Seminarios del Máster in Robotics, Graphics and Computer Vision

El miércoles 24 de abril de 2024 se celebrarán dos seminarios.


- A las 12.00 en el Aula A07 del Edificio Ada Byron se desarrollará el seminario "Geolocalization as a service", a cargo de Dorian Gálvez López. Senior Computer Vision Engineer at NIANTIC, Inc.


Bio: Dorian obtained his PhD on computer vision for localization in SLAM in 2013, in the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zaragoza and also at the Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, and The George Washington University (DC) in USA.


Dorian moved from academia to industry in 2015 to work as a Senior Computer Vision Researcher at Paracosm, a start-up based in Florida. We launched the hand-held device PX-80 to perform 3D reconstruction of large environments with fisheye, lidar and IMU sensors. After that, I joined Intel RealSense, where we released the Intel® RealSense™ Tracking Camera T265 in 2019, a SLAM-on-a-chip device. Dorian is currently Senior Computer Vision Engineer at Niantic. His main interests are on Computer vision and Software engineering, in particular on the topics of Real-time localization for visual SLAM and Object recognition for augmented reality.


Abstract: Visual Positioning Systems (VPS) combine Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) and 3D Reconstruction to offer geolocalization as a service to developers of augmented reality experiences, video games, mobile vehicles, etc., on camera-equipped devices. In addition to the local positioning provided by typical visual SLAM systems, a global VPS can also accurately locate the user in the world by integrating the coverage of GPS sensors with the precision of SLAM systems.


This talk provides an overview of the technology and algorithms that support VPS systems and explores the functionalities that platforms in the market offer to developers, enabling them to build their solutions without requiring an in-depth understanding of computer vision.


- A las 13.00 en el Aula A07 del Edificio Ada Byron se desarrollará el seminario "Democratizing the Access to AI through Egocentric Vision" a cargo de Antonino Furnari, assistant prof. at University of Catania, Italy.


Bio: : Antonino Furnari is a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Catania. He received a PhD degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2017 from the same institution and spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Bristol. He has been working on First Person (Egocentric) Computer Vision since 2014 and he is part of the EPIC-KITCHENS and EGO4D teams. His research focuses on understanding human activity and future intent from egocentric video.


Abstract: Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence have seen a surge in popularity in the last years thanks to important technological and algorithmic breakthroughs. While the public starts confronting with the paradigm shift involved in the widespread adoption of such new technology, access to AI is still limited to few individuals and mediated through devices, such as computers and smartphones, which detach humans from the reality. To democratize access to AI, we need to build systems which can perceive the world as humans do and swiftly provide them feedback while they are still engaged in their activities, without requiring any context switch. In this talk, we'll see how egocentric vision, i.e., the analysis of images, videos and multimodal data captured from the user's point of view, can answer this call. We'll discuss the challenges and opportunities provided by the field, point out the scientific contributions and the technological tools which make research in this field possible, showcase the main applications, and highlight the open research questions.