Iulian Radu

Iulian is pursuing a PhD in Human Centered Computing within the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech. His research is focused on the design of augmented reality (AR) applications for elementary-school children. He is specifically interested in using developmental psychology to design age-appropriate AR applications that match, as well as improve, children’s cognitive and motor abilities.
Currently he is involved in designing and evaluating AR games for elementary-school children. His previous projects include AR Spot (an AR authoring environment based on Scratch), Puppy Plus (an AR game for teaching elementary mathematics), and Thought Play (an AR environment for constructing immersive mind-maps).

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Iulian Radu featured in Innovators@GVU

Ph.D. student Iulian Radu discussed his thoughts about how children’s lives can be enhanced by the intersection of augmented-reality and developmental psychology research. His Q&A article is presented in the May edition of Innovators @ GVU.

Scratch-based AR programming environment released

The AR SPOT system is now available for public download. AR SPOT is an augmented-reality authoring environment for children. An extension of MIT’s Scratch project, this environment allows children to use drag-and-drop programming to create experiences mixing real and virtual elements. Children can display virtual objects on a real-world scene observed through a video camera, and …

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