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Ramesh Raskar: Looking Around Corners: New Opportunities in Femto-Photography

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From ICCP11 Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute
April 10, 2011

Ramesh Raskar,
Looking Around Corners: New Opportunities in Femto-Photography

Abstract:

Can we look around corners beyond the line of sight? Our goal is to exploit the finite speed of light to improve image capture and scene understanding. New theoretical analysis coupled with emerging ultra-high-speed imaging techniques can lead to a new source of computational visual perception. We are developing the theoretical foundation for sensing and reasoning using Femto-photography and transient light transport, and experimenting with scenarios in which transient reasoning exposes scene properties that are beyond the reach of traditional computer vision. (Joint work with a large team, see http://raskar.info/femto)

Bio:

Ramesh Raskar joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab?s Camera Culture research group. His research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction. Recent inventions include transient imaging to look around corners (Femto-photography), next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra) and new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena.
He is a recipient of TR100 award from Technology Review, 2004, Global Indus Technovator Award, top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide, 2003, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship award, 2009 and Darpa Young Faculty award, 2010. He holds over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on Computational Photography. http://raskar.info

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11 Comments

  1. Alien Machine
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Take as many pictures as possible. In this case take a pic in one femto second i.e. , 10^(-15) according to Wikipedia. But this is not easy, so it's kind of costly.

  2. Pedro Ferreira
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    4:50 to 5:10
    IF YOU GO TO THIS EXTREME… you can see something SKIP!!!
    what are you afraid of? saying something wrong…
    Seems fake to me, again, just like the video posted on MIT's home page

  3. Aristosek
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    OK, but how that ultra-fast camera working ?

  4. Mrster
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Blade Runner!

  5. Ali Ahmad
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    so rectilinear propagation of light is wrong??

  6. JM Queue
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Awesome!

  7. masterkevkev
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Mind : I can understand this!….
    *Sees first equation*
    Mind : FFFFFFFUUUUAAAA DIVIDED BY TIME DISTANCE SUBTRACT SPACE WUUUUUUT~!?
    XD…

  8. HAND MADE PRODUCTS
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    This's good news ,

  9. Matthew Swalwell
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    I just got mindfucked

  10. michael watterston
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Wish I could fast forward and see this project in 5 years!!

  11. Jason Fuller
    June 9, 2019 at 10:57

    Awesome. Not sure what else to say. Mind blown.

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