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UbiWorld: An environment integrating virtual reality, supercomputing, and design

Div. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Argonne Nat. Lab., IL
DOI: 10.1109/HCW.1997.581409 Conference: 6th Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (HCW '97), 1 April 1997, Geneva, Switzerland
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UbiWorld is a concept being developed by the Futures Laboratory group at Argonne National Laboratory that ties together the notion of ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) with that of using virtual reality for rapid prototyping. The goal is to develop an environment where one can explore Ubicomp-type concepts without having to build real Ubicomp hardware. The basic notion is to extend object models in a virtual world by using distributed wide area heterogeneous computing technology to provide complex networking and processing capabilities to virtual reality objects

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    • "They are targeted to the prototyping of applications running on user devices, and do not support the enhancement of the physical space. A different class of systems, such as 3DSim [17], UbiWorld [6] or the work of O'Neill et al. [16], have similar visions to ours (developing simulations of the actual environments). "
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