BabyX and the Auckland Face Simulator both selected for SIGGRAPH 2015 Real-Time Live!

23 July 2015

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute's Laboratory for Animate Technologies is to present their work alongside Disney and NVIDIA at the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2015).

Rendering of BabyX

Led by Academy Award winner Mark Sagar, the Laboratory for Animate Technologies is pioneering neurobehavioral animation that combines biologically based models of faces and neural systems to create live, naturally intelligent, and highly expressive interactive systems. BabyX and the Auckland Face Simulator are two of their current projects.

  • BabyX is an autonomously animated psychobiological simulation of an infant that reacts and learns in real time.
  • The Auckland Face Simulator has been developed to create realistic, autonomously interactive, highly expressive human faces for use in applications from perceptual psychology research to new human-computer-interface technologies.

Real-Time Live! showcases the most innovative and interactive real-time graphics, immersive experiences, and interactive techniques created in the last 12 months.

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A special interest group (SIG) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM SIGGRAPH is an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

SIGGRAPH the conference

The world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, SIGGRAPH 2015 is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, and is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals.

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