Master 2013 2014
Stages de la spécialité SAR
Serious Games – Cognitive testing through virtual reality games

Site :Audio & Acoustique
Lieu :LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay
Encadrant : Brian FG Katz
Dates :period normal
Rémunération :suivant la grille standard du CNRS
Mots-clés : Parcours ATIAM : Acoustique, Parcours ATIAM : Traitement du signal


Straight forward cognitive and perceptual studies are often time-consuming and tedious for subjects. In an attempt to gain insight into certain perceptual aspects of spatial perception, the goal of this internship will be to develop several perceptual experiments which are integrated within a game-type experience. Current studies are concerned with spatial audio perception, and therefore an audio-visual game design will be the focus.

Based upon the OpenSource BlenderGameEngine, BlenderCAVE is a highly adaptable VR architecture developed at LIMSI for immersive VR ( All game design will be accomplished within this architecture.

This internship will be carried out within the context of the BiLi project, a French collaboration project concerning “Binaural Listening” and how to bring high quality spatial into the general public marketplace. As such, game design options include possible inclusion of low-cost devices such as Wii controllers, Kinect, etc.

Highly motivated and dynamic candidates are encouraged to apply. No prior knowledge of spatial audio is required, though interest and willingness to learn are beneficial.

Required skills : Python scripting. Prior knowledge in Computer Graphics, BlenderGameEngine architecture, Virtual and Augmented Reality, or 3D interaction will be appreciated. Good English is mandatory for bibliographic review.