• Emerging Technologies Fact Sheet & Bios

    Program Schedule: Tuesday, 28 November – Thursday, 30 November

    Chair: Takuji Narumi

    University of Tokyo, Japan

    Dr. Takuji Narumi is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. His research interests broadly include perceptual modification and human augmentation with virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. He invented a novel haptic display, olfactory display, taste display and satiety display by utilizing cross-modal interactions. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2011.

    Co-Chair: Borom Tunwattanapong

    Ratchathani University, Thailand

    Dr. Borom Tunwattanapong is a vice president of administration at Ratchathani University and a CEO/Co-founder of Lumio 3D Co., Ltd, a company specializing in 3D reflectance and geometry scanning system and programmable machine vision cameras. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Southern California in 2014. His research specialties are in reflectance and geometry acquisition system, image-based rendering and rapid prototyping. His contribution toward computer graphics research includes image based relighting, reflectance scanning, texture synthesis and geometry acquisition.

    Fast Facts                                                                                                                

    • SIGGRAPH Asia 2017’s Emerging Technologies program received a total 51 submissions from Asia (Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan) and beyond (Australia, Scotland, Italy and USA).
    • The Emerging Technologies Committee accepted a total of 16 submissions from Asia and Europe (2 from Australia, 1 from Scotland, 12 from Japan, and 1 from Thailand)
    • This year, more demonstrations are related to Virtual Reality and Embodied Interaction.

    Quote from Takuji Narumi, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Emerging Technologies Co-Chair:


    “Emerging Technologies is the place to experience future technologies! This year, we will be showcasing several demonstrations in virtual and augmented reality, which will change the way we experience games, movies and photos. Please come visit us at SIGGRAPH Asia experience hall to learn more.”


    SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Emerging Technologies Program Highlights

    • Tangible UI by Object and Material Classification with Radar

      Authors(s):Hui-Shyong Yeo, Barrett Ens, Aaron Quigley, University of St Andrews, Scotland
      Description: Radar signals penetrate, scatter, absorb and reflect energy into proximate objects; where ground penetrating and aerial radar systems are well established. This team describes a highly accurate system based on a combination of monostatic radar (Google Soli), supervised machine learning to support object and material classification based UIs.
    • Swinging 3D Lamps: A Projection Technique to Create 3D Illusions on a Static 2D Image

    Authors(s): Nami Ogawa, Jotaro Shigeyama, Takuji Narumi, Michitaka Hirose, University of Tokyo, Japan

    Description: This team realizes a multiuser and naked-eye three-dimensional (3D) display technique using a common projector and printed media. This technique creates 3D optical illusions of motion parallax by superimposing dynamic luminance patterns on a static two-dimensional image in a real environment.

    • Magic Table: Deformable Props Using Visuo Haptic Redirection

    Authors(s): Keigo Matsumoto, Takeru Hashimoto, Junya Mizutani, Hibiki Yonahara, Ryohei Nagao, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Description: This team demonstrates a novel virtual reality system that can transform objects using visuo-haptic redirected walking techniques. These techniques enable us to transform a square table in the real world into an equilateral triangle or a regular pentagonal table in virtual environments.

    • ThermoReality: Thermally Enriched Head Mounted Displays for Virtual Reality

    Authors(s): Roshan Peiris, Zikun Chen, Wei Peng, Kouta Minamizawa, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, Japan

    Description: This team presents “ThermoReality”, a system that can provide co-located thermal haptic feedback with head mounted displays. In the ThermoReality, we integrate five thermal modules (consisting of peltier elements) on the facial interface of a commercially available head mounted display.

    • CoVAR: A Collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality System for Remote Collaboration

    Authors(s): Thammathip Piumsomboon, Youngho Lee, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia, Australia

    Description: This team presents CoVAR, a novel remote collaborative system using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology supporting natural communication cues. CoVAR enables an AR user to capture and share their local environment with a remote user in VR to collaborate on spatial tasks in shared space.


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