Researcher’s Night, an initiative of the European Union was organised by the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) in Limassol this year in collaboration with academic and research institutions and other local organisations.
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE) was one of the leading exhibitors with own booth themed “Technology meets Cultural Heritage”: Our cultural heritage and values will be handed over to future generations through enhanced, interactive means with easy access to information and new educational models.
The RISE team invited children and adults to find out more about our cultural heritage via the use of cutting-edge and emerging technologies. A set of interactive and hands-on activities were presented, grounded on the use of immersive and interactive technologies for interaction with content on history and cultural heritage.
During the Researchers’ Night event the public (children and adults) had the opportunity to take part in a variety of educational robotics activities for exploring historical monuments, navigate within Virtual Reality apps providing 3D representations of cultural and historical landmarks, and use Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality apps allowing virtual explorations of local museums.
Moreover, children and adults had the opportunity to discuss with RISE’s team and learning more about the newly-founded research center, its philosophy and its goals.