Centre for Cultural and Industrial Technologies Research
The guiding principles of the centre are the:
- Nurturing and sustaining research excellence throughout our portfolio of Future Proof computing, Intelligent Systems, Biomedical Robotics, Games and Gameplay, Interactive Movement in Virtual Reality Environments, High Performance Computing specialisms.
- Engaging, enhancing and promoting the research endeavours of our staff and research degree students.
- Embracing local, national and international agendas to enable our knowledge creation to give economic benefit and encourage creative response.
Under the guidance of these broad principles, activity is focussed in particular areas of implementation.
In order to support researchers in both Cultural and Industrial Technologies, and to allow for consolidation and enhancement of research strengths, activity is grouped under clusters.
The Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) and the Intelligent Systems & Biomedical Robotics Group (ISR) have a strong track record of nationally and internationally funded-research in the industrial / medical arenas. Similarly, the Future Proof Computing Group plays a major role in international digital preservation research, working alongside cultural institutions on nationally and internationally funded projects. The Games and Gameplay cluster has won international acclaim pushing the boundaries of experimental gameplay, and is leading several nationally-funded projects. The iMOVE group contributes to the understanding of how altering the virtual environment can influence movement and perception of movement.