Mixed Reality Laboratory

Mixed Reality Laboratory

The Mixed Reality Lab (MRL) creates interactive technologies to enhance everyday life. Our research is grounded in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. 

We combine an interdisciplinary approach (linking to the Social Sciences and Humanities) with an intra-disciplinary approach (with areas such as Distributed Systems, AI and Machine Learning, Vision and Formal Methods) to enable an end-to-end methodology in which we both develop novel digital technologies and understand them 'in the wild'.



Professor Steve Benford from the Mixed Reality Lab standing in front of a tent which reponds to breath

About us

The history of the lab, our focus, and our partners.


An image from the Artcodes project, of a smartphone scanning an Artcode


Current and recently finished projects in the lab.


A student walking through the Data Journeys Archway, which projects information and quotes on the floor

Interactive works

The interactive exhibits we have created and toured.



Upcoming events

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Find us

We are located in the School of Computer Science (no. 4) on the University's Jubilee Campus.



Image: Thresholds, created by Mat Collishaw in partnership with the MRL.

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk