EPFL Virtual Space Tour at BASE Q Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) is presenting two amazing experiences in Tokyo. Namely a VR platform where you can fully immerse yourself in the most advanced and detailed virtual map of the Universe and a thrilling cooperative virtual escape game taking place in a lunar base and its mission control center.
From September 18 - 19, EPFL Virtual Space Tour will travel to BASE Q at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya.
The projects can be experienced during the day and talk events will be held in the evening that can be attended online or onsite.

During these two days, you have the possibility to play the virtual escape game “Tranquility Base” and experience VIRUP at BASE Q. Furthermore on both evenings talk events on Space Science will be held from Swiss and Japanese researchers. Don’t miss this opportunity and reserve your spot to experience the projects onsite and register to attend exciting talk events onsite or online!

Credits: LASTRO & EM+, EPFL

VIRUP – THE VIRTUAL REALITY UNIVERSE PROJECT

Immerse yourself in the most advanced and detailed virtual map of the Universe. Sit back, relax and enjoy this amazing journey!

VIRUP is a new multi-platform Virtual Reality (VR) environment developed by the Laboratory of Astrophysics from EPFL, which provides users with the most modern dynamical view of our Universe. Being fully immersed, one can travel through space and time, from the solar system through the outer confines of the Universe, visiting the nearby stars, exoplanets, our galaxy the Milky Way and the Local Group.

At BASE Q Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, you have the chance to experience a virtual reality tour of VIRUP.

TRANQUILITY BASE – A SWISS SPACE VIRTUAL ESCAPE GAME

A thrilling co-op augmented reality escape game taking place in a lunar base and its mission control center on Earth where cooperation, action and time will be key to saving the mission!

Tranquility Base is an application to promote Swiss excellence in the domain of space in an entertaining and educational format. The game is based on the physical escape game named “Switzerland, We’ve Had a Problem” created by the student association “[email protected]” at EPFL and can be played now in a virtual format. While solving the puzzles, learn about Swiss cutting-edge technologies that support living on the moon. There are hidden elements, too. How many can you find?

At BASE Q Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, you have the chance to play the virtual escape game "Tranquility Base".

Talk Events at BASE Q

September 17th

18:00-18:45 (JST) Tranquility Base: The Project and SpaceBok, a Four-Legged Robot for Planetary Exploration

Speakers:
– Mr. Alexandre de Montleau, [email protected], EPFL
– Dr. Hendrik Kolvenbach, Robotic System Laboratory (RSL), ETH Zurich

19:00-20:00 (JST) The Space Debris Problem: Monitoring and solving it

Speakers:
– Prof. Thomas Schildknecht, Vice-Director Astronomical Institute, University of Bern
– Prof. Shinichi Kimura, Dept. Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
– Dr. Luc Piguet, Co-founder and CEO, ClearSpace
– Mr. Chris Blackerby, COO, Astroscale
– Ms. Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director, International Risk Governance Center, EPFL

September 18th

15:00-16:00 (JST) Careers in space: Focus in Astrophysics and Space Exploration

Speakers:
– Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib, Director EPFL Space Center
– Prof. Genya Ishigami, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
– Mr. Naoyuki Oota, Dept. of Physics, Graduate School of Science Tokyo University of Science
– Mr. Taiki Kanda, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
– Ms. Chloé Carrière, [email protected], EPFL

17:00-17:30 (JST) Tranquillity Base: The Project and the Modular Origami Robot MORI

Speakers:
– Mr. Alexandre de Montleau, [email protected], EPFL
– Mr. Kevin Holdcroft, Reconfigurable Robotic Laboratory (RRL), EPFL

Register HERE for English

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