Technology in Every
PEACH is a synergy of various technologies at the vanguard of research.
Bringing these technologies together and creating systems that enhance
the appreciations of cultural institutions and works of art is the main
focus of our project. The specific areas of research include:
Software Technologies for
Multimedia Distributed Systems
Design of a multi-agent architecture and a software platform to support
multiple users that simultaneously move in the environment and interact
with many applications.
Adaptive and Proactive Technologies
for Contextualized Presentations
Design and experimentation of techniques for generating context-aware
presentations and planning the behavior of lifelike characters. Search
for information (texts, images, etc.) in the chosen domain and metadata
preparation. Preview the prototype.
Speech Interaction for Children
Development of speech recognition technology for children
and design of human-computer interfaces based on voice interaction that
allows children to interact playfully in natural language. A corpus of
speech signals will be collected.
Improvement of the present performances of distant-talking speech recognition
through the use of microphone arrays and the placement of microphones
in the environment.
Study of ultrasonic analysis techniques to locate single visitors in the
environment. Study of distributed multi-microphony for virtual reconstruction
of 3D audio. Experimental use of silicon sensors for acoustics.
Design and test of algorithm based on the integration of passive vision
and low resolution laser telemetry to track persons in a physical space
and to interpret gestures. Experimentation with technology for overlaying
computer-generated graphics to real scenes.
Sensors for 3D Vision
Adaptation/manufacturing of an electro-optical sensor to be integrated
in existing 3D vision systems. Reconstruction of a simple environment
from photogrammetric and/or telemetric surveys.