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The Mathematical Magic of Mixed Reality


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Learn about the Microsoft HoloLens system and how it permits you to engage with 3D virtual objects.

Date and Time

19 April 2018 - 18:30-20:00


Cambridge, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - East:Cambs local network. Contact cambsec@theiet.org for more information.

About this event

HoloLens is a self-contained wearable computer that enables you to engage with 3D virtual objects (“holograms”) in the world around you.  It is also a miracle of engineering, with speech and hand gesture recognition and an internal positioning system that calculates its location in the world to great accuracy with no external infrastructure.  Dr. Andrew Fitzgibbon FREng FBCS FIAPR, is a Partner Scientist at Microsoft HoloLens based in Cambridge who will talk about some of the engineering challenges faced in building this device and show how it exemplifies the value of STEM subjects.  He will also talk more generally about the scientific and engineering challenges we face looking to the future of such devices.

Andrew is best known for his work on 3D vision, having been a core contributor to the Emmy-award-winning 3D camera tracker “boujou” and Kinect for Xbox 360, but his interests are broad, spanning computer vision, graphics, machine learning, and occasionally a little neuroscience.  For further details on Andrew's work please go to http://aka.ms/awf

For further details of the HoloLens system please go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/hololens

To book a place please go to : https://localevents.theiet.org/b06a06


Refreshments at 1800 hrs followed by the lecture at 1830 hrs, Q&A and to end at 2000 hrs.

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