SIGGRAPH TV Movies of some of the S 2001 Emerging Technology Exhibits
These movies were made by SIGGRAPH TV at SIGGRAPH 2001.
Note: All files are in the Mpeg format.
Alpha-Wolf (7.5 mbytes)
Chair's Prerogative Exhibit
This installation, featuring compelling characters with a novel multi-person interface in an expressive graphical setting, allows participants to interact socially with a pack of autonomous wolves. It is an extension of previous work by the MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Characters Group on creation of autonomous virtual creatures.
- Interactive synthetic social behavior
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA
Micro Archiving (9.6 Mbytes)
Micro Archiving enables digital archives of small objects like insects. This application demonstrates Micro Archiving's easy acquisition of high-definition 3D models and displays an interactive environment in which visitors interact with virtual bugs.
- High-resolution digitizing of shape and color for tiny objects
5322 Endo Fujisawa
Kanagawa 252-8520 JAPAN
sensingChair (14.8 Mbytes)
An office chair that senses its occupant through a layer of "artificial skin." The sensingChair opens up new opportunities for human-computer interactions.
- Chair-based HCI
- Real-time classification of seated posture
Displays (9.5 Mbytes)
An everywhere displays projector uses a rotating mirror to project information onto any surface in an environment. User interaction is detected by a video camera so no physical contact with any computer device is required. In this playful demonstration, an ED projector helps visitors collaboratively render an image composed of M&Ms.
- Responsive projection of information onto real world surfaces
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
P.O. Box 218
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 USA
EnhancedDesk (10.3 Mbytes)
This augmented desk interface system provides novel man-machine interfaces based on direct manipulation of both real and projected objects with human hands and fingers.
- User-specified object recognition
- Overlay of interactive functionality
- Fast and accurate real-time video tracking of multiple hands and fingers
Enhanced Reality: A New Frontier for Computer
Entertainment (8.4 Mbytes)
A new form of computer entertainment that enables movie-like special effects by mixing live video input and computer graphics in real time (Augmented-reality but with an entertainment focus). Participants interact with a virtual character, play with virtual butterflies, and have a "magic" duel.
- Intelligent natural interfaces
- Video input
- Collaborative, real-time situated awareness
OttoAndIris.com (10.7 Mbytes)
Chair's Prerogative Exhibit
A playful theme park filled with fun activities in a 3D world. The core elements of the theme park are two autonomous, real-time interactive characters with individual personalities constructed from believable-agent and interactive-drama technology developed by Zoesis Studios, a spin-off of the Oz project at Carnegie Mellon University.
- Highly interactive, personality-rich autonomous characters
- Interactive dramatic guidance
- Interactive music
- Web-based online delivery
RobotPHONE: RUI for Interpersonal Communication (11.4 Mbytes)
A user interface that uses robots as physical avatars for interpersonal communication. It enables users in remote locations to communicate and interact with each other by exchanging the shape and motion of the robot.
- Cooperative mechanical and interpersonal communication via robotic interfaces
Riding the Net (10.5 Mbytes)
In this speech-based image browser, an interactive window displays a collection of constantly updated images derived from the Internet. As users speak into voice-input devices, keywords generate downloads of corresponding images. Users can interact with the images on the window's surface.
- Voice-driven image retrieval of data mined from the Internet
- Touch-screen intervention