Perception, Cognition and Interaction: Part V
May 28, 2018
Design of activity recognition systems : An Application to the measurement of human factors
Activity recognition aims at recognizing and understanding the movements, actions, and objectives of mobile objects. These objects can be humans, animals, or simple artefacts. Many important and critical applications such as surveillance or healthcare require some form of (human) activity recognition. Existing languages can be used to describe models of activities, but they are difficult to master by non computer scientists (ex: doctors). We present a new language dedicated to end users, to describe their activities. We call it ADeL (Activity Description Language) and we provide it with two formats: textual and graphical. This language is intended to be part of a complete recognition system. Such a system has to be real time, reactive, correct, and dependable. We choose the synchronous approach.
Architectural Geometry in Practice
Evolute GmbH is a high-tech company founded as a spin-off from Vienna University of Technology in 2008. Since its foundation, Evolute has gained a wealth of practical expertise in enabling building projects featuring complex geometry and in solving geometric problems in automation and production technology. During the talk, projects from Evolute's portfolio, which revolve around such problems, will be presented. These will serve as examples of the architectural industry's recent demands for complex geometry and as the motivation behind recent advances in discrete differential geometry. Such projects include the Investcorp Building in Oxford, UK and the Eiffel Tower pavilions. The paneling of freeform surfaces with panel elements of different materials and combinatorics which fulfill desired properties, such as developability and size, is one such problem and a novel solution approach will be discussed.