Demonstration competition (June 16, 2012)
Carl Franklin demonstrated GesturePack Jeffrey Margolis, Isabelle Guyon, Alex Kipman, Laura Massey
Biswas Prakash Ishwar, Janusz Konrad, Kam Lai
Fernando de la Torre, Cem Keskin Ilaria Gori Vassilis Athitsos
Chris McCormick, Bill Nagel Gabriele Fanelli
Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Jeffrey Margolis Fernando de la Torre and Ali Bigdelou
Biswas, Eray Berger
Cem Keskin, Eray Berger Kam Lai
Victor Eruhimov Jeffrey Cohn, Gabriele Fanelli, Alex Balan Pat Jangyodsuk
Laura Massey, Mitchell Dernis, Vladimir Tankovich, Jeffrey Margolis, Alex Balan Ilaria Gori, Sean Ryan Fanello
The goal of the competition was to demonstrate applications of gesture recognition with KinectTM.
The entries were judged by a panel of experts, who graded them according to pre-defined criteria:
- relevance (an application of gesture recognition using KinectTM NOT limited to one-shot-learning like the gesture challenge),
- usefulness (or, if it is a game, playfulness),
- technical or scientific contribution,
- novelty/originality, and
- quality of implementation.
First prize: USD 5000,
Second prize: USD 3000,
Third prize: USD 2000.
The prizes are donated by Microsoft (see the rules for the "qualitative evaluation" of the gesture challenge). To earn prizes, the participants had to use a KinectTM device and the Microsoft SDK. Microsoft may also offer to license the technology of the winners for up to USD 100,000.
The call for competition is closed. But, we are doing it again at ICPR 2012, deadline for proposals October 1st.
1 . Customizable Gesturing Interface for the Operating Room using Kinect [Summary][Video1][Video2][Slides][Poster][Feedback form]
Ali Bigdelou, Tobias Benz, Loren Schwarz, Nassir Navab
Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
2 . A Unified Framework for Concurrent Usage of Hand Gesture, Shape and Pose [Summary][Demo Slides][Poster][Feedback form] [1st prize winners][News article][YouTube video1][YouTube video2]
Cem Keskin1, Eray Berger2 and Lale Akarun1
1 Bogazici University Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Sigma Resarch and Development, Istanbul, Turkey
3 . Virtual Boutique: customizable gesture recognition with Kinect Sensor [Summary][Feedback form] [canceled]
Di Wu, Fan Zhu, Ling Shao
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
4 . GesturePack Gesture Recording and Recognition [Summary][Video][Free interactive demo][Poster][Feedback form]
Franklin's Net, New London, CT
5 . All Gestures you Can: a Memory Game [Summary][Video][Slides][Poster][Feedback form] [2nd prize winners]
Ilaria Gori, Sean Ryan Fanello, Giorgio Metta, Francesca Odone
Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
6 . A Flexible Gesture-Based User Interface for Information Displays [Summary][Slides][Demo slides][Poster][Feedback form]
Kam Lai, Janusz Konrad, Prakash Ishwar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
7 . Gesture Recognition using Microsoft Kinect® [Summary][Slides][Poster][Feedback form]
K K Biswas1, Saurav kr Basu2
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
2 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India
8 . Finger Gesture Recognition with Microsoft Kinect and
CogniMem CM1K Pattern Matching Chip [Summary][Video][Slides][Poster][Feedback form]
Chris McCormick, Bill Nagel, Avinash Pandey
CogniMem Technologies Inc., Folsom, California, USA
9 . Real-time Kinect Head Pose Estimation [Summary][Video][Slides][Poster][Feedback form] [3rd prize winners]
Gabriele Fanelli, Juergen Gall, Luc Van Gool
Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
There is no registration fee.
The contest was held in the West Lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center.
In black we show the assignment of group number to the tables.
10 am-11 am: Demonstration set up.
11 am-1 pm: Preview of the posters and demonstrations by the organizers and the committee.
1 pm-3 pm: Talks by the presenters.
3 pm-5 pm: Review of the posters and demonstrations by the committee and the public.
5 pm-6 pm: Deliberation of the committee.
7 pm: Dinner (sponsored by Pascal2 and Microsoft).
Jeffrey Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Mitchell Dernis, Microsoft
Victor Eruhimov, ItSeez, Novgorod, Russia
Leonid Sigal, Disney Research & CMU, Pennsylvania, USA
Vladimir Tankovich, Microsoft
Fernando de la Torre, CMU, Pennsylvania, USA
Isabelle Guyon, Clopinet, Berkeley, California
Vassilis Athitsos, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
Alex Kipman, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, USA