Disney Research Creates Avatars with Augmented Reality

A new Augmented Reality framework from Disney Research has been released that could make it possible for fans to take selfies with the help of an augmented reality Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader, or Iron Man with the user poses.

It has been named as a Augmented Reality Poser, the prototype is totally dependent on the image recognition to anchor the virtual content and computer vision to identify a person in the scene and estimate the pose what it is merely acting.  After the identification of the person, the applicator which is built with the Vuforia’s AR platform then simply displays a digital avatar with the closet pose that matches among a set of predefined poses.

The 28-page research publication, and some of the research scientist which includes the Gokçen Çimen, Christoph Maurhofer, and Martin Guay which is co-authored by Robert Sumner, associate director of Disney Research, .is available for download from Disney Research’s website.

“At the heart of our solution is a set of predefined poses (selfie poses) utilized to reduce ambiguities,” wrote the team. “In a nutshell, our method consists of two reliable steps: we first perform 2D pose estimation, and then perform a projection onto the 3D subspace to find the closest matching 3D pose. With our method, we are able to automatically create augmented reality selfies for a variety of different poses.”

The solution is not just like the recent research from the Facebook Full body AR with special camera effects which has been published earlier this year and slated to arrive soon on the Facebook main and as well as lite application.

In keeping with the AR preferences of its CEO, Disney research has been using an innovative research range from use cases for the Ram gaming to movie production techniques to attract theme park. In the coming months, users can expect to see the team continue to create a new AR experience that can align with the help of Disney overall entertainment interests.


Written by Udit Agarwal

Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies,

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