Immersive Technologies Lab
The Immersive Technologies Lab is made up of a number of tech-packed rooms that bridge the gap between the real-world and virtual reality.
Our Duel VR creates a cinema like experience with two large interlinked screens and LED lighting, equipped with Wireless HTC Vive Pro systems for connected play and development. Next door is our Mixed Reality Lab, which combines the same HTC Vive Pro tech with tracking technology and green screen integration, putting you in the heart of the VR experience. We also have a fully equipped XR lab with 12 high powered computer stations, optical tracking walls, HTC Vive tech and the latest Unreal 4 and Unity software.
Cyber Security Lab
The Cyber Security Lab is a training facility for the frontline defenders of the cyber networks of today and tomorrow in secure and isolated network environments.
Our lab contains both virtual and live networks for the safe training and development of ethical hacking and problem solving using dual screen PC workstations that run the latest operating systems and software that you would expect to find in practising industry. It also contains a multitude of equipment for physical device analysis, including Cellebrite mobile device analysis machines and industry grade write-blockers for hardware analysis.
Games Computing Lab
Our Computer Games Labs are a collection of rooms, labs that include our Ray Tracing Lab, Epic Games Centre and Computer Labs.
All our labs and facilities are packed with high-end dual screen computing equipment, set up for real-time gaming and loaded with Wacom Intuos graphics tablets and the latest software for games art, design and production including Adobe Suites, substance Painter, Unreal 4 Engine. Combined with our specialist Hive equipped VR, AR and Mixed Reality Labs, our facilities can run and develop the next generation of games with real-time ray tracing for cars, characters and environments.
AI & Robotics Lab
Our AI and Robotics lab hosts next-level equipment used in the advancement of robotics through various industries.
The lab features 20, 6 axis robotics and autonomous vehicles that are key to the future of the manufacturing sector, that can be used in conjunction with the labs conveyor belt systems to mirror real-industry practices.
Within the lab you’ll also find components you need to for the design of humanistic robots, alongside instrument boards, micro-controllers, and the programming hardware and software you’ll need to master to make an impact on the world of AI and Robotics.
This fully-loaded area spans over two floors of the Mellor building.
On the ground floor you’ll be greeted by the latest in fabrication and robotics facilities, including specialist Tortext Speedy 400 laser cutters, Rowland and Axminster milling equipment and a 3D printing Bureau that houses a collection of printers from the likes of Mojo, and Ultimaker.
There’s also the chance to venture into digital worlds using state-of-the-art equipment computing, virtual reality and visual equipment on the first floor. Here you have access to the latest in virtual reality tech, green screen equipment, and even a indoor drone flying zone.