Jamie Nelson



Document Type



Virtual reality is a rapidly growing area of research. Many scholars are emphasizing its importance and creators are designing cheaper equipment to acquire it. The purpose of this research was to create a simple virtual reality mobile application that allows the user to explore a room. For this thesis, we created a robot and, with the help from a fellow researcher, we optimized the robot for this specific task. We programed the robot to move forward in small increments and to spin a platform holding a Go Pro camera. The camera sends a live stream video to an Android mobile application. The video content is duplicated on the screen. The user can place the phone in a virtual reality headset achieving the immersive effect desired.


Computer Science

Thesis Comittee

Michael Black (Thesis Director)

Li Enping

Haleh Khojasteh

Copyright and Permissions

Original document was submitted as an Honors Program requirement. Copyright is held by the author.