Project Description The Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ has a fully funded scholarship for a PhD student. The work will be closely advised by staff from the Wireless Research and Spatial Engineering Research Centres, so the ideal applicant will have experience and interest in wireless signal processing and/or computer vision. The work will involve research into methods for tracking a person’s position and orientation outside and inside of buildings. The work will focus on ways of combining various existing spatial localisation technologies (e.g., visual, inertial, transponder-based) with novel technologies in support of high-precision tracking. This work will be carried out as part of a multi-year project on applied research on improving AR tracking for mobile users in mixed-reality environments and for long-duration use. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team from the HIT Lab NZ, the Wireless Research Centre (WRC), and the Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC), all located in a single building at the University of Canterbury, currently working on this problem. Significant mentoring will be provided by senior academic staff, giving the applicant a solid foundation for work in industry and/or academia upon successful completion….
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