Be sure to check out these Imaging-related exhibits at ImagineRIT 2014:

Then click on the titles below to add exhibits to your itinerary!

3D Planeterrainium

Exhibit Code: GOS-104
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
The Planeterrainium is an immersive and interactive experience that allows users to explore the surface of Mars in apparent 3D. Users control the 3D floor below them with a WiiMote in order to travel to craters, dunes, and other interesting features on Mars.

Exhibitors:
Brandon Cole, Jake Noel-Storr, Daniel Hudy

Digital Solar Explorer

Exhibit Code: GOS-105
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
The Digital Solar Explorer (DSE) allows users to view different wavelengths of the sun, on an actual sphere! The exhibit is interactive, and users can spin around the sun using a WiiMote, and click different fun facts to learn about the sun.

Exhibitors:
Brandon Cole, Jake Noel-Storr, Daniel Hudy

Family Science Test Pad

Exhibit Code: GOS-111
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Our exhibit will consist of multiple science demonstrations geared toward engaging families in STEM learning and inquiry. The goal is to foster scientific inquiry and inspire parents to design their own family learning investigations to do at home. RIT students who are members of the Family Science team at the Insight Lab will demonstrate aspects of physics, biology, chemistry, and earth science in a way that is both engaging and informative for children and their parents together.

Exhibitors:
Kevan Bjornson, Jake Noel-Storr

Immersive Living Room System

Exhibit Code: INS-102
Zone: Technology Quarter
Location: Institute Hall (INS/073) - 1140
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: 7 and Up

Description:
Modern living room media setups are normally centered around a television. While larger televisions can reach an 80" diagonal, 40"-60" displays are more common. This can limit the amount of immersion that any media experience can offer, as the display only takes up a small fraction of your vision. The RIT Immersive Living Room system overcomes this boundary by integrating a video projector into the conventional living room setup. The projector extends the display of the television by projecting additional content onto the surrounding wall and furniture, adapting the projected data around your specific living room setup. We will be demonstrating some simple uses of this system, such as a Microsoft Kinect-based game.

Exhibitors:
Philip Salvaggio, Megan Iafrati, Rakshit Kothari, Carl Salvaggio

Insight Lab Central

Exhibit Code: GOS-106
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Discover the various activities of the RIT Insight Lab: from Family Science, through Science Exploration Technology and Learning Landscapes, through Stepping Stones to Research.

Exhibitors:
Jake Noel-Storr, Benjamin McFadden, Akshay Kumar Mysore Anil Kumar

Intelligent Multi-Camera Video Chat

Exhibit Code: GAN-002
Zone: Artistic Alley
Location: Frank E. Gannett Hall (GAN/007B) - 1118
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Our system brings the video call experience to a whole new level. Integrating tracking and automated cinematography based on a person's location and orientation, the idea of intelligent telepresence means that a person is no longer confined to a chair during a video call. Our vision is to ultimately make the video call a family-friendly and convenient form of communication.

Exhibitors:
Molly Hill, Adam Casson, Anna Dining, Elizabeth DoVale, Leah Bartnik, Lindsay Martinescu, Nicholas Ng, Reilly Clark, Sadie Wolters, Vincent Bong, Andrew Lyne

Interactive Landscapes

Exhibit Code: GOS-101
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Interactive Landscapes is basically a very high tech sandbox. By passing infrared light through sand, we can measure the thickness of the sand. This information is then processed by a computer and the results are displayed back down onto the sand.

Exhibitors:
Daniel Simon, Ben Zenker, Liz Bondi, Lindsey Schwartz, Matt Casella, Amy Beccker, Vic McGowen, Kevin Sacca, Liz Pieri, Jason Mitchell, Michaela Piel

Revealing the Universe

Exhibit Code: OUT-149
Zone: Science Center
Location: Outside (OUT/000) - Near Greenhouse
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Revealing the Universe will show visitors how professional astronomers view and make discoveries about the Universe. We will have scale models of space and ground based telescopes on display, as well as images that astrophysics graduate students have taken using these telescopes. An optical demonstration of how telescopes collect light from distant objects will also be on display, and visitors will be able to see themselves with an infrared camera, just like how certain telescopes view the universe in infrared light. Solar telescopes will be set up so visitors can safely look at the sun and take pictures of it with their smart phones, and kids will be able to play astro-trivia to win space themed prizes.

Exhibitors:
Valerie Rapson, Kevin Cooke, Kristina Punzi, Davide Lena, Dave Principe, Dmitry Vorobiev, Sukanya Chakrabarti, Marcus Freeman, Triana Almeyda, Andy Lipnicky, Kamal Jnawali, Jen Connelly, Andrew Robinson, Sravani Vaddi, Billy Vazquez, Yuanhao Zhang, Zach Silberman, Brennan Ireland, Ben Sargent, Joel Kastner

Scales of the Universe

Exhibit Code: GOS-108
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Explore the sizes of various objects in our universe to scale, from sub atomic particles to large clusters and galaxies. A Microsoft Kinect is used to make this an interactive experience, allowing users to utilize arm movements to change the current scale of objects being displayed.

Exhibitors:
Brandon Cole, Jake Noel-Storr, Daniel Hudy

Seeing the Invisible

Exhibit Code: GAN-104
Zone: Artistic Alley
Location: Frank E. Gannett Hall (GAN/007B) - Lobby
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
See the heat coming from your hand! Our booth at Imagine RIT will include various demonstrations of imaging and optical technologies which show interesting properties of light and physics. Our goal is to spread imaging, optics, physics, and engineering interest from the SPIE/OSA Student Chapter.

Exhibitors:
Dan Goldberg, Garreth Ruane, Aly Artusio-Glimpse, Kevin Dickey

Space Adventure

Exhibit Code: GOS-107
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
Travel throughout the galaxy and view the various planets within our solar system. Three screens engulf the user, creating an immersive experience that places the user right in space. A Microsoft Kinect is integrated with the system so that the user can use arm movements and voice commands to have full control of their travels!

Exhibitors:
Brandon Cole, Jake Noel-Storr, Daniel Hudy

UAV Aerial Imagery & Autopilot Integration

Exhibit Code: GLE-215
Zone: Engineering Park
Location: James E. Gleason Hall (GLE/009) - 2460
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft capable of operating autonomously through an autopilot or remotely by an operator on the ground. UAVs significantly reduce operational costs and pilot risk, and when properly configured can be successfully operated by less experienced users compared to full size aircraft. A UAV can fulfill a variety of mission profiles, including aerial imaging. A UAV will be constructed combining the work of previous projects which will carry a payload of imaging hardware and software to accomplish Imaging science research and applications. This will allow the UAV to fly over GPS waypoints and take pictures at each of the desired locations remotely and save the picture along with the GPS data to be retrieved when the UAV lands.

Exhibitors:
Alexander Klymkow, Spencer Hanson, Reed Abraham, Timothy Fratangelo

Vehicle Hazard Detection and Alert System

Exhibit Code: GOR-134
Zone: Field House
Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR/024) - Main Floor
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: All Ages

Description:
The goal of the Imaging Science Graduate Project is to develop and build a system that will detect road hazards from warm-blooded animals the size of a house cat and larger and provide a driver with an alert that is sufficient for avoiding a collision. This system is referred to as the Hazard Detection and Alert System, or HDAS for short. The Imagine RIT exhibit will represent the culmination of this two semester, multidisciplinary effort by a team of 18 PhD students from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. The HDAS is comprised of many different components. For detecting hazards, the HDAS utilizes two forward looking thermal-IR cameras mounted to the hood of a truck with overlapping fields of view. Video from these cameras are fed to an image processing algorithm which filter out the road hazards from the rest of the scene. The algorithms used were developed by the HDAS team in-house and are based on the latest in image processing technology. Information from the algorithms is then passed to an alert system which provides the driver with both visual and audio cues which provide the location and severity of the road hazard. The audio cues are provided by stereo speakers which indicate whether or not the hazard is on the left or right hand side and the threat severity by repetition rate of the beeping cue. The visual cue consists of an array of twelve eye-safe lasers which shine onto reflective surfaces on the windshield. the location of the cue, which the driver sees as a bright dot, corresponds to the location of the hazard from the drivers point of view. The Imagine RIT exhibit will consist of a scaled demonstration of the alert system as well as a video presentation showing the image processing algorithm in action. For the alert demonstration, a visitor will have the opportunity to sit inside an HDAS simulator. The simulator will have a screen showing video from the perspective of a person driving down a street and will end with a deer suddenly popping out. Between the visitor and screen will be a glass pane simulating the HDAS windshield. The visitor will be alerted to the oncoming deer just as they would in the full system, with visual cues provided by laser spots reflected off the reflective coating on the windshield and audio cues from the speakers. In addition to the HDAS simulator, a visitor will also have the opportunity to see how the image processing algorithm performs. This will be done by a presentation which shows the algorithm identifying road hazards in thermal video. The thermal video will be actual HDAS test data taken while the system was being driven down a road.

Exhibitors:
Douglas Macdonald, Justin Harms, Brittany Ambeau, Jie Yang, Kamran Binaee, Kelly Anderson, Lauren Taylor, Osborn De Lima, Utsav Gewali, Viraj Adduru, Zichao Han

Where's Waldo: Eye Tracking and Related Sciences

Exhibit Code: GOS-102
Zone: Science Center
Location: Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS/008) - 1300/1305
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Age Group: 12 and Up

Description:
Using an eye tracking setup we will be tracking the eyes of visitors as they attempt to find Waldo on a Where's Waldo puzzle. Their eye movements will be recorded and examined after they have completed the game. An interactive scoreboard will be kept, and by clicking on someones time you will be able to see the path their eyes traveled.

Exhibitors:
Kyle Nicodemus, Charles Lander, Matthew Boardman, Jake Noel-Storr, Daniel Mooney