & engineering. For more Information click here.

Jun 17, 2017: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2017.

Feb-Apr 2017: David Vilela (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, University of Coruna, Spain) visited our lab. He is working on benchmarks to compare different intersection calculation methods in collisions, and also different force models.

Feb 2017: G. Zachmann and J. Teuber visited the Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand as part of a delegation from the University of Bremen. The goal of the visit was to foster the cooperation between the two universities and lay ground-work for future colaborations.

Jun 2016: Radio Bremen visited our lab to film the works of the Creative Unit "Intra-Operative Information" for a news magazine on the local TV station. Click here for the film at Radio Bremen. And Click here for the same film on our Website.

May 16, 2016: Patrick Lange was honored with the SIGSIM Best PhD Award at the ACM SIGSIM PADS Conference 2016.

Jun 19-21, 2015: G. Zachmann gives invited talk at the DAAD-Stipendiatentreffen in Bremen, Germany.

Jun 2015: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2015.

Dec 08-10, 2014: ICAT-EGVE 2014 and EuroVR 2014 conferences at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 25-26, 2014: GI VR/AR 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann.

Sep 24-25, 2014: VRIPHYS 2014 conference at the University of Bremen organized by G. Zachmann .

Feb 4, 2014: G. Zachmann gives invited talk on Interaction Metaphors for Collaborative 3D Environments at Learntec.

Jan 2014: G. Zachmann got invited to be a Member of the Review Panel in the Human Brain Project for the Competitive Call for additional project partners

Nov 2013: Invited Talk at the "Cheffrühstück 2013"

Oct 2013: PhD thesis of Rene Weller published in the Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems.

Jun 2013: G. Zachmann participated in the Dagstuhl Seminar Virtual Realities (13241)

Jun 2013: Haptic and hand tracking demos at the Open Campus 2013.

Jun 2013: Invited talk at Symposium für Virtualität und Interaktion 2013 in Heidelberg by Rene Weller.

Apr 2013: Rene Weller was honored with the EuroHaptics Ph.D Award at the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013.

Jan 2013: Talk at the graduation ceremony of the University of Bremen by Rene Weller.

Oct 2012: Invited Talk by G. Zachmann at the DLR VROOS Workshop Servicing im Weltraum -- Interaktive VR-Technologien zum On-Orbit Servicing in Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany.

Oct 2012: Daniel Mohr earned his doctorate in the field of vision-based pose estimation.

Sept 2012: G. Zachmann: Keynote Talk at ICEC 2012, 11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing.

Sep 2012: "Best Paper Award" at GI VR/AR Workshop in Düsseldorf.

Sep 2012: Rene Weller earned his doctorate in the field of collision detection.

Aug 2012: GI-VRAR-Calendar 2013 is available!


VaMEx-VTB is a sub-project of the project VaMEx funded by DLR(Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt/German Aerospace Centre ) and VaMEx-VTB sub-project is developed by the University of Bremen (Institute for Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality). Other VaMEx project partners include TU Braunschweig IfF (Institut für Fahrzeugtechnik), Bundeswehr University Munich ISTA (Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications), DLR Institut KN(The Institute of Communications and Navigation), RIC DFKI(The Robotics Innovation Center ), TUM Lehrstuhl für Medientechnik(TUM Chair of Media Technology), Uni Würzburg, Inst. für IT für Luft- und Raumfahrt(Modern aerospace systems Instiute), DFKI GmbH(The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence ), TUM Lehrstuhl für Flugsystemdynamik(Institute of Flight System Dynamics), TUM Lehrstuhl für Kommunikation und Navigation(Institute for Communications and Navigation), NavVis GmbH and ANavS GmbH(Advanced Navigation Solutions),

VaMEx project is an initiative for the development of concepts, algorithms, and hardware for a swarm-based exploration of the Valles Marineris on the planet Mars. The swarm comprises different elements such as rovers, UAVs(Utility Aerial Vehicles (drones)) and hominid robots (called as Charlie). The idea is to have an autonomous swarm navigation and exploration system which communicate with each other. Real physical tests for the validation and verification of such complex autonomous navigation and exploration systems are time-consuming, expensive and difficult due to the requirement of implementation of advanced hardware and to find or build a suitable environment for the validation. Therefore, testing in a virtual environment and framework overcomes all of the above shortcomings and provides several other benefits. VaMEx-VTB is one such platform which provides a simulation framework for testing the swarm behavior on the Mars terrain.


The project comprises two major goals:

In summary, our features for the VaMEx-VTB are:


Short video demonstrating VTB.


Swarm Elements Screenshot

Different swarm elements.

Line of Sights Visualization

Visualization of line of sights between different swarm elements.

UAV model

UAV 3D model with animated propellers.

Orbiters Visualization

Visualization of orbiters.

Environmental process

Visualization of enivronmental process data.