Internship | Development and Evaluation of SOCIAL VR/XR Communication systems
Social XR is about communication between people over distance as if you are in the same location. At TNO we are making Social XR as (photo) realistic as possible and seek for people to get involved and stretch the current boundaries of technology.
Education typeuniversity (wo)
TypeInternship and graduation project
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
What will be your role?
As part of this, we are currently innovating and developing technical solutions to allow communication in photo-realistic Extended Reality (XR) with the potential of transforming the everyday communication of people. This is on the one hand to allow new forms of communication in Digital Worlds that are currently not possible and on the other hand to allow better communication of people across any distance in space. This will have a direct impact on the life of tomorrow and a more sustainable future (to name a few: inclusion of the elderly, inclusion of people with disabilities, allowing people to travel less, breaking communication barriers, creating more awareness for diversity/climate change/populism, better teaching by bringing people to the real place of events).
If you want to know more:
Check out this talk about our latest developments:
We are actively looking for students to contribute to evaluating, analysing and improving our current technical development and innovation work. This is the technical development of our Social VR communication platform (i.e. prototyping), e.g. WebXR programming, working on spatial audio, 3D video, spatial orchestration, multi-media synchronization, network QoS evaluation, Video Evaluation (PSNR/SSIM), and many more.
Some examples of assignments could involve:
- QoS / QoE in VR/XR communication systems (SocialVR/XR)
- System optimizations on volumetric video over WebRTC and WebXR
- 6DOF for 360-degree SocialVR/XR communication systems
- WebVR / WebXR / WebGL shaders for enhanced real-time photo-realistic volumetric video
How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.
What we expect from you
- Computer-mediated Communication Systems
- System Factors (QoS and QoE)
Typical expected student background:
- Computer science;
- Software engineering;
- Electrical engineering;
- Media and communication.
What you’ll get in return
At TNO you have the chance to work with top scientists from within our organization as well as from other international institutes and companies. We have excellent lab facilities where tests can be performed. We also encourage contributing the results to one or more renowned conferences such as IEEE and ACM.
TNO fosters ground-breaking research in a very wide range of domains such as energy, smart cities, optics, space, mobility, and telecommunications. We continuously seek to challenge ourselves with new research questions, from the market and academia, to remain at the forefront of technology breakthrough.
TNO as an employer
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Contact: Simon Gunkel
Phone number: +31 (0)6-154 05447