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The Virtual Reality Gorilla Exhibit

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5 Author(s)
D. Allison ; Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; B. Wills ; D. Bowman ; J. Wineman
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The Virtual Reality Gorilla Exhibit is an immersive virtual environment which lets students assume the persona of an adolescent gorilla, enter into one of the gorilla habitats at Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, and interact as part of a gorilla family unit. The exhibit combines a model of Zoo Atlanta's Gorilla Habitat 3-home of Willie B, a 439 pound male silverback gorilla and his family group-with computer generated gorillas whose movements and interactions are modeled as accurate representations of gorilla behaviors. The VR Gorilla Exhibit's goal is to create an experiential educational tool for middle school students to learn about gorillas' interactions, vocalizations, social structures, and habitat

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IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 6 )