• Emerging Technologies

    Fact Sheet

    Chairs: Matt Adcock, CSIRO Data61, Australia and Yuta Sugiura, Keio University, Japan


    Program Schedule: Monday, 18 November – Wednesday, 20 November

    Fast Facts:

    • SIGGRAPH Asia 2019’s Emerging Technologies program received 47 submissions from all over the word (Japan, Australia, Russia, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Finland China, South Korea, Malaysia).
    • The Emerging Technologies Committee accepted a total of 27 projects from original submissions and technical papers.
    • This year, there are various novel interactive techniques such as display, robotics, haptics, perception and VR.

    Quote from SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies Chairs, Yuta Sugiura and Matt Adcock:


    Come see, experience, and interact with the Emerging Technologies displays and exhibits. Be inspired by presentations about the concepts behind these innovations and understand the research outcomes on interactive technologies. Emerging Technologies is the most important driving force of both SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, because SIGGRAPH is a conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The goal of Emerging Technologies is to gather and show such submissions as novel interactive technologies that have possibilities to bring benefits, usefulness, or comfort, into our future lives.”

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies Program Highlights

    Co-Limbs: An Intuitive Collaborative Control for Wearable Robotic Arm


    Guillaume Gourmlen, Benjamin Navarro, Gowrishankar Ganesh, CNRS/LIRMM, France

    Adrien Verhulst, Tomoya Sasaki, Masahiko Inami, The University of Tokyo, Japan



    This team demonstrates a ‘Co-limbs’ that is user interface for wearable robot arms. They will demonstrate the diverse range of applications enabled by this simple but powerful user interface through example demonstrations in the Passive Assist, Power Assist and Playback modes.

    SwarmCloak: Landing of a Swarm of Nano-Quadrotors on Human Arms


    Evgeny Tsykunov, Ruslan Agishev, Roman Ibrahimov, Luiza Labazanova, Dzmitry Tsetserukou, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
    Taha Moriyama, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan


    This team demonstrates a novel system SwarmCloak that is used for landing of a fleet of four flying robots on the human hands and forearms using light-sensitive landing pads with vibrotactile feedback. Two types of tactile displays with vibromotors are activated by the light emitted from LED array at the bottom of each quadcopter.

    Hapballoon: Wearable Haptic Balloon-Based Feedback Device


    Masahiro Miyakami, Karen. A. Murata, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan


    This team demonstrates a Hapballoon that is a lightwearable device that can be used to present various haptic sensations. It is possible to present force feedback, especially with respect to pinching and gripping of objects, as well as temperature and vibration information to enhance the material feeling of the VR world.

    An Integrated 6DoF Video Camera and System Design


    Albert Parra Pozo, Michael Toksvig, Terry Filiba Schrager, Joyce Hsu, Facebook Inc., USA
    Uday Mathur, RED Digital Cinema, USA
    Alexander Sorkine-Hornung, Richard Szeliski, Brian Cabral, Facebook Inc., USA
    Rift-S Demo SW by Kevin Dale (Facebook Inc., USA)


    Designing a fully integrated 360◦ video camera supporting 6DoF head motion parallax requires overcoming many technical hurdles, including camera placement, optical design, sensor resolution, system calibration, real-time video capture, depth reconstruction, and real-time novel view synthesis.

    Full information about this year’s Demoscene program can be found on https://sa2019.siggraph.org/en/attend/emerging-technologies


    For more information about SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 program updates, please visit https://sa2019.siggraph.org/attend


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