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Date: Friday, December 7th
Time: 9:00am - 9:26am
Venue: G402 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: We present an HMD integrated system that uses a drone and a virtual hand to help the users explore and access space of the remote environment regardless of body limitations.

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Tinglin Duan is currently a BS student at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was a visiting student under FrontierLab@OU program at Osaka University, Japan, in 2018. His research interests include human-computer interaction, machine-learning and augmented reality.

Parinya Punpongsanon received the BS degree from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, in 2010 and the MS and PhD degrees from Osaka University, Japan, in 2013 and 2016. He was a visiting scholar at Telecom ParisTech, France, in 2013, and was a postdoctoral associate at MIT CSAIL, USA, in 2017. He is currently an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, projection-based mixed reality, and digital fabrication.

Daisuke Iwai received the BS, MS, and the PhD degrees from Osaka University, Japan, in 2003, 2005 and 2007, respectively. He was a visiting scientist at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, from 2007 to 2008, and a visiting associate professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2011. He is currently an associate professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, projection-based mixed reality, and projector-camera systems.

Kosuke Sato received the BS, MS, and the PhD degrees from Osaka University, Japan, in 1983, 1985, and 1988, respectively. He was a visiting scientist at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, from 1988 to 1990. He is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan. His research interests include image sensing, intelligent pattern measurement, 3D image processing, digital archiving and virtual reality.

Date: Friday, December 7th
Time: 9:26am - 9:52am
Venue: G402 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: Results of a user study showing the potential for improving readability of a 3D virtual avatar's gaze through off-axis perspective projection compared to a standard perspective projection.

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Tamas Bates is a PhD candidate in the Cognitive Robotics department at TU Delft, The Netherlands, working in cooperation with the Honda Research Institute Europe. He received his master's in Informatics at the Technical University of Munich in 2017, with a thesis on the topic of "Online simultaneous learning and recognition of everyday activities" which was produced in cooperation with the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. From 2016 to 2017 he also worked in the Institute of Applied Mechanics at TUM to develop new data visualization methods for the humanoid robot Lola.

Jens Kober is an assistant professor at the Cognitive Robotics department, TU Delft, The Netherlands. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar jointly at the CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University, Germany and at the Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. He received his PhD in 2012 from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. From 2007 to 2012 he was working at the Empirical Inference department, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany. Jens is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE-RAS Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation and the 2013 Georges Giralt PhD Award.

Michael Gienger received the diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 1998. From 1998 to 2003, he was research assistant at the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the TUM, addressing issues in design and realization of biped robots. He received his Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on “Design and Realization of a Biped Walking Robot”. After this, Michael Gienger joined the Honda Research Institute Europe in Germany in 2003.

Date: Friday, December 7th
Time: 9:52am - 10:18am
Venue: G402 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: We present an improved light field display method with two stacked LCDs based on nonnegative matrix factorization. Viewpoints are selected by a stochastic sampling algorithm to expand view range.

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Jianhong Han received her Bachelor degree from College of Computer Science, Nankai University, in 2017. She is now a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University. Her research interests include virtual reality, 3D reconstruction, digital image processing and computer vision, etc.

Ke Wang received his Bachelor degree from Xidian University in 2013, and Master degree from Peking University in 2017. His research interests include virtual reality, 3D modeling, digital geometry processing, etc.

Jie Feng received her Bachelor degree from School of Mathematics Science, Peking University, in 2000, and Ph. D. degree of Engineering from Center for Information Science, Peking University, in 2005. Her research interests include image-based rendering, virtual reality, 3D modeling, digital geometry processing, etc.

Bingfeng Zhou received his PHD degree in Peking University. He is now a researcher and doctoral supervisor in the Institute of Computer Science and Technology, Peking University. His research interests include virtual reality, color image processing, digital image halftoning, digital geometry processing, image based rendering, none photorealistic rendering, solid modeling, GPU technology and digital video processing.

Date: Friday, December 7th
Time: 10:18am - 10:44am
Venue: G402 (4F, Glass Building)


Summary: We present a simple optical design and CGH rendering method for large eye-box, fully parallax, depth of field included near-eye augmented reality(AR) display in real time and 4K resolution.

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B. 1992 in Malaysia, Chun Wei Ooi is a graduate student pursuing Information Science in University of Tsukuba. His research interest includes optics, computer generated holography, and GPGPU architecture. He also actively participates in siggraph asia student volunteer program for 3 years consecutively.

Naoya Muramatsu is a M.S student in Information Science in University of Tsukuba and an engineering member in Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. His research interest include topics such as machine learning, computer vision, and robotics.

B.1987, PhD (Applied Computer Science / University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies), From 2015, joined University of Tsukuba, School of Library Information and Media Studies as Assistant Professor. He is the head of Digital Nature Laboratory. CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies.inc, From 2017, he works as Advisor to President of University of Tsukuba. On December in 2017, his startup, Pixie Dust Technologies.inc, founded Strategic Platform for Digital Nature in University of Tsukuba and appointed him as Director. Simultaneously, he became Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba.

 

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