Technical Papers

Computational Sensing & Display

Tuesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Exhibit Hall A Session Chair: Gordon Wetzstein, MIT Media Lab

Pixie Dust: Graphics Generated by Levitated and Animated Objects in a Computational Acoustic-Potential Field

To generate graphics using levitated small objects, this method expands the acoustic manipulation method by changing the distribution of the acoustic-potential field. The approach makes available many expressions (for example, expression by materials and nondigital appearance), and the expressions are levitated in mid-air.

Yoichi Ochiai
The University of Tokyo

Takayuki Hoshi
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Jun Rekimoto
The University of Tokyo

Learning to Be a Depth Camera for Close-Range Human Capture and Interaction

This paper describes a technique for learning to estimate absolute, pixel-wise depth values from a conventional, monocular color camera, with minor hardware modifications. The algorithm converts any camera into a real-time depth camera, without the power consumption, bulk, and expense typical of current depth sensors.

Sean Ryan Fanello
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Cem Keskin
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Shahram Izadi
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Pushmeet Kohli
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Jamie Shotton
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Antonio Criminisi
Microsoft Research Cambridge

David Kim
Microsoft Research Cambridge

David Sweeney
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Sing Bing Kang
Microsoft Research Redmond

Temporal Frequency Probing for 5D Analysis of Global Light Transport

This analysis of light propagation in an unknown scene using projectors and cameras that operate at transient timescales improves geometry reconstruction and light-in-flight imaging.

Matthew O'Toole
University of Toronto

Felix Heide
The University of British Columbia

Lei Xiao
The University of British Columbia

Matthias B. Hullin
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Wolfgang Heidrich
The University of British Columbia

Kiriakos N. Kutulakos
University of Toronto

Compressive Epsilon Photography for Post-Capture Control in Digital Imaging

A technique for achieving post-capture control of focus and aperture in a traditional camera by acquiring a carefully selected set of images (typically 5-10 images) and computationally reconstructing images corresponding to other focus and aperture settings.

Atsushi Ito
Sony Corporation

Salil Tambe
Rice University

Kaushik Mitra
Rice University

Aswin Sankaranarayanan
Carnegie Mellon University

Ashok Veeraraghavan
Rice University

Pinlight Displays: Wide Field of View Augmented-Reality Eyeglasses Using Defocused Point Light Sources

A design for an optical see-through near-eye display that provides a wide field of view (110 degrees) and a compact form factor approaching eyeglasses. The approach uses tiled defocused point light sources coded through a transmissive spatial light modulator to project into the eye.

Andrew Maimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Douglas Lanman
NVIDIA Research

Kishore Rathinavel
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kurtis Keller
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David Luebke
NVIDIA Research

Henry Fuchs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill