For humanization of technology

RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...

Pilot projects

Slovenia's indigenous flora: geolocation AR and AI machine vision recognition

21.05.2020 14:52

Indigenous plants and animals of Slovenia, digital prototypes of storytelling from the treasury of Slovene natural heritage, Slovene indigenous plants and ecosystems as AR applications in botanical gardens, landscape and city parks, protected areas, etc., both, directly on the sites as well as online.

General context: At the intersection of art, architecture, urbanism, design, art, education, tourism, promotional activities, spending quality free time for all age groups and types of population, immigrants, tourists and visitors.

Collections and stories from the treasury of Slovenia's natural heritage, indigenous animals, plants and ecosystems are relevant to many modern-day pressing social issues, such as social and national identity, survival, food safety, sustainable development, reconnecting to nature, circular economy, tradition and future, etc.

The development of interactive digital storytelling and research of possible connections between local, regional and national natural and cultural heritage; the development and creative use of virtual digital tools and integration of natural flora and fauna elements in an interdisciplinary combination.

We will design digital prototypes with scientific, artistic, interactive, mobile, web-based and AR applications. 

Digital prototypes will be partially developed and tested in botanical gardens; AR (and optionally MR) applications will be developed at the KIBLA2LAB.

Expected results: 

1. interactive application for various media 

2. interactive science-art installation