Microsoft wants to put together a video showing communities around augmented and mixed reality, and has asked to include BostonAR in some of the footage! You do not have to be in the video if you don't want to, and we're asking that those of you who are okay being in the footage please sign a release form when you arrive. They're also looking to interview a few people who are doing development work or projects on the hololens, so if you'd like to be considered please let us know!
At this event we will feature engineers from Lumii, Occipital, and Wayfair who will give an overview of some of the core technologies used in augmented reality hardware and applications, and lots of hololens demos as always!
Pizza and soft drinks will be provided during the event, then join us afterwards at Mead Hall for an after party!
6:00-6:30pm: Doors open - networking and pizza
6:30-7:30pm: AR Technology 101
1) Neil Gupta, Founder BostonAR
2) Matt Hirsch, CTO/Co-Founder, Lumii (www.lumiidisplay.com (http://www.lumiidisplay.com/))
***Printed Light Fields: Engaging, Large-Format 3D***
What if you could make hologram-like prints using a standard printer, media and ink? At Lumii we’re working to make this dream into a reality and deliver a new 3D medium that’s accessible to all. This talk will be a mini-tutorial covering a range of historical to modern 3D display technologies, and the light field fundamentals you need to understand them.
Matt Hirsch is Co-founder and CTO of Lumii, a Boston-based company focused on delivering deeply-engaging hologram-like 3D experiences to the world of printed media. Matt’s Ph.D. and M.S. degrees are from MIT and his S.B. degree is from Tufts University.
3) Paul Schroeder, Computer Vision Engineer, Occipital (www.occipital.com)
***Building Mixed Reality with Bridge Engine***
This talk will give a brief introduction to Occipital's Bridge Engine technology, describing some of how the technology works and what you can build with it.
Paul is a computer vision engineer, having joined Occipital through their acquisition of Lynx Laboratories in 2015. He lives in Brookline, MA and works remotely.
Occipital is a Boulder- & SF-based mobile 3D computer vision company. Occipital makes an array of hardware and software computer vision products including: Structure Sensor: a mobile depth sensor Bridge: an iPhone-based augmented reality headset with a VR/AR SDK, as well as 3D scanning technology for home surveying.
4) Rebecca Perry, Engineer, Wayfair
***Photogrammetry for 3D Asset Generation***
Generating 3D assets is a major hurdle for companies that want to get into AR and VR. At Wayfair, we’ve developed a 3D scanning solution using photogrammetry (also called photoscanning). I will give an overview of various approaches to photogrammetry and how to get started making your own photoscanned models. All you need to get started is a digital camera and some software!
Rebecca Perry is the lead engineer on the 3D Scanning team at Wayfair. Her favorite projects involve a mix of hardware, software, and automation. Rebecca’s Ph.D. in Applied Physics is from Harvard and is an alumna of Bowdoin College.
7:30-9:00pm: Member announcements, demos, and networking.
*Lumii will be showing a variety of 3D hologram-like prints, up to 40" in size.
*Occipital will demonstrate its immersive, mobile mixed-reality Bridge Engine technology on an iPad.
*Wayfair will show their Wayfair View app built for Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Google’s Tango technology (video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4KtSTrnJ4))
*BostonAR Hololens demonstrations
9:00-11:00pm: After party at Mead Hall!
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