Intelligent or Smart
Rooms are spaces that automatically derive and maintain
continuous awareness of the space, its composition and
events and activities taking place in them. We have
pursued several research directions that together
provide the technology for comprehensive and robust
Analysis in Intelligent Rooms: The system that is
aware of the identities of people present and of their
activities. Remote participants are supported as well as
the review of past events through its rich interface.
Multimodal and Audio Analysis:
Using both audio and video to achieve a robust
Virtual view generation using multiple omnidirectional
video streams and seamless merging of high resolution
rectilinear images with low resolution omnidirectional
images which provide wide coverage.
Semantic Event Databases:
Databases designed to recognize activities specified
using a rich query language. These databases store
abstracted past states (events) of the intelligent
environment and active sensory networks. These can be
flexibly queried using a powerful language for
characterizing complex activities as the spatio-temporal
compositions of semantic activities.