Research

CMTech is a research group in Computer Vision & Human-Computer Interaction focused on human behavior understanding and interaction with the world. Human behavior understanding implies the analysis of different cues related with human non-verbal communication. One of the goals of CMTech is to allow computers to be able to understand these cues using Computer Vision and machine learning. CMTech deals with 3 main challenging tasks involving human body and hand pose inference and emotional analysis using facial expressions. These technologies provide solutions in different applications such as postural correction, understanding of sign languages or affective based human-computer interaction. In HCI, the other goal of CMTech explores the possibilities of Full-Body Interaction based on current Embodied Cognition theories in areas such as Learning, Play and Special Needs. This research is undertaken from the standpoint of Interaction Design, focusing our attention mainly on interaction for children and using non-invasive technologies such as those mentioned above.

 

Proyecto INNPACTO 2011 CONSUMEDIA en el cual participa la UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA cofinanciado por el MINECO y FEDER El Ministerio de Economía y...
El Ministerio Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011...
"crafti" is the Catalan acronym for "Method for the Control and Regulation of Physical Activity of Children through a Novel Platform for Full-body...
Research in cognitive science - showing the embodied nature of cognition - suggests that, from a theoretic perspective, embodied interaction has the...
Regularized Multi-Concept MIL for weakly-supervised facial behavior categorization Adrià Ruiz, Joost Van de Weijer and Xavier Binefa   Abstract We...
          From Emotions to Action Units with Hidden and Semi-Hidden-Task Learning   Adrià Ruiz, Joost Van de Weijer and Xavier...
Facial expressions are one of the most important channels of communication of the human being. Automatic Facial Expression Analysis it’s a...
The body is involved in most of the human activities. In order to understand automacally the human behaviour, we need to create intelligent systems...
The capture of 3D information is getting a high importance during the last years. We propose a fast system in order to obtain the 3D model of a...
Not only detecting the presence of persons on an image, but also estimating their body pose configuration is a challenging task, even more when only...

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