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June 18, 2018

Detail-Preserving Pooling in Deep Networks

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

In this paper, we aim to leverage recent results on image downscaling for the purposes of deep learning.

By: Faraz Saeedan, Nicolas Weber, Michael Goesele, Stefan Roth
June 18, 2018

Don’t Just Assume; Look and Answer: Overcoming Priors for Visual Question Answering

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

A number of studies have found that today’s Visual Question Answering (VQA) models are heavily driven by superficial correlations in the training data and lack sufficient image grounding. To encourage development of models geared towards the latter, we propose a new setting for VQA where for every question type, train and test sets have different prior distributions of answers.

By: Aishwarya Agrawal, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh, Aniruddha Kembhavi
June 17, 2018

Unsupervised Correlation Analysis

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

Linking between two data sources is a basic building block in numerous computer vision problems. In this paper, we set to answer a fundamental cognitive question: are prior correspondences necessary for linking between different domains?

By: Yedid Hoshen, Lior Wolf
June 17, 2018

Neural Baby Talk

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)

We introduce a novel framework for image captioning that can produce natural language explicitly grounded in entities that object detectors find in the image.

By: Jiasen Lu, Jianwei Yang, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh
June 16, 2018

A common cause in the phenomenological and sensorimotor correlates of body ownership

International Multisensory Research Forum

The feeling that our limbs belong to our body is at the core of bodily self-consciousness. Over the years, limb ownership has been assessed through several types of measurements, including questionnaires and sensorimotor tasks assessing the perceived location of the hand with a visual-proprioceptive conflict.

By: Majed Samad, Cesare Parise, Sean Keller, Massimiliano Di Luca
Areas: AR/VR
June 13, 2018

A Comparative Study of Phoneme- and Word-Based Learning of English Words Presented to the Skin


Past research has demonstrated that speech communication on the skin is entirely achievable. However, there is still no definitive conclusion on the best training method that minimizes the time it takes for users to reach a prescribed performance level with a speech communication device. The present study reports the design and testing of two learning approaches with a system that translates English phonemes to haptic stimulation patterns (haptic symbols).

By: Yang Jiao, Frederico M. Severgnini, Juan S. Martinez, Jaehong Jung, Hong Z Tan, Charlotte M. Reed, E. Courtenay Wilson, Frances Lau, Ali Israr, Robert Turcott, Keith Klumb, Freddy Abnousi
June 13, 2018

Improving Perception Accuracy with Multi-sensory Haptic Cue Delivery


This paper presents a novel, wearable, and multi-sensory haptic feedback system intended to support the transmission of large sets of haptic cues that are accurately perceived by the human user. Previous devices have focused on the optimization of haptic cue transmission using a single modality and have typically employed arrays of haptic tactile actuators to maximize information throughput to a user.

By: Nathan Dunkelberger, Joshua Bradley, Jennifer L. Sullivan, Ali Israr, Frances Lau, Keith Klumb, Freddy Abnousi, Marcia K. O’Malley
June 13, 2018

Efficient Evaluation of Coding Strategies for Transcutaneous Language Communication

Eurohaptics 2018

Communication of natural language via the skin has seen renewed interest with the advent of mobile devices and wearable technology. Efficient evaluation of candidate haptic encoding algorithms remains a significant challenge. We present 4 algorithms along with our methods for evaluation, which are based on discriminability, learnability, and generalizability. Advantageously, mastery of an extensive vocabulary is not required.

By: Robert Turcott, Jennifer Chen, Pablo Castillo, Brian Knott, Wahyudinata Setiawan, Forrest Briggs, Keith Klumb, Freddy Abnousi, Prasad Chakka, Frances Lau, Ali Israr
June 12, 2018

Development of a Receive Phased Array Antenna for High Altitude Platform Stations using Integrated Beamformer Modules

International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

This paper describes the development and test of an electrically steerable phased array antenna designed for implementation in multilayer circuit board architecture.

By: Will Theunissen, Vipul Jain, Gaurav Menon
June 1, 2018

The Immersive VR Self: Performance, Embodiment and Presence in Immersive Virtual Reality Environments

Book chapter from A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, AI, Sentience

Virtual avatars are a common way to present oneself in online social interactions. From cartoonish emoticons to hyper-realistic humanoids, these online representations help us portray a certain image to our respective audiences.

By: Raz Schwartz, William Steptoe