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Using VR to Model and Control Realistic Octopus Experience

The student team worked to create a virtual reality experience to help increase the user's empathy for octopuses. With guidance from experts, the team created an octopus model and implemented AI that accurately replicates the behavior pattern of real octopuses. The work culminates into a sandbox VR experience that highlights functionality of the model and allows the user to experience the environment from the perspective of an octopus.

Faculty Adviser

Payman Arabshahi, Associate Professor, UW ECE, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Barbara Mones, Computer Science & Engineering


Helen Tran
Mayank Kumar
Robert Crist
Tilboon Elberier