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smilefight

Try participating in a smile battle!

mechanism1. How are faces recognized? There are various face recognition methods using a computer. Most of them rely on a face degree determination method, where a part of the image in the camera is taken out and then determined to be a face or not. The image is verified against a standard created statistically from a massive face image database.
2. The mechanism of smile recognition. Like face detection, the mechanism of recognizing a smile relies on statistic determination based on massive smile data collected for this task. This device "grades" the degree of your smile and ranks it.
    • smilefight
    • smilefight
    • smilefight
    • smilefight

Motion capture Puppet

Motion capture Puppet

The puppet on screen will make the same facial expressions and movements as you!

mechanismMotion capture is a technology in which the actual movements of people and objects are digitized. This is a technology that plays a very important role in the video production of games and movies. In recent years, it has become possible to reproduce movements in real-time with markerless motion capture equipment by making use of infra-red ray and camera sensor technology. At this exhibition, you select your puppet (character) of a robot, rabbit or penguin. After this, the puppet will imitate your movements in real-time. This is possible because the sensors will automatically recognize your facial expressions and movements. Here, image recognition technology is used in which the computer automatically recognizes facial expressions and movements of people based on the image data taken by the cameras.
  • Motion capture Puppet
  • Motion capture Puppet

Ocean Scope

Ocean Scope

Why don’t you try and experience for yourself augmented reality technology by searching for creatures in the sea?

mechanismYou will start your search for living organisms by selecting either the Burgess Fauna Group that went extinct in the mid-Cambrian Period (approximately 500 million years ago) or the Rare Marine Life Group on the screen using the Sony Tablet. In the cylindrical field, the design appears that is an image of the ocean. Therefore, if you hold up the Sony Tablet in the field, the image in the field taken with an internal camera (actual image) and the living organism created by computer graphics (virtual image) will be synthesized and displayed (AR technology*). The living organisms displayed vary according to the depth at which they live. This means it is possible to search for living organisms by pointing the Sony Tablet in all directions and to capture a specific time in the area of the center of the screen. It is then possible to collect these living organisms. You will be set up to search for living organisms by riding in a submarine, so it is your mission to see how many you can collect in the limited search time. In addition, it is possible to view a list of the living organisms you have collected online by entering your e-mail address at the end. *“AR” stands for “augmented reality.” This means “expanded reality” or “enhanced reality.” This is a technology and environment that adds information via a computer to the actual environment.
  • Ocean Scope
  • Ocean Scope
  • Ocean Scope
  • Ocean Scope

Exhibition Contents List

  • AR Mirror

    AR Mirror

    Change into different characters using "augmented reality (AR)!"

    mechanismThe computer instantly processes the location of the person's face and the person's movement in the image taken with the camera, and lets you add information to that image as if you changed into a variety of characters.

    *What is AR
    AR is technology that augments, or adds, images and information that is not real onto an image of the real world.

    *Installed in Entertainment Zone

  • Pixel Wipe

    Pixel Wipe

    Let's move the hands. What can you see?

    mechanismThe TV screen gathers the pixels. Pixel fineness (resolution) and number (depth of color) determine the quality of an image.
    A higher resolution enables images to be shown with more fineness, and a deeper color makes an image's colors appear more realistic.

  • Digital Image DJ

    Digital Image DJ

    Manipulate images freely with magic turntable.

    mechanismThe TV screen gathers the pixels. Pixel fineness (resolution) and number (depth of color) determine the quality of an image.
    A higher resolution enables images to be shown with more fineness, and a deeper color makes an image's colors appear more realistic.

  • smileranking

    smileranking

    Where does your smile place?

    mechanism1. How are faces recognized? There are various face recognition methods using a computer. Most of them rely on a face degree determination method, where a part of the image in the camera is taken out and then determined to be a face or not. The image is verified against a standard created statistically from a massive face image database. 2. The mechanism of smile recognition. Like face detection, the mechanism of recognizing a smile relies on statistic determination based on massive smile data collected for this task. This device "grades" the degree of your smile and ranks it.

    *Installed in Entertainment Zone

  • ahaexperience

    ahaexperience

    Challenge yourself with Aha! Movie and Aha! Change!

    mechanismOur visual perception function is good at recognizing fast changes, but we have trouble acknowledging changes that occur slowly.Also, if a monotone image is placed between two other images, we are unable to see how the images changed.But when we do realize this difference, we are surprised and focus on that part, making the change obvious.This process of recognizing image change is also the process of being inspired, and so we call this experiment the Aha! Experience.

  • Holowall Table

    Holowall Table

    Try and make various shadow puppets.

    mechanismThere is an infrared camera inside the large screen that recognizes shadow puppet figures.The computer generates the matching CG image formed by the shadow casted by your hands.There are 10 shadow puppet figures that correspond to 10 CG animal images.Three people can play at the same time.

  • Red Green Goggles

    Red Green Goggles

    Experience the change in your perception of color!

    mechanismInside your eyes are light-sensitive "cone cells"that detect color.Your experience of color is based on the combination of cone cells that respond to light.We are able to see a variety of colors thanks to these light sensitive cone cells.

  • Marble Market

    Marble Market

    Play with the latest sensor technology!

    mechanismThis game incorporates HyperSkin, a sensor technology developed by Sony Computer Science Laboratories,Inc. The computer measures the positions of the people touching the table.No matter how many people there are, it can simultaneously acknowledge every player.

  • Immersive Wall

    Immersive Wall

    Experience an amazing world of light and shadow that makes balls emerge out of nowhere and walls move on their own.

    mechanismLight that we see shining on an object and then reflecting toward us is how we can tell the size of the object and which direction it is facing. We perceive an object’s dimensions by experiencing and learning the direction from which the light is shining on it and the shadows that the light makes. How does our perception of the object change when we change the light and shadows? This program lets us experience a mysterious world where the wall that we thought was in front of us looks like it begins to move, the space behind the wall grows bigger, and a ball suddenly appears out of nowhere.

  • DataTiles

    DataTiles

    Try to control the time data installed in the tiles through fast-forwarding and rewinding.

    mechanismThis is a new interface developed by the Sony Computer Science Research Center.From a split instant that cannot even be caught by the eye to a period of several months and years, you are able to actually compare them on the screen and experience the mystery of time perception.

  • Motion Magic Mirror

    Motion Magic Mirror

    Let's communicate with a mirror world.

    mechanismTwelve control buttons will take you to different virtual worlds.You can experience flows of time or worlds of fire or ripples or sparkling particles. Interacting with your image on screen will make you feel as if you were talking to yourself inside the mirror.The combination of real time image processing and real time computer graphics has resulted in the special video effects.

  • 3D Lab.

    3D Lab.

    Why wi l l we feel a 3-D impression?

    mechanismOur two eyes play an Important role in perceiving objects three-dimensionally.Since the positions of our eyes differ, what we see with our left eye is actually a little different from what we see with our right. This difference is called binocular disparity, and the brain uses this to calculate distance and help us perceive things three-dimensionally.

  • Light Stick

    Light Stick

    What do you see?

    mechanismThis light stick flashes computer generated patterns of red light. When you sweep your eyes across the blinking patterns, the light-sensitive cells in your eyes retain what you see for a fraction of a second.This process, called "persistence of vision", makes it possible for you to see the pieces as a whole image.

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