A post-doctoral research position is proposed in Technicolor’s Immersive Lab in Rennes Research & Innovation Center, France. The position is open for a PhD graduate on an 18 month, full time basis.
Technicolor is a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector. It provides technology, systems and services to its Media & Entertainment clients involved in the different components of the video chain (content creation, production, distribution and access). The Rennes center is the largest center of all Technicolor Research & Innovation facilities. It is located in the middle of a science park that gathers large corporate research centers (e.g., Orange, Canon) as well as major French academic research centers (e.g., INRIA, CNRS). The mission of Technicolor researchers is to provide innovative solutions for the creators and distributors of content through new and differentiating products and services. The selected candidate will integrate the Immersive Laboratory. He will be part of a project dedicated to scene analysis for Mixed Reality.
Augmented Reality (AR) refers to a live view of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated content, such as sound, video, or graphics. In standard AR applications, virtual elements are simply overlaid on the top of a view of the real-world environment. The composite view is visualized in real-time using an AR device, which can be a phone, a tablet or AR glasses like Google glasses. This technology has been used for a long time for industrial or training applications. Mixed Reality (MR) has recently appeared and aims at creating a new mixed world where digital and physical realities seamlessly interact and blend together. It can only be achieved if the system has a very good understanding of the real-world environment.
The postdoctoral researcher will work on real-time scene analysis in the context of Mixed Reality. One of his/her main roles is to design and implement fast algorithms for modelling and understanding the real-world environment, based on input video and depth data provided by a RGB-D sensor. He/She will contribute to setting up new Mixed Reality experiences including dynamic scene management features.
As a post-doctoral researcher, the successful applicant will:
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