Project Leaders

Dr. Paolo Pretto 
Phone: +49 7071 601-644 
Fax: +49 7071 601-616 
paolo.pretto[at]tuebingen.mpg.de

Dr. Ksander de Winkel
Phone: +49 7071 601-643
Fax: +49 7071 601-616 
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News

February 13, 2017
Two new papers published in PLoS ONE:
 
- Nesti A, de Winkel K, Bülthoff HH (2017) Accumulation of Inertial Sensory Information in the Perception of Whole Body Yaw Rotation.
(Opens external link in new windowPLoS ONE 12(1): e0170497)
 
- de Winkel KN, Katliar M, Bülthoff HH (2017) Causal Inference in Multisensory Heading Estimation.
(Opens external link in new windowPLoS ONE 12(1): e0169676)
 
January 30, 2017
Opens external link in new window27th Oculomotor Meeting - Program
The Program of the 27th Oculomotor meeting (3-4 Feb) is now available for download.
 
October 25, 2016
Opens internal link in current window27th Oculomotor Meeting
The website for the 27th Oculomotor meeting - held 3-4 February at our institute - is online! Follow the link above.
 
September 9, 2016
Opens external link in new windowDriving Simulation Conference 2016 VR
Joost Venrooij presented a paper and Paolo Pretto delivered a keynote presentation at the Driving Simulation Conference 2016 VR in Paris, France. The paper was titled: "Comparison between filter- and optimization-based motion cueing in the Daimler Driving Simulator". The keynote was titled: "Twenty years of DSC: a review of driver's motion perception research".

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Five most recent Publications

Nooij SAE, Pretto P, Oberfeld D, Hecht H and Bülthoff HH (April-2017) Vection is the main contributor to motion sickness induced by visual yaw rotation: Implications for conflict and eye movement theories PLoS ONE 12(4) 1-19.
Nesti A, de Winkel K and Bülthoff HH (January-2017) Accumulation of Inertial Sensory Information in the Perception of Whole Body Yaw Rotation PLoS ONE 12(1) 1-14.
de Winkel KN, Katliar M and Bülthoff HH (January-2017) Causal Inference in Multisensory Heading Estimation PLoS ONE 12(1) 1-20.
Miermeister P, Lächele M, Boss R, Masone C, Schenk C, Tesch J, Kerger M, Teufel H, Pott A and Bülthoff HH (October-2016) The CableRobot Simulator: Large Scale Motion Platform Based on Cable Robot Technology, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 3024-3029.
Venrooij J, Cleij D, Katliar M, Pretto P, Bülthoff HH, Steffen D, Hoffmeyer FW and Schöner H-P (September-8-2016) Comparison between filter- and optimization-based motion cueing in the Daimler Driving Simulator, DSC 2016 Europe: Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, 31-38.
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Motion Perception and Simulation (MPSim)

When we move through the environment, a variety of perceptual processes contributes to the perception of our self-motion. In the Motion Perception and Simulation research group we study those processes. Our work can be divided in four distinct but related research directions:
 
I) Multi-sensory self-motion perception [Opens internal link in current windowmore]
Measuring perceptual thresholds and determining perceptual laws of self-motion perception.
 
II) Self-motion perception models [Opens internal link in current windowmore
Extending and validating self-motion perception models that accurately mimic perceptual and sensory integration processes.
 
III) Motion cueing algorithms [Opens internal link in current windowmore]
Developing perception-based MCAs for vehicle simulation and developing robust methods for MCA evaluation.
 
IV) Control behavior in simulation [Opens internal link in current windowmore
Increasing our understanding of perception and action by observing human control behavior in vehicle simulation and tele-operation scenarios.
 


The research directions of the Motion Perception and Simulation research group

Facilities

We run the majority of our studies on the Opens external link in new windowMPI CyberMotion Simulator, a dynamic motion platform for immersive virtual environments and vehicle simulation. We also operate the Opens external link in new windowMPI CableRobot Simulator, the world's first cable robot for passengers. Furthermore, we use a mid-size hexapod motion simulator for some of our experiments.

Software

We have developed QVisQVis software, which can be used to visualize simulator motion in various ways

Collaborations

Collaborations within the Department
External Academic Collaborations
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Bresciani, Université de Fribourg (Fribourg, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl, Universität Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Heiko Hecht, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Mainz, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Max Mulder, ir. Spronck, Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft, the Netherlands)
  • Fabio Solari, PhD, Università Degli Studi Di Genova (Genoa, Italy)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Zell, Universität Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany)
  • Prof. Hasan Ayaz, PhD, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University
External Industrial Collaborations
  • BMW Group, Driving Simulation Department (München, Germany)
  • Daimler AG, Driving Simulation Department (Sindelfingen, Germany)
  • Cruden, Driving Simulators (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Selected Publications

Venrooij J, Cleij D, Katliar M, Pretto P, Bülthoff HH, Steffen D, Hoffmeyer FW and Schöner H-P (September-8-2016) Comparison between filter- and optimization-based motion cueing in the Daimler Driving Simulator, DSC 2016 Europe: Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, 31-38.
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Nooij SAE, Nesti A, Bülthoff HH and Pretto P (August-2016) Perception of rotation, path, and heading in circular trajectories Experimental Brain Research 234(8) 2323–2337.
Nesti A, Nooij SAE, Losert M, Bülthoff HH and Pretto P (May-2016) Roll rate perceptual thresholds in active and passive curve driving simulation Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International 92(5) 417-426.
de Winkel KN, Katliar M and Bülthoff HH (May-2015) Forced Fusion in Multisensory Heading Estimation PLoS ONE 10(5) 1-20.

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Last updated: Friday, 24.03.2017