CVIG "Computer Vision Interaction and Graphics" is CCG’s domain of applied research, intrinsically linked to computer vision and computer graphics. The integration of both of these scientific domains allows the study and development of technological innovative solutions, across all the development cycle, from the signal acquisition to its interpretation and correspondent output action. The CVIG team as a vast experience in R&D and counts several successful projects in its fields of appliance.
CVIG is supported by three key topics of expertise:
- Computer Vision;
- Computer Graphics;
- Human-Machine Interaction.
To which we add and highlight three technological modules:
- Virtual Reality
- Augmented reality
- Virtual Actors
In Computer Vision relevant information is extracted from images. CVIG works mainly in the following subjects: Electronic Surveillance (detection, tracking, and recognition of people or vehicles), Medical Image, Object Recognition and Industry applications;
In computer graphics, the development of virtual actors (avatars), serious games, and virtual reality navigation solutions are the main topics of choice.
Human-Machine Interaction using natural user interfaces as input and avatars as output are two of the most important human-machine interfaces to CVIG.
In a world more and more virtual every day, CVIG explores the virtual reality concept through the development of immersive experiences, experienced by virtual reality goggles (e.g.: oculus RIFT), adapting the real to the virtual world.
CVIG develops augmented reality applications. These, either targeting PCs or mobile devices, allow the simulation of real world objects by means of virtual models imposed in the world surrounding us.
Virtual Actors represent a natural way to communicate information and to position the interaction from machines to people in a much more natural perspective. CVIG has developed through the course of the last years, the technologies needed to generate/createvisually high quality virtual actors for different scenarios, including its application to low end devices.
At CCG, CVIG implements R&D in straight cooperation with other R&D laboratories and universities. This cooperation allows the adoption of a strongly committed approach focused on the resolution of multidisciplinary problems found in several projects, at the same time that new R&D challenges are identified for and by the researchers.