Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First Award to Greek researchers in the Gesture Recognition Challenge contest

Researchers at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), received the First Award in the Gesture Recognition Challenge contest with their work, Giving a hand to Kinect. The contest was recently organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2012 in Tsukuba, Japan and was sponsored by Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. The awarded work is part of the Computer Vision research that is carried out at FORTH-ICS.

 The goal of Computer Vision is to develop technical systems with visual capabilities, i.e. machines that are able to perceive and understand aspects of their environment through image processing and analysis.

The developed methodology performs 3D tracking of human hands and hand-gesture recognition. At a practical level, this technology enables human-machine interaction, without requiring special training or other assistive devices.

Τhe range of possible applications is very broad. Several European, American and Asian companies have already expressed interest in using this technology as a base for the development of applications in the fields of healthcare, education, automatic sign language understanding, interactive games development, automated robot programming, etc. The research team includes Nikolaos Kyriazis, Iason Oikonomidis, Pashalis Padeleris and Antonis Argyros.

Sources: Greek News Agenda, Antonis Argyros YouTube channel

* Thanks Kathy K. for the information!

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