The ARVR Lab

at the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Augusta University

in collaboration with the Cybermedia Center at Osaka University

Empowering education and training through augmented and virtual reality

The ARVR Lab is a state-of-the art laboratory within Augusta University's School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.  As part of the Cyber-Physical Systems group, we build hardware and software that can improve how we interact with virtual content and strive to achieve a balance of theoretical and practical research.   See our Lab Intro Video for more details: Lab Intro Video

Recent Research

Fast Gaze Selection and Interaction

Orlosky, J., Liu., C, Sakamoto, K., Sidenmark, L., & Mansour, A. (2024). EyeShadows: Peripheral Virtual Copies for Rapid Gaze Selection and Interaction. To appear in the Proceedings of the IEEE conference on Virtual Reality. [Best Presentation Honorable Mention]

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VR Sickness Reduction via Vision Modulation

Zhao, G., Orlosky, J., Gabbard, J., & Kiyokawa, K. (2023). HazARdSnap: Gazed-based Augmentation Delivery for Safe Information Access while Cycling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
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Simulation of Visual Deficits in Virtual Reality

Alexander, D., Nguyen, T., Keller, P., Orlosky, J., Brown, S., Wood, E., ... & Jirau-Rosaly, W. (2020, March). Design of visual deficit simulation for integration into a geriatric physical diagnosis course. In 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) (pp. 838-839). IEEE.

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ARVR Lab Topics

Topics include the practical use of head worn augmented reality during training, dynamic activities, or outdoor navigation

Extended Reality

We also strongly encourage students to come up with their own topics in AR, VR, Eye tracking, ML and AI. 

Bio and Visualization

This includes the use of eye tracking and biometrics to help detect cognitive states and regulate or support a user's actions through visualization

We develop intelligent agents that help facilitate remote learning and training in co-located / remote environments.

Getting your MS or PhD in Computer Science

The ARVR Lab is looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for solving challenging research problems. 

Students who would like to apply to our Lab as part of their SCCS Masters or PhD program application should submit the following additional documents via e-mail to jorlosky {at} Full funding for PhD students and tuition wavers are available on a competitive basis.

We are also looking for research assistants, who may be invited to apply directly for the MS or PhD program based on their performance. Assistantships range from one semester to one year, and applicants should follow the same process outlined above.  

Ideal applicants (for graduate studies or research assistants at our lab) should have the following qualifications. 



Keywords: Augmented Reality; Virtual Reality; Eye Tracking; Artificial Intelligence; Interaction; Remote Collaboration