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1 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique - Under construction in Europe - Virtual and Mixed Reality for a Rich Media Experience Eric Badique

2 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique On behalf of…. INRIA UCL U.LEEDS IST ADETTI KUL UCL CSELT UPC UPM PHILIPS HHIGMD FHG U.Munchen P.Milano REALVIZ U.GENEVA EPFL INTRACOM RSU Tampere U. VTT MATRA Symah BT BBC SONY Siemens NOKIA Erricson TU. Wien ~ 15 projects ~60 organisations 15 countries

3 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Reality-Virtuality Continuum Mixed Reality Augmented Reality Augmented Virtuality Real environmentVirtual environment

4 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Why Mixed Reality ? Most attractive and modern media exploit a form of mixed reality Enabling technology for the future of media Important investment in AV representation and coding over past 10 years (MPEG…) Significant activities in CG, visualisation, VR Some activities in computer vision Efforts to promote synthetic/natural coding for 5 years + (MPEG-SNHC..) Combines realism of real world pictures with flexibility of CG Multi-disciplinary - good framework for collaborative projects P.Milgram, MR Labs and ISMR99 did provide some inspiration and a framework... … but MR picture was refined over several years MR as main theme for IST WP

5 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Projects portfolio Analyzing and modeling the world Merging Real & Virtual ContentInteractivity Audio-Visual Interactive Services

6 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique RE VE Communication Telepresence VIRTUE AR ARTHUR ARIS Enhanced Narrative Space ALIVE Emotional Interface INTERFACE SAFIRA MEGA Hybrid IB/3D rendering INVIEW 3D modeling (uncalibrated) VISIRE EVENTS Medical Imaging VR-SUR 2nd Gen iTV PISTE MR for training STAR Programme production ORIGAMI Crowd Simulation CROSSES Excavator Simulation SHE Consumption Current IST MR Portfolio interactivity Next gen. Portals SONG

7 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique The full story... Research Standards Content, authoring tools & stories Mixed Reality technologies Applications iTV Culture & art Industry Mobile services IST/KAIII

8 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Research Computer graphics and animation Emotional interfaces Components and systems Human factors and usability -> Guidelines and fitness-for-purpose measures Calibration Background segmentation, reference image management Handling illumination changes and shadow detection Segmentation and object extraction Motion estimation, motion segmentation, structure from motion Tracking (Head-tracking) Disparity and stereo, stereo vision 3D pose estimation and 3D tracking 3D reconstruction, 3D geometry from video. High-level features extraction Data fusion Mosaicking View synthesis and rendering Real-time aspects Benchmarking Image Processing & Computer vision -> Clustering and Bench-marking

9 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Standards Bridging the gap between coding and CG world (MPEG-4- SNHC/VRML/Web3D) Rich media standards for next gen. iTV (DVB/MHP-MPEG- 4) Agents (FIPA) Indexing, search and retrieval (MPEG-7, TV-Anytime..) Ü From low level (shape, size, texture, color..) to semantic information This area is at the forefront of technological developments and should play its standard-pulling role

10 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique MR opportunities Completely new markets ? Provides bandwidth hungry applications: Distributed mixed reality environments are the essence of future communication services - provide requirements for future networks Revaluation of manual work through AR Next wave of innovation in industry following CAD and robotics Next generation of interactive TV AR as new telescope and microscope of the 21st century ? Mixed Reality also to be seen in a wider context: Integration of visualisation and interfaces with mechanics, robotics and appliances

11 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Upcoming FP5 calls IST 7th call (deadline October 17, 2001) –IV.4.2 Mixed realities and new imaging frontiers –III.1.1 Publishing digital content –III.5.1 X-content future –FET Open IST 8th call (November 15, deadline February 21, 2002) –IV.5.1 Networked audio-visual systems and services –CPA 15 Technology platforms for cultural and arts creative expressions

12 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique WP CPA15: Technology platforms for cultural and artistic creative expressions Generic platforms for artistic and cultural content creation.... in media production, cultural assets exploitation, artistic design, contemporary arts and performance. Exploit technologies for virtual, augmented and mixed realities, new displays, multisensory and multimodal interfaces. Involve independent artists, young talents, cultural designers and creators. Invent new forms of content and applications.

13 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique FP6: Media Futures - From information to experience? Context and enhanced interactivity, storytelling Multi-sensor(y) data collection (including real-time) Visualisation (including 3D, VR and Mixed Reality etc..) Delivery over heterogeneous networks (including broadcasting) Databases, knowledge management & statistics Metadata Personalisation (including multi-linguality)

14 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique ImTV CD TV Interactive TV VoD VCR Rock concert Football Theatre Cinema IMAX Consumer electronicsReal live events Immersive TV: Closing the Gap to Live Sensation Sensation Costs [Source: ITC]

15 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique We need High fidelity representation of the (MR) world Use our five senses Continuous acquisition of data about the world around us Assimilation of data with information and knowledge from the past Organising information in a way that people experience, by time and space and around concepts, not keywords. Storytelling to play a central role ?

16 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique First experiences Portal for live sport events / tracking and alarm – integration with database for past and future events (Praja.com) 24 hours boats tracking - race around the world - stats and AV coms Cars tracking and inclusion in a game in real-time – merging broadcasting and gaming (Kalisto) Multi-camera recording - possibility to choose viewing angle (Superball 2000, Kanade) Augmentation of sport (other) TV broadcasting with interactive elements (3D, animation, statistics etc…- eg. IST Piste project) Enhanced narrative spaces (IST Art.Live)... Emphasis on integration Powerful concept for new media FP6 Contributions welcome

17 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique 3Focus 3Added-value 3Clear objectives 3Multi-disciplinarity 3Address fundamental issues 3Standards and interoperability 3Concentrate on generic aspects 3Enabling technology as opposed to technological gadgetry If you want to be part of IST...

18 Virtual Storytelling 2001, Avignon - E. Badique Contacts Information Society Technologies Mixed Reality - Project descriptions - Reference documents - Info on events


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