For reasons I’m sure are widely known, Google will be holding its annual I/O conference this year virtually. The conference will be held from 18-20 May, 2021. Registration is free and open to all at https://g.co/io. The schedule of sessions is expected to be posted before the month of April is over.
Like many conferences in 2020, ARM’s conference on development is available online. The videos of the summit are online until November 28th, but if you want to see them, you will need to register to see them by October 28. To register, go to this site. The conference list having the following tracks for their presentations.
Gain experience with the tools and techniques that will shape the future of AI and solve real-world challenges.
Dive into transformative IoT technologies that train to take your ideas from concept through production.
Beyond silicon, see how to deliver your designs for more efficient targeted solutions.
From operating systems to CI/CD tooling and more, learn cloud-native development for scalable architectures.
Hear how to apply advanced technologies like ML and AR to your next mobile development project.
Learn how to make the most of the ARM architecture in High-Performance Computing networking and storage.
Learn how organizations deploy technology to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems
Explore some of today’s most interesting engineering challenges from real-time signal processing, machinery control, embedded vision, and more.
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Last week I received an e-mail from Samsung regarding the HoloLab scans that I did at the 2018 Samsung Developer’s Conference. Shortly after the conference, I wrote about the rig that was used to do the scan.
When the photographs were taken for the scan, three poses were requested. The first pose was standing with your arms crossed. The second pose was standing with both of your arms out to the side. The third pose was allowed to be a freestyle that could be whatever you wanted (just for the fun of it).
Of these three poses, I was most interested in the second pose, because arms out to the side is the most appropriate pose to use when importing a model into software for animating. Sadly, what arrived in my e-mail was only one of the three poses, the first one.
I’m still happy to have received the one pose that I did. The model definitely resembles me. This is speculation on my part, but I imagine that the processing of the 52 images that make up a single scan is time consuming. Considering the large number of participants at the conference who had the scans done, receiving all three model poses may be wishful thinking.
One of the technology implementations displayed at SDC 2018 was their HOLOLAB. Curious as to what it is I walked over. It was a rig for performing 3D scanning of subjects. A few of the tangible outcomes included some pretty elastic 3D printed statues of people, a volume metric display showing a subject, and a display showing one of the scanned subjects dancing.
I was more curious about the implementation. I got a picture peering into the space to see how the physical structure was built. Inside the space the ambient lighting was ramped up by way of LEDs distributed around the space and 52 Point Grey Research cameras, all mounted to various places on an 8020 rig.
The software is custom built. I asked of its commercial availability and the Samsung rep I spoke to told me, “it was a work in progress.” The rep indicated that they are planning to have some popup locations available in the future for more people to try it and receive a copy of their models.
It is still early in the conference, but I might take a moment to try it out myself.