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We introduced four Oculus Quest2 headsets etc. for research. Oculus Quest2 "etc." Read more
We are calling for applicants for Assistant Professor position at Cybernetics and Reality Engineering (CARE) Laboratory, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Please read the public advertisement below and submit your application by December 25th (Friday), 2020. Public Advertisement for Assistant Professor, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science Read more
Mr. Cong, Mr. Kobayashi, Mr. Kawabe, and Mr. Nishizawa (M2) gave following presentations at an MVE workshop held in Hakodate and online on October 12th and 13th. Mr. Cong's presentation was recognized as the best paper among those submitted to the MVE workshop and won the MVE Award. In addition, Mr. Kawabe won the Best Moriagest Award (who livened up the discussion the most), and Prof. Read more
4 students (1 D1 and 3 M1) have joined CARE Lab this fall! Welcome! All but Zhang will study remotely from their countries due to covid-19. Johannes Schirm (D1) Pornsomchai Sorapon (M1) Kannappan Vinayak Teoh (M1) Zhang Yuxian (M1) Read more
Mr. Zhang Yan (D2) will give an oral presentation on his work below at a top conference on augmented reality, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2020. Conventional optical see-through HMDs have a narrow field of view and it is difficult to control the occlusion on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The proposed HMD has succeeded in achieving both an extremely wide field of view Read more
In September, 2020, we welcomed three interns; Mr. Ishizuka from National Institute of Technology, Yonago College, Mr. Shimokubo from National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, and Mr. Hatakeyama from Waseda University. Mr. Ishizuka did the internship entirely online for two weeks and learnt how to use Unity and Vuforia to detect hand-drawn illustrations, make them float and animate in mid-air, and realize an AR shooting game. Read more
4 M1 students, Yoshimitsu, Yoshimura, Fukuda, and Uno participated in the IVRC 2020 SEED STAGE. For the IVRC, they created a system named Kusugutte-mina that enables a user to tickle himself/herself with ones' own hands. (Participant's voice) "Although we were not able to go to the next LEAP STAGE, it was a very good experience for us. From now on, we'll do our best for own Read more
The old blinds in the lab were replaced with colorful curtains.   Read more
The Summer Seminar was held from August 19 (Monday) to 21 (Friday). At the Summer Seminar, participants worked on application development like the followings. Use an M5Stack Gray to acquire motion data of the 9-axis sensor, and then classify the user motion in real-time by using a few machine learning algorithms. Use Unity and Vuforia to detect hand-drawn illustrations, make them float and animate in mid-air, Read more
We held a Joint Workshop with Kuroda Lab of Tsukuba University on August 21, 2020. Kuroda Lab is a new laboratory established last year in Tsukuba University, aiming at social implementation of technology in the medical field and everyday life based on the concept of "creating the next generation of life and society with advanced information engineering technology." From our lab, Mr. Hagimori (D1), Mr. Kobayashi (M2), Read more
The following book, which teaches you a wide range of theoretical and practical aspects of augmented reality, has been published by McGraw-Hill in August 2020. It has 520 pages and is extremely informative, especially for those who actually work with their hands. It may only be available on Amazon India yet, but it has a high 5-star rating. Chetankumar G. Shetty, a visiting researcher in our Read more
We introduced five HoloLens2 for research. Read more
Kizashi Nakano (D1) has been accepted to the 4th member of Kuma Foundation (The Creator Scholarship). Kuma Foundation HP:https://kuma-foundation.org/student/kizashi-nakano Read more
We introduced five Varjo XR-1 headsets for research. Read more
Mr. Hasegawa gave a presentation at DICOMO 2020 (Multimedia, Distributed, Cooperative, and Mobile Symposium) and received Young Researcher Award. Presented paer Eiichi Hasegawa, Naoya Isoyama, Nobuchika Sakata, and Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, "Effects of video speed on smart glasses to viewer's working speed" Message from Mr. Hasegawa "Originally, the conference was supposed to be held in Kochi Prefecture, however, it was held online because of COVID-19. I was Read more
The 2020 NAIST Open Campus was held as a Virtual Open Campus using VR technology. CARE Lab cooperated fully with IMDLab and other laboratories to realize the event, especially for the maintenance of 360-degree video content, the holding of VR concierge using the VR SNS platform Cluster, and the design of the VR goggles. In addition, Mr. Nishizawa (M2) of our laboratory created an AR web Read more
Mr. Nakano (D1) has been certified as an IPA Mito Super Creator in 2019. Congratulations! Project Title: Design of food experience in VR space IPA Mito HP: https://www.ipa.go.jp/jinzai/mitou/2019/20200528.html Creator Introduction: https://www.ipa.go.jp/files/000082593.pdf Read more
8 M1 students have joined CARE Lab this spring! Uno Takuma Kato Taiki Kono Mayuka Baba Takeru Fukuda Akihisa Fukumoto Naoya Yoshimitsu Masahiro Yoshimura Kazuma Read more
Mr. Higashi (M1) has taken an oversea internship at one of the most renowned research institute on AR, HIT Lab NZ of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand from February 5th to March 13th, 2020. He studied on synchronizing facial expressions of a virtual avatar and the real user so that it becomes able to be estimate the user's emotional status from the virtual avatar's Read more
Mr. Nakano and Mr. Koshi gave a presentation at Interaction 2020 on March 9th, 10th, 11th, 2020. Detail: http://www.interaction-ipsj.org/proceedings/2020/data/bib/INT20012.html Paper: http://www.interaction-ipsj.org/proceedings/2020/data/pdf/INT20012.pdf Introduction movie: http://www.interaction-ipsj.org/proceedings/2020/data/movie/INT20012.mp4 HP: https://www.interaction-ipsj.org/2020/ Read more
We held a farewell party for graduating students. Read more
We had Open Campus on February 22, 2020, and introduced our laboratory and demonstrated our research to so many visitors. Thank you for very much for coming! Read more
On December 23rd, 2019, we held and enjoyed an year-end party at Osakana Stand Yuji Fuse. Only laboratory has only three years' of history, but many new students have joined us and the party was so lively this year. Read more
Mr. Kawabe, Mr. Hasegawa, and Mr. Higashi (all M1) gave a presentation at Ubiquitous Wearable Workshop (UWW) 2019 on December 20th and 21st, 2019. Read more