Technologies straight out of movies like Minority Report are now becoming a reality with gestural interfaces, wall sized touch sensitive displays, multiuser interactive media tables, and incredibly scalable user collaboration software now on the market.Traditional presentation technologies revolve around standard keyboards and mouse emulation devices, but many emerging and exciting technologies allow for more intuitive interaction and efficient demonstrations and meetings. To support Virtual Manufacturing Enterprise Group (VME) pilot implementations and demonstrations, intensive research has been performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on currently available large-scale presentation and collaborative human interfaces.
Many of these systems use computer vision techniques for hand, glove or laser pointer tracking, and some allow for multiple simultaneous users with software that allows for the analyzing and sharing of images, videos and other interactive remote content. A few of the most promising of these technologies may be implemented in the Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Networking Testbed Facility at NIST to interface with projected screens displaying complex and detailed VME simulations. I plan to provide a survey of these solutions that I researched while at NIST.
Cody Dunne, ’07 Manderson, WY
Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics
Sponsor: Andrew Wildenberg