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9.17.2014 6:15 pm to 10:00 pm PDT | Event

Event – Tangible & Modular Input Device For Character Articulation (London)

London VES members and their guests are invited to a presentation of cutting-edge technology from the Interactive Geometry Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH).
Tangible and Modular Input Device for Character Articulation

Presented by two of the project’s researchers Dr. Daniele Panozzo and Dr. Olga Sorkine-Hornung
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Drinks at 6:15PM, Presentation at 7:00PM
Double Negative Visual Effects
160 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QA
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(Please allow extra time to check in with the reception.)

Colloquially known as the Input Puppet, their device is composed of interchangeable, hot-pluggable parts. Embedded sensors measure the device’s pose at rates suitable for real-time editing and animation.

The project has garnered much attention, with articles in WIRED Magazine and Gizmag. Most recently, the device was featured at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver.

The team will be on hand to present their work, give a hands-on demo of the device, and answer questions.

Prof. Dr. Olga Sorkine-Hornung earned her BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, and PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. She then received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship and spent two years as a postdoc at the Technical University of Berlin.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, leading the Interactive Geometry Lab at the Institute of Visual Computing.

Dr. Daniele Panozzo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Genova. His academic career took him to the University of Maryland, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, before completing his PhD at the University of Genova. In 2013, he won the EUROGRAPHICS Annual Award for Best PhD Thesis.

He is currently a senior researcher at ETH Zurich, where he works at the Interactive Geometry Lab.

For more information on the Input Puppet:
Watch this video
Download the paper
Visit their website

This event is sponsored by Atomic Arts