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August 6, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Intelligent Agents for Virtual Simulation of Human-Robot Interaction
Speaker: Ning Wang
Host: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
August 9, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Emerging Technologies: An Auto-Multiscopic Projector Array for Interactive Digital Humans
Speaker: Andrew Jones, Koki Nagano, Jay Busch, Xueming Yu, Hsuan-Yueh Peng, Oleg Alexander, Paul Debevec
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Automultiscopic 3D displays allow a large number of viewers to experience 3D content simultaneously without the hassle of special glasses or head gear. This display …

August 10, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
FlashMob: Near-Instant Capture of High-Resolution Facial Geometry and Reflectance
Speaker: Paul Graham, Borom Tunwattanapong, Paul Debevec
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

A near-instant method for acquiring facial geometry, diffuse color, specular intensity, specular exponent, and surface orientation. Six flashes are fired in rapid succession with subsets …

August 10, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Blendshapes From Commodity RGB-D Sensor
Speaker: Dan Casas, Graham Fyffe, Ruizhe Wang, Evan Suma, Ari Shapiro
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

This talk demonstrates a near-automatic technique for generating a set of photorealistic blendshapes from facial scans using commodity RGB-D sensors, such as the Microsoft Kinect …

August 10, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Driving High-Resolution Facial Scans With Video Performance Capture
Speaker: Graham Fyffe, Andrew Jones, Oleg Alexander, Paul Debevec
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Animating facial geometry and reflectance using video performances, borrowing geometry and reflectance detail from high-quality static expression scans. Combining multiple optical-flow constraints weighted by confidence …

August 11, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Real Time Live: My Digital Face
Speaker: Dan Casas USC Institute for Creative Technologies Oleg Alexander USC Institute for Creative Technologies Andrew Feng USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USC Institute for Creative Technologies Graham Fyffe USC Institute for Creative Technologies Ryosuke Ichikari USC Institute for CreativePaul Debevec, Ruizhe Wang, Evan Suma, Ari Shapiro
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

This project puts the capability of producing a photorealistic face into the hands of nearly anyone, without an expensive rig, special hardware, or 3D expertise. …

August 12, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Poster: Creating Near-Field VR Using Stop-Motion Characters and a Touch of Light-Field Rendering
Speaker: Mark Bolas and Colleagues
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

This new type of VR experience and pipeline was created using light-field techniques to provide a rich immersive visual quality for near-field VR. The pipeline …

August 12, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Skin Microstructure Deformation With Displacement Map Convolution
Speaker: Koki Nagano, Graham Fyffe, Oleg Alexander, Paul Debevec
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Synthesizing the effects of skin microstructure deformation by anisotropically filtering a high-resolution displacement map to match normal distribution changes in measured skin samples. Facial animation …

August 13, 2015 | Los Angeles, CA
Scanning and Printing a 3D Presidential Portrait
Speaker: Paul Debevec
Host: The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

State-of-the-art technologies including a custom-built mobile light stage to 3D scan and print President Barack Obama for the nation’s first 3D presidential portrait.

August 16, 2015 | Dallas, TX
ELITE Lite Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP)
Speaker: Matt Trimmer
Host: 41st National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Conference
August 24, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
Virtual Human Toolkit Tutorial
Speaker: Arno Hartholt
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

In order to reach the full potential that intelligent virtual agents offer, they not only require a range of individual capabilities, but also for these …

August 26, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
Poster Presentation: Smart Mobile Virtual Humans: Chat with Me!
Speaker: Anton Leuski, Ari Shapiro
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

In this study, we are interested in exploring whether people would talk with 3D animated virtual humans using a smartphone for a longer amount of …

August 26, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
A Platform for Building Mobile Virtual Humans
Speaker: Anton Leuski, Ari Shapiro
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

We describe an authoring framework for developing virtual humans on mobile applications. The framework abstracts many elements needed for virtual human generation and interaction, such …

August 26, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
Comparing behavior towards humans and virtual humans in a social dilemma
Speaker: Jonathan Gratch
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

Although virtual agents have become more realistic over time, however does this mean that the behavior of humans against virtual agents is similar to that …

August 26, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
Opponent Modeling for Virtual Human Negotiators
Speaker: Jonathan Gratch
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)
August 27, 2015 | Delft, Netherlands
Towards Adaptive, Interactive Virtual Humans in Sigma
Speaker: Volkan Ustun
Host: Fifteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2015)

Sigma is a nascent cognitive architecture/system that combines concepts from graphical models with traditional symbolic architectures. Here an initial Sigma -based virtual human (VH) is …

September 7, 2015 | Osaka, Japan
Exploring Feedback Learning Strategies to Improve Public Speaking: An Interactive Virtual Audience Framework
Speaker: Stefan Scherer
Host: 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)

Good public speaking skills convey strong and effective communication, which is critical in many professions and used in everyday life. The ability to speak publicly …

October 26, 2015 | Brisbane, Australia
A Multimodal Predictive Model of Successful Debaters or How I Learned to Sway Votes
Speaker: Stefan Scherer
Host: ACM Multimedia Conference 2015

Interpersonal skills such as public speaking are essential as sets for a large variety of professions and in everyday life. The ability to communicate in …