Audio-Video Interactive Appliances, Rooms, and systems



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AVIARY: Audio-Video Interactive Appliances, Rooms, and systems, identifies a major research effort pursued by the CVRR team for developing new kinds of devices, interfaces, and systems required for Intelligent Environments. Intelligent or Smart Rooms are spaces that automatically derive and continuously maintain an 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 intelligent environments:

·        Activity analysis in intelligent rooms: the system that is aware of the identities of people present and of their activities. Remote participants and review of past events are supported through a rich interface

·        Multimodal and audio analysis: using both audio and video to achieve a robust performance

·        Televiewing: 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

·        AVIARY: framework and 3D sensing

·        Semantic event databases: databases designed to recognize activities specified using a rich query language