Mar. 13 2018 Farewell party

We have held a farewell party for M2 members. The graduation memorabilia is a colored paint of their names in flower letters and juggling balls. The juggling skills during two years were showed.

Mar. 12, 2018 Symposium on Plenoptic Time-Space Technology

A symposium on plenoptic time-space technology was held at Keio University. Masakiyo has presented a computational photography technique to observe cells such as fetlized egg, which is a collaborated work with Panasonic. The presentation is a complete work of the collaboration which includes the contribution of Fusataka who is now working for Panasonic.

Mar. 5-7, 2018 Shitsukan project meeting

The shitsukan project meeting was held at the Tokyo university, and Profs. Mukaigawa and Kubo presented a new method to measure reflection properties, which is an achievement of Taishi. In the poster session, Prof. Kubo explained the algorithm while showing a real lacquerware with gold leaf.

Mar. 3, 2018 CGVI workshop

Tsuyoshi and Koki presented a method to replicate translucency by using UV printer which can print on 3-D objects with various materials in CGVI workshop held at Phi Cafe in Tokyo. This work is a topic on appearance fabrication, whose goal is, for example, to replicate a realistic salmon-looking object by UV printing on a translucent object, once a slice of salmon is measured.

Feb. 26, 2018 Spring seminar

We have held a spring seminar to study a total flow of measurement of reflection properties and CG application. The glossiness of a smart phone was appropriately expressed as a CG.

Feb. 26, 2018 Award ceremony of CICP2017

Kai's group received the award of CICP2017, which is a competitive student project of NAIST. The unique idea that hand actions are recognized using ToF cameras placed around the wrist like a bracelet was evaluated.

Feb. 24, 2018 Birthday of Prof. Funatomi

We have celebrated the birthday of Prof. Funatomi, after the open campus. We have enjoyed soft cheesecakes.

Feb. 24, 2018 Open campus

The NAIST had the open campus. We have shown new ongoing research achievements such as spherical display and EpiScan system.

Feb. 16, 2018 Congratulations for master thesis defenses

All master thesis defenses were successfully done. The party was held at the favorite Shin-Shin-Kaku Taiwanese restaurant.

Feb. 1, 2018 Visit of Mr. Sakurai

Mr. Sakurai, who is one of the alumnus of our lab and now working for Panasonic, visited our lab. Although today is the deadline of the master thesis, the lab was quiet except for some students.

Jan. 29, 2018 Welcome back Prof. Kubo !

Prof. Kubo came back to our lab, after his one year stay at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He struggled to remember the names of M1 students, regrettably, a lot of Skype meetings did not help him remember their names... We are very sorry about that we prepared the cheap sushi, which he should have been waiting for!

Jan. 18-19, 2018 CVIM workshop

Nobuhiro presented about photometric stereo using thermography at CVIM workshop held at Osaka Prefecture University. This presentation is that the decomposition can be solved by using heat with slower transmission than light.
Daisuke also presented about removing fog effect at measurement with ToF camera. The distance error by fog is corrected by understanding the principle of ToF camera.

Jan. 6, 2018 IWRCV2018

The 12th International Workshop on Robust Computer Vision (IWRCV2018) was held at NAIST. Prof. Tanaka presented a material estimation method using ToF camera, and Tsuyoshi presented a hyperspectral imaging system using faced reflectors. In the poster session, Taishi presented a BRDF measurement, Takehiro presented a non-rigid registration, and Yuki presented a measurement of scattering phase function.