UVR Lab. was formed in Feb. 2001 at GIST to study and develop “Virtual Reality in Smart computing environments” that process multimodal input, perceive user’s intention and emotion, and respond to user’s request through Augmented Reality. Since 2012, UVR Lab moved to KAIST GSCT and restarted with a theme of “FUN in Ubiquitous VR.”
작성일 : 14-01-22
[UVR Seminar #6] Dr. Gun Lee at HITLab NZ (2014/01/28)
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Title : 착용형 컴퓨팅 시대의 증강현실 인터페이스
          (Augmented Reality Interface in Wearable Computing Age)
Speaker : Dr. Gun Lee (HITLab NZ, University of Canterbury)
Place : KAIST GSCT N25 #3235
Time : 2014.01.28. 15:00-17:00
Abstract :
최근 구글 글래스를 필두로 다양한 스마트 글래스의 등장으로 착용형(wearable) 컴퓨터 및 스마트 기기에 관한 관심이 높아지고 있다. 현재 널리 이용되고 있는 스마트폰이나 태블릿형 컴퓨터에 비해 더욱 소형화 되어 사용자의 몸에 항상 착용하여 사용하는 것이 가능해진  착용형 커퓨터는 일상생활에서 정보를 접근하는데 소용되는 시공간적인 간극을 더욱 줄여 가상 디지털 정보 공간과 실제 물리적인 공간의 융합을 더욱 가속화 하고 있다. 하지만 컴퓨터 및 스마트 기기들이 항시 착용 가능한 크기로 소형화 됨에 따라 사용자가 컴퓨터를 조작하고 상호작용 하기 어려워지는 문제는 아직까지 연구를 통해 풀어야 할 숙제로 남아 있다. 이를 위해 연구되고 있는 다양한 인간-컴퓨터상호작용(HCI) 기술 중 증강현실(Augmented Reality) 인터페이스는 가상의 정보를 실제공간과 융합한다는 측면에서 착용형 컴퓨터 환경에서의 적극적인 활용이 전망된다. 본 세미나에서는 최근 주목받고 있는 착용형 컴퓨터 구글 글래스와 이를 활용한 증강현실 인터페이스 연구 사례를 소개하고 앞으로의 연구 방향에 대해 함께 생각을 나누고자 한다.
Since the Google Glass was introduced to the public, wearable computing is gaining more interest as a future computing platform. As computers and smart devices become small enough to wear, the temporal and spatial barrier to access digital information from user’s everyday life is getting smaller, and the physical and virtual worlds become more integrated. However, as the devices get smaller and wearable, the interaction between the human user and the computing device become more challenging. Among various human-computer interface technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) technology is expected to have an important role for wearable computers, as it shares the concept of integrating virtual information into the real physical world. In this talk, we will look into human-computer interaction aspects of Google Glass, review AR researches using the device, and discuss on future research direction.
Short Bio :
Dr. Gun Lee has a specialty in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Three-dimensional (3D) User interfaces. As a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury), he is working on investigating interaction and visualization methods for AR and immersive 3D environments. Since joining the HIT Lab NZ, he has been leading the CityViewAR project, developing a mobile AR software framework and several applications showing geo-spatial information through AR visualization. Recently, he worked on applying the software framework to run on Google Glass.
Before joining the HIT Lab NZ, Dr. Lee had been working at Electronics and Telecommunications Institute (ETRI, Korea) as a researcher where he developed VR and AR systems for industrial applications, including Multi-projection based Hemispherical Display for reviewing car interior design, Virtual training systems for paint spraying and welding, Mixed reality based spatial planning system, and interactive visualization software for multi-view autostereosopic 3D displays.
Dr. Lee received BS degree in Computer Science from Kyungpook National University (Korea), and completed his Masters and Ph D in Computer Science and Engineering at POSTECH (Korea), investigating immersive authoring method for creating VR and AR contents using 3D user interfaces.