Our technology demo won the Best Demonstration Award at ISMAR 2020 last night, 13 November 2020, amongst the 19 demos accepted for the conference.
The demonstration showcased our RetroActivity platform which automatically builds computational models of a complex physical task, such as a maintenance activity, given only a handful of recorded demonstrations of the task. Once such a model is built, RetroActivity can finely track the job status from live video, to guide a worker through the task, provide independent training, and perform analytics. We enable ordinary AR developers to build AI-mediated feedback within hours, instead of requiring teams of specialized computer vision engineers who build temporal causation rules on top of 3rd-party visual recognition modules over months.
The International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) is the highest ranked academic conference in the fields of AR/VR/MR organized annually since 1998 (including its forerunner events, IWAR/ISAR and ISMR).
The biggest technical advances in the field from PTAM and KinectFusion to all of the work of Daniel Wagner who founded Vuforia were first presented at this conference, which makes this a humbling achievement for us.
The conference this year was held in VR, and we got the opportunity to stream our demo live through a virtual booth and take questions from the who's who in AR. But there's also a pre-recorded video and a PDF of our abstract available at ISMAR 2020 demo.
Link: ISMAR 2020 demonstrations page