Videos

MobileFusion: Create 3D scans with your mobile phone

2 years ago
MobileFusion is a research project that turns ordinary mobile phones into 3D scanners without any additional hardware. The resulting 3D scans are detailed enough for 3D printing or use in augmented-reality games. Read more: blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2015/08/24/3d-scans-with-mobile-phones-mobilefusion-research-project.aspx

Microsoft’s underwater datacenter: Project Natick

2 years ago
Introducing Microsoft Project Natick, a Microsoft research project to manufacture and operate an underwater datacenter. The initial experimental prototype vessel, christened the Leona Philpot after a popular Xbox game character, was operated on the seafloor approximately one kilometer off the Pacific coast of the United States from August to November of 2015. Project Natick reflects […]

Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experiences

1 year ago
Manipulating a virtual object with appropriate passive haptic cues provides a satisfying sense of presence in virtual reality. However, scaling such experiences to support multiple virtual objects is a challenge as each one needs to be accompanied with a precisely-located haptic proxy object. We propose a solution that overcomes this limitation by hacking human perception. […]

SemanticPaint: Interactive 3D Labelling and Learning at your Fingertips

2 years ago
We present a new interactive approach to 3D scene understanding. Our system, SemanticPaint, allows users to simultaneously scan their environment, whilst interactively segmenting the scene simply by reaching out and touching any desired object or surface. Our system continuously learns from these segmentations, and labels new unseen parts of the environment. Unlike offline systems, where […]
GoingNative 14: Image Processing, Image Watch, Exceptions

GoingNative 14: Image Processing, Image Watch, Exceptions

5 years ago
You recently learned about Image Watch, a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in for visually debugging (watch window, locals, etc…) image processing code in C++. How does it work? What does the implementation look like (or how was it designed, how much modern C++ does it employ, how old is the code base, etc…). You can’t talk […]

Microsoft Translator: License to Translate

2 years ago
Introducing Microsoft Translator’s new conversation feature for iOS and Android– translate face to face conversations in a more natural way by simultaneously using your smartwatch and phone! It uses the same Microsoft Translator speech translation engine that powers Skype Translator and is optimized for translating full conversations, not just short sentences. Communicate in a more […]

Augmenting the Field-of-View of Head-Mounted Displays with Sparse Peripheral Displays

1 year ago
We explore the concept of a sparse peripheral display, which augments the field-of-view of a head-mounted display with a lightweight, low-resolution, inexpensively produced array of LEDs surrounding the central high-resolution display. We show that sparse peripheral displays expand the available field-of-view up to 190º horizontal, nearly filling the human field-of-view. We prototyped two proof-of-concept implementations […]
Mobile Holoportation

Mobile Holoportation

10 months ago
This video is a short demonstration of our research efforts to make Holoportation truly mobile. Learn more about Holoportation and this update on our Research Project web page: www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/holoportation-3/ View the Holoportation demo video (previous work) here: youtu.be/7d59O6cfaM0 For questions please contact us at holoportation@microsoft.com.
Microsoft introduces Fetch!

Microsoft introduces Fetch!

2 years ago
Fetch! is an iPhone app that can identify breeds from photos of dogs. In addition to identifying the breed, Fetch! makes it easy for consumers to find more information about each breed, and share results and photos on social media. The app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store and through […]

Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform

7 months ago
The video shows a simulation of the quadrotor flight in a sub-urban environment. The visuals depict how the camera mounted on the quadrotor perceives the world. See more on the project: www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/air/ Read the blog post: blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/02/15/microsoft-shares-open-source-system-training-drones-gadgets-move-safely/#sm.0000v8bqc0rcdflis6g1wekfl455r
Thinga.Me, a Microsoft Garage Project.

Thinga.Me, a Microsoft Garage Project.

1 year ago
Thinga.Me offers the best and most compelling way of digitally capturing the physical things that matter in your life. Archive your kids artwork, show off your cool set of collectibles, keep track of the stuff in your basement. The choice is yours. Thinga.Me is available for the iPhone and is currently an invite-only release. Sign […]

Thumb + Pen Interaction on Tablets

5 months ago
Thumb + Pen Interaction on Tablets addresses the simultaneous, and complementary, use of pen & touch modalities for interaction in laptop scenarios, such as when using a Surface tablet on the couch, where the nonpreferred hand must often hold the device itself. In this case, the thumb is available and sufficiently mobile to manipulate many […]