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Smart Headlight: A new active augmented reality that improves how the reality appears to a human
A combination of computer vision and projector-based illumination opens the possibility for a new type of augmented reality: selectively illuminating the scene to improve or manipulate how the reality itself, rather than its display, appears to a human. One such example is the Smart Headlight being developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The project team has been working on a new set of capabilities for the headlight, such as making rain drops and snowflakes disappear, allowing for the high beams to always be on without glare, and enhancing the appearance of objects of interest. This talk will present the idea, approach, and current status of the Smart Headlight Project.
Takeo Kanade - The U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
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The Future of Technology-Enhanced Learning in a Global Context
The promise of new digital technologies to improve education has raised expectations around the world, but so far the results have been disappointing. While the internet and video lectures provide wide access to content, access alone does not deliver strong learning outcomes. What is needed are tools that engage learners actively in the discovery of new skills and ideas, using continuous practice and targeted feedback. Increasingly there is recognition that metacognitive skills -- the sociocultural context and infrastructure for learning -- also has huge impact on outcomes. This talk will focus on the learning gains made possible when one uses knowledge about learning and its context to design technology-enhanced learning tools.
Justine Cassell is Associate Vice-Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact at Carnegie Mellon University, and until recently was Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science. She is also co-director of CMU's new Simon Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning, and co-director of the $10M Yahoo-CMU collaboration called InMind. Cassell was faculty at Northwestern University from 2003 to 2010 where she was the founding director of the Center for Technology and Social Behavior and the joint PhD in Technology and Social Behavior. Before that she was a tenured professor at the MIT Media Lab. Cassell received the Edgerton Prize at MIT, is an ACM and CRA Distinguished Lecturer, was honored in 2008 with the "Women of Vision" award from the Anita Borg Institute, in 2011 was named to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices (which she chaired from 2011-2014), and in 2012 was named a fellow of the AAAS. Cassell has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Justine Cassell is Associate Vice-Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also co-director of CMU's new Simon Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning,
The Simon Initiative will improve education for millions of learners around the world. At scale, it will transform the learning experiences of students everywhere, making them as personal and powerful as a private tutor, whether the students are studying online or collaborating in a residential setting, while being robust enough to benefit millions.