Academy of Finland funding to Janne Heikkilä to develop computer vision methods for application of computer-mediated reality

Prof. Janne Heikkilä has received four year research funding for project titled “3D vision based methods for computer-mediated reality”. The funding sum from the Academy of Finland is 490 420 € euros and covers the period 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020.

Computer-mediated reality (CMR) refers to technology that enables manipulating the human perception by means of computer generated data, for example, with wearable displays. This project aims to the development of novel computer vision based methods for creating practical applications of CMR. One of the topics investigated is image-based localization that provides a full six degrees of freedom pose between video frames and corresponding model representations. Another topic is image-based 3D modeling that is needed for producing photorealistic models of the physical objects rendered on the display. In addition, the project contains three case studies for demonstrating the computer vision methods developed in real application scenarios.


Last updated: 25.8.2016