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  •  NEWS   MERL presents 5 papers at ICIP 2017, Anthony Vetro serves as general co-chair
    Date: September 17, 2017 - September 20, 2017
    Where: Beijing, China
    MERL Contacts: Petros Boufounos; Robert Cohen; Chen Feng; Dehong Liu; Hassan Mansour; Huifang Sun; Yuichi Taguchi; Dong Tian; Anthony Vetro
    Research Areas: Multimedia, Computer Vision, Computational Geometry, Computational Sensing, Digital Video
    Brief
    • MERL presented 5 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), which was held in Beijing, China from September 17-20, 2017. ICIP is a flagship conference of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and approximately 1300 people attended the event. Anthony Vetro served as General Co-chair for the conference.
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  •  AWARD   Fujisankei Newspaper Gold and Bronze Medal Advertisement Award
    Date: September 30, 2015
    Awarded to: Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MELCO) advertisements based on 3D reconstruction received a Gold medal and a Bronze medal in the Fujisankei Newspaper. "Will I fit?", "He'll fit just fine.", and "Oops, did you think in 3D?".
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  •  NEWS   3D reconstruction on Tokyo TV
    Date: February 20, 2015
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
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  •  NEWS   R&D 100 Award for MELFA-3D Vision system
    Date: July 11, 2014
    Where: R&D Magazine
    MERL Contacts: Yuichi Taguchi; Jay Thornton
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • A team with members from MERL, ATC, and Meiden received an R&D 100 award for its work on Mitsubishi Electric's MELFA-3D Vision system for industrial robot arms. This system completely automates bin picking a task for picking up parts that are randomly placed in a bin and aligning their poses for assembly processes.
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2013: 3 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, C. Oncel Tuzel, Amit K. Agrawal and Ming-Yu Liu
    Date: June 23, 2013
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Single Image Calibration of Multi-Axial Imaging Systems" by Agrawal, A. and Ramalingam, S., "Joint Geodesic Upsampling of Depth Images" by Liu, M-Y, Tuzel, O. and Taguchi, Y. and "Manhattan Junction Catalogue for Spatial Reasoning of Indoor Scenes" by Ramalingam, S., Pillai, J.K., Jain, A. and Taguchi, Y. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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  •  NEWS   ICRA 2013: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: May 14, 2013
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Point-Plane SLAM for Hand-Held 3D Sensors" by Taguchi, Y., Jian, Y-D, Ramalingam, S. and Feng, C. was presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA)
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  •  NEWS   ISMAR 2012: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: November 5, 2012
    Where: International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "SLAM Using Both Points and Planes for Hand-Held 3D Sensors" by Taguchi, Y., Jian, Y.-D., Ramalingam, S. and Feng, C. was presented at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)
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  •  NEWS   ECCV 2012: 3 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Tyler W. Garaas, Srikumar Ramalingam, C. Oncel Tuzel and Amit K. Agrawal
    Date: October 7, 2012
    Where: European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Motion-Aware Structured Light Using Spatio-Temporal Decodable Patterns" by Taguchi, Y., Agrawal, A. and Tuzel, O., "Rainbow Flash Camera: Depth Edge Extraction Using Complementary Colors" by Taguchi, Y. and "Monocular Visual Odometry and Dense 3D Reconstruction for On-Road Vehicles" by Zhu, M., Ramalingam, S., Taguchi, Y. and Garaas, T. were presented at the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
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  •  NEWS   International Journal of Computer Vision: publication by Yuichi Taguchi and Srikumar Ramalingam
    Date: September 27, 2012
    Where: International Journal of Computer Vision
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "A Theory of Minimal 3D Point to 3D Plane Registration and Its Generalization" by Ramalingam, S. and Taguchi, Y. was published in International Journal of Computer Vision
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  •  TALK   Challenges on shape acquisition of moving object
    Date & Time: Friday, August 17, 2012; 12:00 PM
    Speaker: Prof. Hiroshi Kawasaki, Kagoshima University
    MERL Host: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • In this talk, I will introduce an overview of my research projects on 3D shape acquisition of moving object. The talk mainly focuses on two parts, the first one is about our 3D shape acquisition technique using projector and camera system and the second is entire shape acquisition using multi-view pro-cam system. I also briefly cover the following topics:

      -- Theory of shape from coplanarity technique
      -- Texture recovery method on pro-cam system
      -- Future plan on medical application of our scanner

      Those researches are jointly researched by Prof. Katushi Ikeuchi (Univ. of Tokyo), Prof. Ryo Furukawa (Hiroshima city Univ) and Prof. Ryusuke Sagawa (AIST).
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  •  TALK   Applications of Mobile Augmented Reality and Pervasive Computing in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
    Date & Time: Tuesday, July 10, 2012; 11:00 AM
    Speaker: Prof Vineet Kamat, University of Michigan
    MERL Host: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • This talk will present ongoing research at the University of Michigan Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE) that is exploring applications of mobile pervasive computing and visualization in design, engineering, and construction. Findings from three specific research projects will be presented: Interactive Visualization of Construction Operations in Mobile Outdoor Augmented Reality; Rapid Building Damage Evaluation using Augmented Reality and Structural Simulation; and Location-Aware Contextual Information Access and Retrieval for Rapid On-Site Decision Making. In each case, the development of fundamental algorithms, their implementation as reusable and modular software, and their implementation in the engineering applications will be described.
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2012: 4 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and Amit K. Agrawal
    Date: June 16, 2012
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Connecting the Dots in Multi-Class Classification: From Nearest Subspace to Collaborative Representation" by Chi, Y. and Porikli, F., "Decomposing Global Light Transport using Time of Flight Imaging" by Wu, D., O'Toole, M., Velten, A., Agrawal, A. and Raskar, R., "Changedetection.net: A New Change Detection Benchmark Dataset" by Goyette, N., Jodoin, P.-M., Porikli, F., Konrad, J. and Ishwar, P. and "A Theory of Multi-Layer Flat Refractive Geometry" by Agrawal, A., Ramalingam, S., Taguchi, Y. and Chari, V. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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  •  NEWS   ICRA 2012: 3 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, Amit K. Agrawal, C. Oncel Tuzel and Ming-Yu Liu
    Date: May 14, 2012
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Voting-based Pose Estimation for Robotic Assembly Using a 3D Sensor" by Choi, C., Taguchi, Y., Tuzel, O., Liu, M.-Y. and Ramalingam, S., "Convex Bricks: A New Primitive for Visual Hull Modeling and Reconstruction" by Chari, V., Agrawal, A., Taguchi, Y. and Ramalingam, S. and "Coverage Optimized Active Learning for k - NN Classifiers" by Joshi, A.J., Porikli, F. and Papanikolopoulos, N. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
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  •  NEWS   The International Journal of Robotics Research: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, Tim K. Marks, C. Oncel Tuzel, Ming-Yu Liu and others
    Date: May 8, 2012
    Where: The International Journal of Robotics Research
    MERL Contacts: Tim Marks; Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Fast Object Localization and Pose Estimation in Heavy Clutter for Robotic Bin Picking" by Liu, M.-Y., Tuzel, O., Veeraraghavan, A., Taguchi, Y., Marks, T.K. and Chellappa, R. was published in The International Journal of Robotics Research
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  •  NEWS   ICCP 2012: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, C. Oncel Tuzel, Amit K. Agrawal and others
    Date: April 1, 2012
    Where: Computational Photography (ICCP), 2012 IEEE International Conference on
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Areas: Computer Vision, Computational Photography
    Brief
    • The paper "Variable Focus Video: Reconstructing Depth and Video for Dynamic Scenes" by Shroff, N., Veeraraghavan, A., Taguchi, Y., Tuzel, O., Agrawal, A. and Chellappa, R. was presented at the Computational Photography (ICCP), 2012 IEEE International Conference on
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  •  NEWS   IROS 2011: publication by Yuichi Taguchi, John R. Hershey and Tim K. Marks
    Date: September 25, 2011
    Where: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
    MERL Contacts: Tim Marks; Yuichi Taguchi; John Hershey
    Research Areas: Multimedia, Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Entropy-Based Motion Selection for Touch-Based Registration Using Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filtering" by Taguchi, Y., Marks, T.K. and Hershey, J.R. was presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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  •  NEWS   CVPR 2011: 6 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam, Amit K. Agrawal and C. Oncel Tuzel
    Date: June 21, 2011
    Where: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Entropy Rate Superpixel Segmentation" by Liu, M.-Y., Tuzel, O., Ramalingam, S. and Chellappa, R., "Structured Light 3D Scanning in the Presence of Global Illumination" by Gupta, M., Agrawal, A., Veeraraghavan, A. and Narasimhan, S., "CrossTrack: Robust 3D Tracking from Two Cross-Sectional Views" by Hussein, M., Porikli, F., Li, R. and Arsian, S., "P2C2: Programmable Pixel Compressive Camera for High Speed Imaging" by Reddy, D., Veeraraghavan, A. and Chellappa, R., "Beyond Alhazen's Problem: Analytical Projection Model for Non-Central Catadioptric Cameras with Quadric Mirrors" by Agrawal, A., Taguchi, Y. and Ramalingam, S. and "The Light-Path Less Traveled" by Ramalingam, S., Bouaziz, S., Sturm, P. and Torr, P. were presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
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  •  TALK   Modeling and Control of Multi-locomotion Robotic System
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2011; 4:00 PM
    Speaker: Tadayoshi Aoyama, Nagoya University
    MERL Host: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • First, the concept of "Multi-Locomotion Robot" that has multiple types of locomotion is introduced. The robot is developed to achieve a bipedal walk, a quadruped walk and a brachiation, mimicking locomotion ways of a gorilla. It therefore has higher mobility by selecting a proper locomotion type according to its environment and purpose. I show you some experimental videos with respect to realized motions before now.
      Second, I focus on biped walk and talk about detail of bipedal walking. This part proposes a 3-D biped walking algorithm based on Passive Dynamic Autonomous Control (PDAC). The robot dynamics is modeled as an autonomous system of a 3-D inverted pendulum by applying the PDAC concept that is based on the assumption of point contact of the robot foot and the virtual constraint as to robot joints. Due to autonomy, there are two conservative quantities named "PDAC constant", that determine the velocity and direction of the biped walking. We also propose the convergence algorithm to make PDAC constants converge to arbitrary values, so that walking velocity and direction are controllable. Finally, experimental results validate the performance and the energy efficiency of the proposed algorithm.
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  •  NEWS   ICRA 2011: 2 publications by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and C. Oncel Tuzel
    Date: May 9, 2011
    Where: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The papers "Pose Estimation using Both Points and Lines for Geo-Localization" by Ramalingam, S., Bouaziz, S. and Sturm, P. and "Finding a Needle in a Specular Haystack" by Shroff, N., Taguchi, Y., Tuzel, O., Veeraraghavan, A., Ramalingam, S. and Okuda, H. were presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
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  •  NEWS   ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG): publication by Yuichi Taguchi, Srikumar Ramalingam and others
    Date: December 15, 2010
    Where: ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
    MERL Contact: Yuichi Taguchi
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "Axial-Cones: Modeling Spherical Catadioptric Cameras for Wide-Angle Light Field Rendering:" by Taguchi, Y., Agrawal, A., Veeraraghavan, A., Ramalingam, S. and Raskar, R. was published in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
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