After a massive explosion, Alan Wake has to jump fast in order to avoid debris from falling cars…
Chagall van den Berg brings in tunes and melodies with a sweep of her hand….
As the camera in YLE’s sports studio moves closer, one sees the icy slopes on Alpensia Sliding Centre in PyeongChang just inside the studio….
While the excavator moves, the operator has full control through an intelligent system, which relates motion sensors with 3D models….
It’s all about motion…
Motion is a fundamental category, which characterizes change in time and space. Many scientific disciplines deal with motion in various aspects and we are especially interested in these, supporting and advancing immersive visual technologies. When it comes to visuals, motion is decomposed in primitives such as joints, location coordinates, motion vectors… But can one deconstruct motion, i.e. to selectively dismantle its building components in order to reuse or repurpose them? Or, in a Derridian sense, find the relationship between visual scene and meaning, between appearance and essence, in ‘a kind of thinking that never finds itself at the end…’
CIVIT Tech Day: Motion Deconstructed
We are organizing our next Technology Day on Friday 26.4.2019 at Sähkötalo Auditorium S3. This time, the theme is devoted to Motion. We invite passionate researchers, talented students, industry stakeholders, and everyone interested in Immersive Visual Technologies to take part in the event. Come and enjoy the Presentations from world-renowned experts in the field and experience our inspiring Demos.
We will approach the topic of Motion from the perspectives of computer vision, music, sensing technologies, heavy machinery and media. We will have a short live tutorial on how to capture motion in our full-scale MoCap studi and together with our partners, we will run demos showing the role of motion in Excavation Control and Mixed Reality content creation. Welcome!
- 9:00-9:15 Opening by Anu Juslin, Tampere University and Atanas Gotchev, CIVIT
- 9:15-10:00 “Tell Me How You Look and I’ll Tell You How You Move” by Thiemo Alldieck, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
- 10:00-10:45 “Kinematics of Music-Induced Movement” by Petri Toiviainen, Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- 10:45-11:15 Coffee Break and demos at CIVIT
- 11:15-11:45 “Motion Capture with Optitrack: A live tutorial” by Olli Suominen, CIVIT
- 11:45-12:30 “The Role of Gyroscopes in Motion Sensing” by Jussi Collin, JC Inertial Oy / Tampere University, Finland
- 12:30-13:30 Lunch
- 13:30-14:15 “Motion Sensing for Excavators” by Antti Kolu, Novatron
- 14:15-14:45 “Virtual Studio Solutions” by Mikko Karsisto, Keho Interactive
- 15:00 -> Demos: Mixed Reality Studio, Machine Control by IMUs, etc.; coffee, wine and snacks served at CIVIT meeting area
Sähkötalo Auditorium SA205, S3
Tampere University, Hervanta Campus (Campus Map)
Parking and Arriving: Hervanta Campus is about 7 kilometers from Tampere city centre. Buses number 6, 20, 24, 38 ja 65 drive between the City Centre and Hervanta. Visitors may also park their cars in the car parks that are located next to and in front of the parking garage as well as in the parking garage in Korkeakoulunkatu. Find out more about parking at Hervanta Campus here.
Tell Me How You Look and I'll Tell You How You Move
Human body shape and motion estimation are two sides of the same coin. To be able to fully understand human motion from monocular imagery, we need to understand the shapes of the tracked subjects, too. In my talk, I will motivate why we need better shapes for better tracking. I will demonstrate how 3D bodys helped us to understand human motion better and where these models find their limits. If we want to learn rich models of human shape, motion, and dynamics, we require new approaches that learn from ubiquitous data such as plain RGB-images and video. I continue with discussing recent advances in personalized body shape estimation from monocular video, from a few frames, and even from a single image. We developed effective methods to learn detailed avatars without the need for expensive scanning equipment. These methods are easy to use and enable various VR and AR applications. I will conclude my talk by outlining the next challenges in human shape reconstruction and how this potentially affects human motion estimation.
Kinematics of Music-Induced Movement
Music is commonly regarded as being primarily an auditory phenomenon, and the bulk of research on music perception focuses exclusively on this sensory modality. Only recently have the multimodal aspects of music processing gained significant attention. In addition to the auditory, other sensory modalities such as visual, tactile, and proprioceptive, play a significant role in the processing of musical information. A common feature of the latter modalities is that they rely on corporeal movement.
Examples of the important role of movement in music are abundant. For instance, in most cultures music is associated with dance. Furthermore, we tend to move while listening to music, in particular when the music has a clear pulse. Additionally, corporeal movement is important for the interaction and communication between musicians, helping to maintain synchronization and convey expressive intentions. Lastly, movement is an important ingredient in social interaction associated with music listening. Music can thus be regarded as a fundamentally spatiotemporal phenomenon.
In my talk I will review work on music-induced movement carried out at our lab. Specific topics include kinematics of synchronization to musical beat, influence of musical content and personality on music-induced movement as well as kinematics of movement interaction in spontaneous dance.
Motion Capture with Optitrack: A live tutorial
The Role of Gyroscopes in Motion Sensing
Motion Sensing for Excavators
Digitalization and automation are changing in the field of earthmoving industry. Novatron has been developing machine control systems for mobile machinery for over 25 years. With Novatron’s machine control systems we can track the excavators movements and visualize them together with Buildin Information Models (BIM). I will talk about the benefits this brings to our customers and how it is done. I will also present a glimpse into the future of machine control.
Antti Kolu graduated with MSc (Tech) in Automation and Information Technology from Tampere University of Technology 2010. He continued as a Researcher and Doctoral student at the department of Automation and Hydraulic Engineering (AUT) where his research concentrated on surround sensing, object detection and path planning for intelligent mobile work machines. Has taken part in many academic and industry driven projects. In 2018 he started to work at Novatron as a Motion Planning Scientist where he develops new innovations and world leading solutions for earthmoving automation.
Virtual Studio Solutions
The role of XR in television, as seen through Keho Interactive‘s projects. What will the future hold? What are the breakthrough advances in technology, that we expect in the coming years? Keho Interactive is a Tampere-based company that develops technologies and methods for combining the real and the virtual. The company offers motion capture and other motion-based digital services for television, game and movie industries, sports and performing arts. Keho Interactive’ virtual studio solution is the most flexible Virtual and Augmented Reality studio solution for broadcasting and streaming.
There will be two demo sessions:
The first demo session will be during the coffee break, at 10:45 – 11:15. During that demo session, some of the CIVIT equipment will be demoed. This includes the wide field-of-view light field display, the recently purchased thermal, hyper-spectral and Time-of-flight cameras, the new 8K HDR display and Dolby Atmos sound system. During that session, visitor will witness the setting of the motion capture studio for the main afternoon demo session.
The afternoon demo session will start at 15:00. There will be a mixed reality studio and content creation demo run by Keho Interactive. The demo will involve the CIVIT Motion Capture Studio and will be a logical continuation of the online tutorial run in the morning. In addition, Novatron will demonstrate machine control system involving inertial motion units. The CIVIT’s own demos will be running as well. During the demo session, coffee, wine and snacks will be offered in the CIVIT meeting area (downstairs). Welcome!