ICS Research Seminar on February 3,2017


Presenters:  Prof. Hirokazu Kato (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan - NAIST)

Prof. Tomokazu Sato (Associate Professor, NAIST)      

TALK 1: Dr. Hirokazu Kato: "Next Breakthrough for Augmented Reality"  

Abstract: Augmented Reality (AR) has been studied for more than 20 years. Nowadays we can see a lot of AR applications such as PokemonGO. Some people think that AR technologies are almost completed and it has moved to a practical phase. But it is not true because current AR applications are not ideal style of AR. AR researchers still have to make the next breakthrough. In this talk, I would like to introduce my past works on AR and then explain my idea about what AR researchers have to do for the next breakthrough. After that I will briefly talk about my current research works which I am expecting to make the next breakthrough for AR.  

TALK 2: Dr. Tomokazu Sato: "Toward constructing virtualized real environments" 

Abstract: Construction of imitated 3-D real environments in VR space is one of the goals of virtual reality, and it will give a big impact to the applications including learning, practice, sightseeing, simulation and future forecast. For this goal, we have developed both fundamental techniques and methods for practical applications for around 20 years. In this talk, I would like to introduce some of them; (1) Several computer vision researches which are effective for sensing the real world, (2) Free-viewpoint image rendering techniques for visually reconstruct measured scenes, (3) 2-D / 3-D inpainting methods which visually removes undesired objects in the virtualized scene. As another application of these techniques, I will also introduce several techniques and applications for Augmented Realty.  

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03. February 2017, 10:00 h Place:  ICS Karlstraße 45, 1. Floor, room 1025