Monthly Archives: April 2013

KJMR2013 (Angie)

This is Angie Chen (M2).

The 6th Korea-Japan Workshop on Mixed Reality (KJMR2013) was held in Okinawa.
The goal of the workshop is for researchers to share and exchange results and experiences.
Date: April 12-14, 2013.
Place: OIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan.

I really appreciate that Kato-sensei gave me the opportunity to join this workshop.

Taketomi-sensei, Yuichiro, Marc and I presented this time.

During presentation practices in the lab, my presentation time was always too short.
The structure was also not ideally for audience to understand.
Thanks for all the feedback and comments from lab members and especially Igor and Henry.
Igor and Henry discussed with me and helped me to fixed slides until 2am before our departure.

The questions I got after my presentation in KJMR2013 are:
1) Can your application be used for other subjects or content?
(This is the question that I cannot answer properly. However, it is a very important.
At this point I haven’t consider other content but I will check the material of the school and see of there are something we can apply.)
2) You only overlay one past image at a time, can you overlay all the past images together?
A: Yes, we can. However, we have the slider function for user to control, so we didn’t display all images at once.
But this can be done easily.
3) Is it easy for user to match the position?
A: At this point, we are trying to find out the threshold so that it is easy for user to fixed the position while maintain the accuracy for superimposition.
This is my first time to participate a workshop as presenter.
I wasn’t regret to apply the opportunity even it gave me nervousness and lot of pressure.
I know I need to go through this for more experiences and to look deeply in my research.
After fixing the problem and have a complete results, I would like to participate more workshops/conferences.

KJMR2013 (Fujimoto)

What is KJMR?:
The aim of this workshop is to create opportunities for sharing and exchanging research results and practical experiences in this exciting field in an informal atmosphere.
Date: April 13-14th 2013
Place: OIST Seaside house, Okinawa
Participants: about 50
presentation: 28

Hello, this is Yuichiro Fujimoto, PhD student (D2).

Do you think there are any people who don’t like Okinawa?

Of course NOT!

Kato-sensei, Taketomi-sensei. Marc, Angie and I participated in KJMR2013.
As you can image in the name of this workshop, this work shop specializes in AR/MR filed.

Kato-sensei, Taketomi-sensei. Marc, Angie and I participated in KJMR2013. We could see the beautiful sea from the conference venue.

As you can image in the name of this workshop, this workshop is specialized in the field of AR/MR.

“How happy I am to be able to listen at presentations about many AR/MR researches. The only point that I’m disappointed is that we can not swim in this beautiful sea…”

Because we have to leave Okinawa soon after the workshop, we were supposed to have no time to go to the beach.
However, because of Kanbara-sensei’s great decision, the schedule was changed! We could participate in a snorkeling activity! Thank you! Kanbara-sensei!


About my presentation
Even if I understood the audience’s question in the Q & A session, I could not answer to it correctly. I think this is because the lack of preparation about Q & A and my slide made audiences misunderstand.

I would like to thank Igor-san and other foreign students in my laboratory again.
Thank you for all your support about my presentation!


A presentation I was interested in is the following.
Projection-based Mixed Reality for Deformable Surfaces
Parinya Punpongsanon, Daisuke Iwai, Kosuke Sato

It’s very similar to our research topic!
In addition, slides of this presentation were well designed. At last, the author of this presentation won the best presentation prize.
I have had a very mixed feelings about that the research similar to our research was awarded.
However, I was very happy to talk with the author about our research topic (the projection to a deformable marker).

Whenever I participated in conferences, I felt the following things.
“It took so much time to prepare for the conference… But the experience I had in the conference was worth doing it.” I’m not telling a lie.
For M2 and M1 students,
Let’s participate in many conferences from now!