NLPR visit

Prof van den Hengel will visit China’s National Laboratory for Pattern Recognition in early June to give a seminar and identify opportunities for collaboration. According to their web site

The National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR) at the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established in 1987 to become one of the first state key laboratories in China.  Currently, the faculty consists of 29 staff researchers supported by a team of 5 technicians and secretaries. Almost all staff researchers possess a PhD degree. The NLPR currently has 90 MSc and 148 PhD students, 9 post-doctoral fellows and about 40 visiting researchers from China and overseas.

The talk title will be

Reconstruction and recognition for realistic augmented reality

The abstract:

Augmented reality involves the rendering of synthetic content into live video.  The believable augmentation of reality requires that synthetic content interacts realistically with the real objects visible in this video.  This means that real objects should occlude synthetic content which is at a greater distance, that synthetic labels should appear to adhere to real objects, and that synthetic objects should appear to bounce off the real environment where appropriate.  In order to achieve these results the AR system needs to know what objects are visible, where they are relative to the camera, and what their shape is.  This talk presents a range of approaches to this problem based on analysis of the incoming video stream, and particularly focussing on online reconstruction and recognition.

A virtual ‘mole’ appears from within a real object as part of the Jiim agumented reality system
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