|| Woontack Woo
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
|| Augmented Human: beyond VR and AR
|| Recently, Both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been attracting attention as a new medium that extends human ability beyond time and space. In this talk I will describe the potential of VR/AR as a new platform combined with Internet of Things (IoT), Big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Linked Open Data (LoD) and 3D maps. In addition, I will explain key technical challenges to realize various applications of 'reality - virtuality coexistence' in everyday life. Finally, I will share my perspective on the future of VR/AR in terms of Augmented Human (AH) that extends the physical, intellectual and social capabilities of the human.
|| Prof. Woo is a professor at the KAIST Graduate School of Culture Technology and the head of the KAIST AR Research Center. He served as vice President (2007-2012) and President (2013-2015) of Korea HCI Society. He has also served as the vice President of the Korea Computer Graphics Society since 2008, the CGI Society of Korea Information Science Society since 2010, and the Next Generation Computing Society since 2011. He received his BA in Electrical Engineering from Kyungpook National University in 1989, MS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from POSTECH in 1991, and Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering from Southern California University (USC) in 1998. His main research areas are 3D vision, 3D interaction, and context-awareness for realizing ubiquitous virtual reality.