ALLS Lecture Series, 31 August 2017

The ALLS Lecture Series
Thursday, 31 August 2017, 3:00 to 4:30
Ateneo de Manila University, F-223


Advances in RGB-camera based hand tracking and gesture recognition
Antonio Rafael Umali

While hand tracking and gesture recognition is relatively easy to perform using specialized equipment and sensors, achieving it in a more human-like manner, that is from pure RGB vision, has proven to be a difficult task. This talk will discuss and focus on real-time methods for hand tracking and gesture recognition using fast feature detection and hand model construction. This talk will also discuss interpreting different hand gestures based on the model state and using them as inputs for various applications.

Antonio Rafael Umali finished his BS in Computer Science, majoring in Interactive Multimedia at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2013. He spent 1 year working at a game development startup, called Skillshot Labs, before moving to the Worcester, Massachusetts to pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014. He graduated with his masters, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in 2016. His graduate master’s thesis was accepted as a publication at ICRA 2017, and was presented last June 2017. Antonio Rafael Umali is currently working at the Ateneo de Manila University as a part time lecturer and project assistant, working on a hand-gesture recognition project.

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