Glennersterlab - VR Research Group

Welcome to the Glennerster lab

We study human vision, particularly 3D vision. Our main interest is in how the visual system could represent the shape of surfaces and the layout of a scene when the observer is free to move. See 2 minute youtube video or 4.5hrs of lectures.

Lab News:

  • August 2017:
  • June 2017:
    • Luise's navigation paper accepted in Journal of Vision, preprint here.
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  • September 2016:
    • Excellent Rank meeting on 3D vision, Grasmere (Andrew Welchman and John Mollon). Slides.
  • August 2016:
  • June 2016:
    • Review paper published on 'A moving observer in a 3D world'
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  • November 2015:
  • October 2015:
    • Luise arrives as post-doc on EPSRC project
  • September 2015:
    • Kickoff meeting of the MURI new grant in UCLA conference centre in Lake Arrowhead
  • August 2015:
  • July 2015:
    • Peter’s review of high-fidelity VR published and briefly becomes most viewed paper in JoV
  • June 2015:
    • We have just been awarded a $1.25M grant through the US Department of Defense MURI scheme. This is for 5 years and will allow us to employ a PDRA and help fund a PhD studentship. More details will follow.
  • May 2015:
    • Would you like to work in our lab? We are looking for a 12-month post-doctoral researcher starting in August 2015. Click here for more information.
    • Download Andrew's VSS2015 poster here and Mark's poster here.
    • Andrew, Peter and Mark are travelling to VSS 2015. Visit Andrew’s poster on Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 8:30am - 12:30pm and Mark’s poster on Monday, 18 May 2015, 8:30am - 12:30pm at Pavilion, Tradewinds Island Resorts. Peter will be giving a talk on Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 3:00pm in Talk Room 1.
  • April 2015:
    • Peter got a lectureship in Psychology at University of Reading. Peter will be starting the new position on 1 August 2015.
  • March 2015:
    • Jenny submits her PhD dissertation. Congratulations, well done!
  • February 2015:
    • Peter will be a panelist at a virtual reality masterclass run by the British Interactive Media Association to be held at 'Second Home' in Shoreditch, London, on February 25th. The event starts at 6:30pm and tickets can be purchased here.
  • January 2015:
    • Rosetta Comet in Virtual Reality: You can now view a 3D visualisation of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko here. We have rendered a 3D model of the comet produced by the Rosetta mission/European Space Agency in immersive virtual reality.
  • December 2014:
    • Andrew publishes a book review Understanding Vision.
    • Andrew, Peter, Mark and Jenny attend the London Virtual Reality Seminar at UCL.
  • October 2014:
    • PhD student Mark Adams joins our team to investigate Vision and Touch. Welcome, Mark!
  • August 2014:
    • Peter is filmed for a CBBC program called "Technobabble". The focus of the program was the use of virtual reality, the aim being to encourage more children to get interested in science and technology. This is a current aim of the UK government. For information about the program, including video, click here.
  • July 2014:
    • Peter and Andrew publish a paper about calibration of visual cues. Further discussion of the results can be found here.
  • May 2014:
    • Andrew and Jenny travel to Florida to present exciting research results at VSS 2014. Click here for Andrew's poster, and here for Jenny's poster.
  • April 2014:
    • The Glennerster Lab has been awarded an EPSRC-funded DTG Studentship. A new PhD student will join our lab in October 2014 to work in collaboration with Dr. Nick Holmes and Prof. William Harwin.
  • March 2014:
    • Click here to investigate first hand one of the experiments 'A Game of Boxes' currently being conducted in the lab by Jenny. Learn about the experiment, visualise the data and contribute to the analysis.